Dermalog delivers biometric passports and border control system to the Maldives

January 28, 2016 - 

German biometrics firm Dermalog has delivered biometric passports and an IT system for epassport registration and personalization to the Republic of Maldives.

Dermalog has also delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to Maldives Immigration.

The new Maldivian biometric passports contain a highly secured polycarbonate data page with laser engraved photo and data and according to the controller of Maldives Immigration, it is now one of the most secure biometric passports in the world with 34 visible and invisible security features and full compliance to the highest security passport standards.

On the same day the new biometric passports were introduced, the new eGates at Maldives’ Ibrahim Nasir International Airport were opened.

The eGates let passengers pass through border control using their new epassports for automatic immigration clearance. Passengers are requested to scan their new Passports and boarding passes as well as their fingerprints. The automatic gate doors then open automatically and allow passengers to pass.

The biometric passports and automatic gates are complemented with a new border control system and with a high-speed AFIS, both from Dermalog.

Previously reported, last November, Dermalog introduced VF1, the first combined scanner to be able to capture both passports and fingerprints on the same scanning surface making it an ideal solution for electronic gates, kiosks, border control and national registration.

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