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Lithuania and Poland deploy secunet’s biometric border control technology

Secunet has revealed that Lithuania and Poland will soon be using secunet easygates at both countries’ international airports. This news follows the announcement last week that secunet biometric border gates are also being deployed at Hungary’s busiest airports.

Automated border control systems make it possible to carry out secure passenger checks quickly and efficiently. The secunet easygate is part of the secunet border gears product portfolio, which enables European countries to quickly set up Entry/Exit System border control infrastructures.

According to the announcement, the secunet easygate system checks the authenticity of electronic identity documents such as passports and identity cards by both optical and electronic means. The system reads the facial image from the chip in the electronic identity document and compares the biometric data with the passenger’s live image. It takes approxiametly 12 seconds for a passenger to pass through the secunet easygate.

There are more than 250 secunet easygates in operation at major international airports including in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Iceland. Those eGates have been used by travellers about 70 million times.

The solution from secunet also incorporates secunet easyserver, a central server infrastructure, which enables secure access to police background systems and public key infrastructures as well as master list for comprehensive and secure document verification and authentication.

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