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German Federal Police use Jenetric fingerprint solution to simplify border control


As part of the European Commission’s “Smart Borders” pilot project, the Frankfurt Main airport has been using Jenetric’s LIVETOUCH quattro fingerprint scanner for the past several months.

The Smart Borders project is designed to incorporate biometric checks to identify previously denied individuals who enter the Schengen area, to better identify criminals, identify individuals who are staying within the EU longer than authorized and to enable an automated border control process. The project’s pilot tests were conducted at land, sea and air borders.

For the integration into the border control system, Jenetric has been working with the German Federal Police and secunet.

The study is also being followed by the Federal Office for Information Security and the Federal Criminal Police Office, which is especially interested in collecting information on the experience of travelers with the autonomous operation of the device.

Jenetric’s fingerprint sensor combines the highest security requirements with ease of use, allowing for a mostly autonomous operation via a unique, integrated user guidance.

A few months into the pilot, test results confirmed that the technology had significantly simplified the capturing process of travelers’ fingerprints, allowing the officers to focus on the actual verification of the traveler’s identity.

“We are very pleased to make a significant contribution to meet the increasing needs for security of borders and we hope that the project will continue to address the future demand for our scanners,” said Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and CEOs of Jenetric GmbH.

Earlier this year, Jenetric GmbH announced the establishment of its wholly owned subsidiary Jenetric Inc., assuming the sales operations for American customers of the company.

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