CETIS receives the Golden Award from the Regional Chamber of Commerce
On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Celje Regional Chamber of Commerce handed out awards to the most innovative companies in the Celje region in 2018. A total of 51 innovators from 11 different companies with 17 innovations participated in the selection. CETIS, one of the leading European companies in the field of security and commercial printing solutions was awarded the Golden Award for the CCH - Cetis Chip Hinge, an innovative polycarbonate data page binding solution for e-passports and with it entered the finals - a selection of the best innovation at a national level at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.
CETIS is among the few manufacturers of data pages in the world with its own patented solutions with verified efficiency. They manufacture polycarbonate data pages that comply with the demanded ICAO 9303 (MRTD) standards. Customers can choose between more than 50 different security elements and exclusive patented binding technologies. The method of binding of the data page into the passport book is one of the crucial parts of a passport with which we increase the protection against copying and counterfeiting.
The newest method of patented binding contains an integrated electronic non-contact medium – a product which, compared to other competitive solutions offers numerous advantages as regards to security, since the chip is integrated in the binding material. The binding material is flexible and bound with the polycarbonate forms an inseparable binding between the applied materials. This further increases the functionality of the integrated non-contact electronic medium. Fusion of polycarbonate materials and the connecting technology makes binding of data pages secure and durable, while the passport thickness remains unchanged. Any attempts at changing the content of variable data is clearly evident; the document is destroyed and cannot be used further.
The authors of the innovation are Roman Žnidarič, MSc, Executive Director, and Milan Kerič, Director of IT and Development Solutions, who received the Golden Award from Boštjan Gorjup, the President of the CCIS, and Izidor Krivec, President of the RCCIC.