March 11, 2013 -
Secunet’s EasyGo e-gate project has just been labelled the IT Project of the Year in 2012 in the Czech Republic.
The Czech border police put the award-winning e-gate into operation at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport at the end of 2011.
According to the company, the award was conferred by the Czech Association of Chief Information Officers (CACIO). The competition was held under the patronage of the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas, and the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, Martin Kuba. “The EasyGo project is a practical example of how biometric IDs can be used. The highly developed solution offers a self-service for crossing the border with a high level of security and saves the passengers time,” reported CACIO.
For this project, Secunet was a subcontractor to VIKTOVICE IT Solutions and delivered the turnkey e-gate solution, which includes process control of the gates and secunet’s biomiddle software. This software combines individual biometric components such as passport readers or cameras with client applications and background systems.
“We are extremely pleased that the project received this prestigious award,” Dr. Rainer Baumgart, CEO of secunet Security Networks said. “The jury was won over by the simple, trouble-free operation, the reduction in passenger waiting times when entering the country and the higher number of passengers who can cross the border.”
According to the company, at an average speed of just 18 seconds per person, over 130,000 passengers from EU countries have already used the system.
Science Media Partners Ltd., the organizer of the security document conference and exhibition – SDW 2013 – has announced that the next phase of global ePassport interoperability testing takes place this May in London. Secunet will aid in the technical aspects of these tests.