secunet’s Golden Reader Tool Platinum Edition can be applied in all cases in which secure and reliable read-outs of electronic ID documents and their authentication are essential.
On behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), secunet started to develop the Golden Reader Tool in 2005. With this software-application, the readout of ICAO-compliant eMRTDs, such as electronic passports, for example, was made possible for the first time. This meant an essential step towards establishing the prerequisites for worldwide interoperability in the field of eMRTCs based on the requirements of the ICAO and the EU. Within the scope of numerous interoperability-tests, most recently in Prague in 2008, the GRT was successfully implemented. Ever since then, the software has been internationally acknowledged as the functional reference implementation in the field of electronic passports.