EasyGo – Czech border police put first e-gate into operation

Prague Ruzyně Airport

Image via Wikipedia

The Czech border police put an e-gate – a partially automated border control system – into operation at the end of 2011 at the Prague Ruzyně Airport. secunet delivered the so-called EasyGo system to Prague as a subcontractor for the Czech company VÍTKOVICE IT Solutions.
During the first expansion stage, a single border control system is available at Prague airport. The Czech border police chose this new system because it significantly shortens waiting time for passengers entering the country, allows more passengers to cross the border and reduces the burden on border officers. 

Anyone with an electronic passport can use the biometric control procedure to enter the country. The system verifies the authenticity of the presented travel document based on optical and electronic security features. A camera in the gate records live images of the traveller and the system compares these to the photograph electronically stored in the passport. If this data matches and none of the additional checks reveal complications, the gate opens and the traveller is allowed to cross the border – all in a process that takes less than 15 seconds. 

secunet coordinated the commissioning of the turnkey e-gate solution and provided the process control for the gate as well as the secunet biomiddle software. secunet biomiddle is a middleware that combines individual biometric components such as passport readers or cameras with client applications and background systems.One could say that the software forms the core of the border control system.

The Czech border police chose the German solution because of secunet’s extensive know-how of e-gate systems. The company already installed a partially automated border control system for the German Federal Police at Frankfurt Airport in 2009. The EasyPASS called system has become an integral part of the German Federal Police’s border control strategy.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Identification

SUBSCRIBE & CONNECT

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. secunet establishes central certification authority for the German Federal Police « The Silicon Trust - February 8, 2012

    […] EasyGo – Czech border police put first e-gate into operation (silicontrust.wordpress.com) Share this:EmailPrintTwitterFacebookMoreStumbleUponDiggRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

  2. Mandatory ePassports for ICAO countries by 2015 to boost adoption of eGate systems « The Silicon Trust - February 22, 2012

    […] EasyGo – Czech border police put first e-gate into operation (silicontrust.wordpress.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: