Sep 11, 2008 — This week’s ePassports EAC Conformity and Interoperability Tests in Prague, Czech Republic, will mark the gathering of security agency members throughout Europe and beyond. In conjunction with technical solutions providers, these ministries will convene in order to further the goals of ICAO to test the interoperability of the implementation of Extended Access Control (EAC) in Passports and other national identity documents.

In conjunction with these interoperability tests, 3M is exhibiting at this important global event to announce and demonstrate its intention to provide an end-to-end solution that will complete the deployment of PKI solutions for border management and secure document issuance.

A trusted supplier of border control solutions, 3M already provides ePassport scanners and additional software-based border management solutions to dozens of countries around the globe. As EAC is deployed, 3M will leverage its strength and understanding of secure data management, policy and workflow integration to provide solutions specific to the needs of existing and new customers.

3M is a leading global provider of innovative security solutions that use proprietary 3M technologies, including light management, optics, films, adhesives and virtual images. 3M has helped to solve a wide range of security problems for both government and private organizations, protecting everything from passports and drivers’ licenses to electronic components and pharmaceuticals.

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About 3M Identity Management

3M and 3M Cogent deliver end-to-end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure the security of people and documents. With an unmatched mix of leading technologies in biometrics and credentialing as well as expert systems integration and support, 3M helps solve an array of security challenges, including efficient border management, secure issuance and authentication of civil IDs, and controlling access to facilities and information. 3M identity management technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit

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