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Morpho and Vision-Box progress to testing stage for Australian biometric eGate contract


Morpho and Vision-Box are currently competing for a contract to deploy eGates in international airports throughout Australia.

Reported in ITNews, both companies have progressed into a testing stage for a two-year $8.4 million trial of the technology.

Also from the ITNews report, Australia Customs awarded Morpho a contract related to eGates in 2004. This particular contract was worth $43 million and is applicable through to 2016.

Customs has reportedly received money to get software up to speed with the new eGates, and once funding for full-scale implementation is available, the government will be ready to kick off the new project.

According to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence, airports will spend more than $2.2 billion globally on Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018.

In addition, says the market intelligence firm, the market is projected to grow at a 19.5% CAGR and the total number of airport eGates with integrated biometrics that replace border agents at passport control desks will nearly triple from the current installed base of 1,117 to 3,238 by 2018. 


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