Modernizing the Next Generation US Passports
In 1998, GET Group North America introduced the reverse transfer personalization technology used for the personalization of the U.S. ePassport over the ensuing twenty years. Following the U.S. Department of State’s determination to change from a paper based datapage to one made of polycarbonate, we were selected to provide state-of-the-art laser engraving personalization systems for the Next Generation U.S. Passport under the U.S. Department of State’s contract with Integral Federal.
In 2019 we initiated deployment of more than 100 BookMaster personalization systems manufactured by our partner, IAI Industrial Systems BV. This was completed in a little over two years during unprecedented and challenging times.
GET Group North America now supports and maintains all the BookMaster systems at two passport production centers and 27 passport agencies around the United States. This leading-edge technology, comprising of enhanced security features, automated quality checks, and laser & inkjet printing, provides significant enhancements to the U.S. Passport, while highlights our focus on security, privacy, integrity, and service.