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Unisys to implement facial recognition system for Her Majesty’s Passport Office in UK

Unisys Corporation has announced that it has been selected by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK to implement its new facial recognition system.

According to the company, under the terms of the five-year deal, Unisys will provide systems integration services to implement its open standards LEIDA platform, which will manage identity verification for United Kingdom passport applicants based on their facial biometric data.

“We are excited to be chosen for this important project,” Nick Fraser, managing director, Unisys UK said. “Unisys has applied facial and other biometrics technologies to build leading-edge passport, citizen registry and land border control systems for the United States, Australia, Mexico and other countries around the world. We look forward to applying our expertise to help the UK manage the throughput of travelers.”

According to research from the Biometrics Research Group, the global market for ePassports is expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2015, with 500 million ePassports issued.

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