Gemalto launches new biometric traveler verification system

March 28, 2014 - 

Gemalto has just launched the Coesys Border and Visa Management solution, a two-stage traveler verification system that is capable of performing fingerprint and facial image checks, in addition to verifying the authenticity and validity of a carried passport.

According to the company, this new, entirely computerized system enhances security and provides a more efficient set of tools to monitor border entries and exits. It also delivers higher rates of detection and prevention through official international databases to check if the travel document has been lost or stolen. Coesys Border and Visa Management can easily incorporate automated e-gates at border immigration check points. These highly secure, two-stage traveler verification systems first verify that the e-passport is authentic and then performs facial or fingerprint recognition to match the holder to the electronic data stored on the e-passport.

“This new solution capitalizes on Gemalto’s security expertise and the hundreds of millions of electronic travel documents with the associated services that we have deployed so far,” Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President, Government Programs at Gemalto said. “With air passengers traffic expected to double by 2030(1) and 53% of all passports issued forecast to embed the electronic feature in 2017(2), Coesys Border and Visa Management comes about just when governments need to fast track travelers through major international airports, with no compromise on security.”

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the global market for e-Passports is set to grow at a CAGR of 32.5% over the period of 2012-2016 and according to the report published by TechNavio, Gemalto is among a short list of vendors currently dominating the space.

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