Vision-Box deploys multimodal biometric eGates at Hamad International Airport

September 24, 2013 - 

Vision-Box has been awarded a contract to deploy 64 multimodal eGates at all terminals of the Hamad International Airport in Qatar.

The new eGates, which support face, iris and fingerprint identification, will be linked into the advanced Identity Management infrastructure of the Ministry of the Interior of the State of Qatar.

According to Jean -François Lennon, Director of International Business Development at Vision-Box, this contract – awarded through an international tendering process — represents the largest deployment of multimodal ABC eGates in the region, at a single site.

“The Middle-East is a market that continues to show enormous potential, where we have invested for some years now and we look forward to further contribute to the various on-going Identity Management programs, as well as supporting the different GCC initiatives in similar projects, by continuously investing in local resources.”

Reported previously, Vision-Box also recently deployed a video surveillance system at the Arena Castelão Stadium in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

According to the company, the particular surveillance set up includes over 250 IP surveillance cameras, with integration to the building management system, as well as ticketing access control.

Earlier this year, Vision-Box launched what it was calling a ‘biometric periscope,’ for long distance capture of face and iris in self-service eGates. The device is capable of capturing biometrics from a distance of 1 metre.

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