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Texas Instruments Supports Smart Card Alliance Position on WHTI PASS Card


As a member of the Smart Card Alliance, Texas Instruments is supporting the organization's recommendation that secure contactless technology (ISO/IEC 14443) best meets the objectives of the Department of Homeland Security for high throughput and the protection of individual privacy at the nation's border crossings for its People Access Security Service (PASS) card program. PASS cards would be required by 2008 for all United States citizens without a passport who cross the Northern and Southern borders of the United States. The Smart Card Alliance makes its case for the DHS using secure contactless chip technology in a new white paper from its Identity Council, "Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Pass Card: Recommendations for Using Secure Contactless Technology vs. RFID."

To download a copy of the white paper, visit smartcardalliance.org/alliance_activities.

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