Oberthur Smart Cards USA said it and On Track Innovations, an Israeli company that specializes in contactless smart card systems, are prime contractors to Israel's Ministry of Defense for a biometric identification system at border crossings.

The system will serve daily workers who cross into Israeli territory. The combination of advanced capabilities -- hand and face biometrics and contactless, meaning the cards operate at high speed without being inserted into a terminal -- will allow for automatic screening at border gates.

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