Border Control

This section provides all the news and reports on the Border Control technology, including land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems and other uses, such as boarding gate control, staff identification and baggage handling…

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Precise Biometrics collaborates with NXP on contactless biometric smartcards 07 June 2018

Precise Biometrics, a fingerprint software firm and NXP Semiconductors collaborate to integrate Precise BioMatch Card in NXP’s contactless biometric smart card.


Gemalto wins Colombia ABC deal 03 May 2018

Gemalto and INCOMELEC rollout iris verification in Colombia.

secunet wins Estonia deal 12 April 2018

secunet supplies biometric middleware to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the country’s border control authority. 

Gambia govt refutes reports that ID deal with Semlex was aborted 04 April 2018

Gambia's government has denied reports in local media that an identity system deal with Belgian firm Semlex is in doubt.

Ghana readies to roll out ID card project 29 March 2018

Ghana's government has handed over a fleet of vehicles and other essential logistics to the National Identification Authority (NIA) to facilitate the nationwide issuance, by the Authority, of a national ID card, known as the Ghana Card.

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Veridos completes acquisition of E-Seek 28 March 2018

German identity tech firm Veridos has acquired E-Seek, an American company based in San Diego, California, that specializes in ID card verification technology. 

BCIA taps SITA for self-service kiosks 28 March 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport selects SITA to supply self-service kiosks for passenger check-in.

Gemalto closes in on UK passport deal 23 March 2018

A Home Office spokesperson has confirmed the UK government has selected a preferred bidder for the next UK passport deal following “a rigorous, fair and open competition”, with French firm Gemalto widely believed to have been chosen ahead of Britain's De La Rue.

ANY develop new security offset ink 22 March 2018

The experts of ANY Security Printing Company have developed a new, unique security offset ink that shows five fluorescent features.

Unisys inks EBIS deal with Australian Department of Home Affairs 19 March 2018

Australian Department of Home Affairs signs multi-year contract with Unisys Australia to design and implement new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services system. 

University uses machine learning on ID cards to predict dropouts 14 March 2018

A new ID card tracking system being used by the University of Arizona keeps a record of how often students interact in social settings on campus (like how frequently they use the campus rec center), what they buy to eat, and their academic performance.

Interview: Cognitec on the importance of analytics 12 March 2018

Planet Biometrics talked to Elke Oberg, Cognitec Marketing Manager, about how that company is addressing video analytics challenges with innovative new solutions.

Jamaica's biometric system to reduce ID theft 05 March 2018

Senior Jamaican officials have said biometric data compiled under the National Identification System (NIDS) will assist in reducing incidents of identity theft.

Miami Airport opens facility for passport screening 01 March 2018

Miami International Airport in the US has opened a new federal inspection facility, providing expedited passport screening through facial recognition.

UAE could 'phase out' immigration officers by 2020 15 February 2018

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior has made the bold projection that is will be able to phase out immigration officers at airports by 2020 through the adoption of AI and biometrics.

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White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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