Identity industry

November 26, 2018

PRMc Passport Reader Is Now BSI-Compliant

We are proud to announce that – following a period of thorough testing – Adaptive Recognition’s high-end passport reader PRMc received the official BSI TR-03105 Part 4 compliance certificate. Let’s see the details.

What Is BSI?

BSI is the abbreviation of Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, in English the Federal Office for Information Security. It is the central IT security service provider in charge of managing computer and communication security for the German government. The institute created various internationally accepted standards related to IT security.

BSI compliant passport reader

What Is BSI TR-03105?

BSI TR-03105 is a 2005 standard that provides test specifications ensuring the international interoperability of electronic travel documents and reader systems.

The Main Parts of the Certificate

  • Requirements for the reader (hardware that handles eMRTDs): BSI TR-03105 Part 4
  • Requirements for the software: BSI TR-03105 Part 5.1. (software that handles e-passports) and Part 5.2. (software that handles e-IDs)

The Advantages of Having This Certificate

This certificate matters for ID reader manufacturers because it is an internationally accepted point of reference. Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik is one of the few independent government agencies globally that checks and verifies compliance of eID documents and inspection systems with internationally adopted standards.

This certificate proves that PRMc complies with the stringent rules and parameters that are thoroughly checked and measured by certified product labs, ensuring that the reader does a perfect job in processing internationally used electronic travel documents. Adaptive Recognition is one of the very few products/vendors compliant with the standards of Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik.

Compliant devices will go into production in Q1/2019.