Datacard® PB6500™ Passport Issuance System

Advanced security and efficiency

The Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system offers a wide variety of inline personalization technologies, including the ability to issue passports with sophisticated security features. Choose this reliable system to enhance document security and integrate advanced technologies in machine readable passports and e-passports.

  • Protect the process with extensive system-level security
  • Reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft
  • Support secure, high-volume passport programs
  • Increase operational efficiency


Reliable high-volume production The PB6500 system personalizes up to 200 machine readable passport booklets per hour with outstanding efficiency. Extensive capabilities Inline personalization capabilities include advanced high-speed laser engraving, inkjet printing, secure lamination, contactless chip encoding, verification and precision booklet opening and closing. Flexible, modular design Start with the most cost-effective solution, then add modules as your needs evolve. This modular architecture enables a quick response to changing requirements and helps protect your technology investment. Advanced passport security Employ sophisticated security technologies that meet extensive inspection requirements. Examples include high-resolution photos, printed or engraved machine readable data, ghost images, tactile elements and security laminates with multiple optical variable devices. Exceptional system protection System-level security features include secure login, data encryption and support for biometric authentication. Data Integrity and quality assurance Internal software automatically cross checks data as the passport is personalized to ensure data integrity. The system enables automated inline inspection with multiple verification steps. Vision registration ensures correct alignment of personalized data with preprinted information and document edges.

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