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secunet and Veridos showcase advanced border control solutions at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Cologne

[Essen and Berlin, 11 March 2016] Smart Border Control "Made in Germany" – secunet Security Networks and Veridos will be jointly presenting under this tagline at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 from 15 - 17 March in Cologne. The focus will be on border control solutions that make the process as secure, convenient and efficient as possible for travellers, airport operators and enforcement staff.

The companies will be showcasing automated border control solutions, which build on the EasyPASS project at German airports, at stand 5105, Hall 10.1, at the Cologne exhibition. EasyPASS is implemented by the consortium partners Bundesdruckerei and secunet Security Networks. Veridos is a joint venture between Giesecke & Devrient and Bundesdruckerei.

Automated border control systems benefit everyone involved:

  • Border police have their burden eased, and officials can concentrate on those travellers who require further checks.
  • For airports, passenger handling becomes significantly more efficient and they can achieve a higher throughput of passengers.
  • Travellers with an electronic ID document are pleased about an even quicker border control process, without needing to wait in long queues.

The automated border control system being showcased in Cologne consists of several components:

At the Bundesdruckerei and Veridos "Pre-check Kiosk", the traveller must first have their travel documents checked. If they have a valid electronic identification document and meet the other requirements, they may generally use the eGates for passing through border control. Using this system, border police can steer passenger flows according to traffic volume and the security situation.

At the eGate, based on the secunet easygate, official documents are checked optically and electronically for authenticity. The electronic picture of the traveller's face is read from the document and compared to the live picture taken in the eGate. Border police follow this automated process via a monitor and can provide support where necessary. At the exhibition, visitors can test an eGate from the EasyPASS project live.

At the exhibition, the partners will showcase the most important components for the border control workplace: these are a Bundesdruckerei and Veridos BCS server for the central configuration and management of data flows and the monitoring application, which enables officials to oversee the control process.

The secunet bocoa intuitive border control interface will also be presented alongside the automated border control solution. This interface provides the responsible officials with an overview – mobile and fixed – of all relevant data for checking travellers.

With their comprehensive portfolios of products and solutions, secunet and Veridos offer security for the challenges of international border traffic.