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The ultimate passport platform for scalable modularity

The PB8500 System is the industry’s most scalable and flexible passport personalization platform. This system provides a powerful suite of solutions to governments and integrators as they design and implement new passport issuance programs.

Key Features

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Durable and Secure

Protect critical passport information with highly secure overlays and powerful adhesives.

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Flexible Issuance

Use multiple input trays and selective picking software capabilities to run multiple booklet types.

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Digital Ready

Issue e-passports. Encode a variety of manufacturer’s chips.

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Visually Innovative

Engraves photos, logos, tilted images (CLI, MLI, 3D photos), text, and bar codes, as well as laser ablated images and a wide variety of security features.

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Secure Issuance and Borders

Photo Optimization stops imposters at borders. Logical security protects proprietary information.

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Issue Faster and Spend Less

Innovative, high-speed laser requires no external cooling. Inkjet module transport is ultra-smooth.

Tech Specs

The Datacard PB8500 Passport System includes a comprehensive range of technologies to choose from. Integrate a combination of these technologies to meet your program needs. 

Key technologies include: 

  • Physical and logical security 
  • System controller hardware and software 
  • Booklet opening 
  • Page Turning 
  • Multi-book chip encoding 
  • Laser engraving 
  • Plasma Pretreat 
  • Drop on demand printing 
  • Secure overlay 
  • Quality assurance 
  • Buffer/closer

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