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Korea Airport Corporation selects Gunnebo biometric access gates


Gunnebo continues its rapid expansion into the worldwide airport market winning an order for biometric pre-security access gates for Korea Airport Corporation (KAC). Gunnebo is a global security solutions provider headquartered in Sweden.

The KAC order covers a total of 14 lanes at Gimpo and Jeju international airports. KAC operates 14 airports in South Korea. Gunnebo won the business in cooperation with Korean systems integrator BZ System.

More than 100 airports in Europe, Africa and Asia have been equipped with Gunnebo gates where passengers scan their boarding passes for validation. Earlier this year, airports in Malaysia, Oman, France and the United States started using Gunnebo gates with facial recognition cameras for passenger validation.

“The business for Korea Airport Corporation is another major milestone for our development in airport solutions in the Asia Pacific region, as this gives Gunnebo a strong reference to lean on for numerous upcoming projects,” says Robert Hermans, senior vp Entrance Control at Gunnebo. “Gunnebo has developed a comprehensive and technologically advanced modular solution that is proven and tested, placing a very high benchmark for competitors.”

Overall airport IT spending is expected to grow from $8.6 billion in 2017 to $10 billion in 2018, as airports invest in technology to reduce waiting in lines and manage rising passenger volumes.

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