Tag Archives: eGates

Border Control Security along International Standards

By Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies. Back in 1979 the International Civil Aviation Organisation, called ICAO, published the standard on Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). Passport booklets with this function need a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) based on the typeface Optical Character Recognition (OCR-B). The phase out of all non-MRP was set for CY 2015. By springtime2006 ICAO […]

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Airport eGates and best practice

by Infineon Technologies The objectives of an automatic border control (ABC) system are to: a) improve passenger clearance without increasing staff costs (efficiency), b) make the process easier for passengers (convenience) c) enhance precautions at airports (security). An ABC-system enables automated or semi-automated border control, that can be operated with an eMRTD, RTP, National eID […]

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Synergy between Registered Traveller Programs and Visa-Processing for frequent travellers

by Infineon Technologies A Visa-sticker or ink stamp is an indicator to the right of access for a short term visitor to a country issued at a border control point. Today around 40 states worldwide use e-Gates to speed up the border control process. Many such systems are based on the ICAO Standard and/or using […]

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New report: Biometric technologies to experience widespread deployment in border control, law enforcement, eGovernment and military applications

The universal adoption of biometric passports will influence eGate implementation which will become the main revenue generator for the global civil and military biometrics market in the near future. In addition, portable devices used by the police and the military will become a common tool in the fight against crime and terrorism. Biometrics is set […]

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