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Biometric border control trial at Manchester airport

Fujitsu Services : 01 September, 2008  (Application Story)
Fujitsu co-operates with the UK Border Agency in biometric face recognition system trial for automatic border control at Manchester airport
UK Border Agency has unveiled a trial of an automated border control system at Manchester International airport. The system provided by Fujitsu Services in partnership with Vision-Box S A, allows passengers holding electronic passports and arriving through Terminal 1 at Manchester airport to fast-track through immigration with no prior registration. By using advanced facial recognition algorithms and intelligent sensor technology the system guides passengers through the 'smart gates' - alleviating pressure on queue times and improving the overall passenger arrival experience.

The automated system combines the operation of reading and checking electronic passports with an innovative feature for assessing the biometric data required to open the gates. Both of these checks are integrated into the UK's existing border control systems to ensure integrity of the border is maintained.

Eithne Wallis CB, managing director, Government Business, Fujitsu Services, commented: "Trials of this nature are a hugely exciting prospect for UK ports of entry. Border control is an issue close to everyone's heart and the ability to combine speed and throughput of passengers with the highest integrity of border control will change the travel experience as we know it. This really is a ground-breaking trial".

Miguel Leitmann, senior vice president of Vision-Box S A, added: "Identity matters and increased electronic integration within automated control systems, like the simple use of an electronic passport checked at an automated clearance gate, depends highly on the speed of interaction with the passenger, while providing an efficient tool to cope with the increasing throughput of travellers, maintaining the existing high security levels at the border."

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