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Veridos to head a new EU-funded research project on border control


Veridos will lead a new EU-funded research project to enhance the quality and efficiency of verification at border crossings, the identity solution provider announced today. The project is called D4Fly (Detecting Document frauD and iDentity on the fly) and the goal is to reduce the process duration to enable a non-stop border-crossing experience for travelers and to significantly decrease fraud.

According to the announcement, Veridos will act as a consortium leader and will work together with 18 partners on the project, which gets its funding through the EU Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020.

D4Fly focuses on the authentication of travelers on the move and document verification with the goal of making border control faster and more secure. Research topics will include 3D face recognition, the use of smartphones as a means of identification, document forgery detection, anti-spoofing and blockchain. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program “Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”.

“Veridos is a trusted partner for many governments around the world that expect state-of-the-art border control solutions,” commented Frank Schmalz, director of innovations at Veridos. “With research projects like D4Fly we strengthen our know-how in the latest technologies and guarantee the delivery of future-proof-solutions.”

Four different border control points and one document fraud expertise center will make up the project’s testing and demonstration ground including locations in Greece, Lithuania, and the Netherlands. D4Fly is the fourth EU research project for Veridos in recent years. These projects have included the PROTECT project on biometric border technology, which the European Commission has described as an EU research success story.

Veridos identity verification technology was recently deployed at the Munich Security Conference.

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