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Dubai International Airport to deploy another 14 Emaratech biometric e-gates

 

The Dubai International Airport has just ordered another 14 e-gates, bringing the total number of gates deployed at the airport to 28.

Emaratech, the company responsible for the e-gate technology and deployment said the system has already seen nearly 70,000 passengers enrolled since the e-gate’s first installation in January. Reported in GulfNews.com, the new gates are set to arrive and will be operation within a month.

According to the report, the system allows travellers to clear immigration in less than 24 seconds provided they’ve already provided their facial, fingerprint and iris scan. To verify, the system checks biometrics and cross references data with either an Emirates ID or UAE gate card.

The smart e-gates can process 135 passengers per hour, and according to the GulfNews report, Dubai International is expected to see 98 million passengers annually by 2020.

Emaratech, the company responsible for the e-gates at Dubai International, also manages the e-form system for the Emirates ID card.

Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, Emirates ID received official certification from the World Record Academy for having the world’s largest biometric database. The data base contains over 103 million decimal and rolled fingerprints and palm prints, as well as more than 15 million facial prints and digital signatures.

Biometric gate automation is a growing trend in airports around the world and many systems are seeing usage increase across the board.

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