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Imprimerie Nationale Group, Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport unveil first automatic e-gates for border control

The Imprimerie Nationale Group, a leader in secure biometric identity solutions, has launched the first e-gates deployed for border control at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, within the national PARAFE (Passage Rapide aux Frontières Extérieures – Fast Pass through the External Borders) framework experimentation. Developed by engineers from Thales Identity & Biometric Division, recently acquired by Imprimerie […]

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Uganda speeds visa issuance and strengthens border security with Gemalto Visa Management System

Gemalto, is supplying Uganda’s Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) with its Coesys Visa Management that combines swift issuance of all visas and permits with biometric enrollment upon arrival. Gemalto is supporting the new solution with integration, deployment, maintenance and training for Ugandan immigration officers. The new scheme allows the authorities to manage the […]

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Refugees: the solution to an imminent problem

By Roelof Troost, WCC Smart Search & Match At a recent conference on border management, a retired border guard officer from Finland painted a bleak picture: global warming and population growth will result in food shortages around the equator, especially in the Middle East and Africa. This will ignite even more civil unrest in these […]

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Atos implements automated facial recognition for vehicle control at the Spanish border

Atos, through its commercial brand Bull, has announced that CENTINELA, its border control solution, now includes facial recognition and is now part of Atos license plate monitoring solution provided to Spain’s Authorities.  CENTINELA manages Spanish border crossing points in an automatic way, analysing the information of incoming vehicles, their owners, and now, thanks to the […]

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Entrust Datacard provide passport issuance system for Government of Columbia

Entrust Datacard has signed a contract with Thomas Greg & Sons and 3M Colombia to provide the Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system to the government of Colombia for the issuance of the Colombian passport booklet. Colombian citizens who carry the new laser engraved passport booklet can now travel to the 22 countries of the European Union, as […]

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The challenges of modern border management

An interview with Gérard Martinez, Gemalto Silicon Trust met up with Gemalto’s Gérard Martinez, Head of Border and Visa Management Solutions, to talk about some of the latest trends in border and visa management and the impact upon people migration and visa control. With the recent refugee-based news in mind, are you seeing changes in governments’ […]

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2015 ID4AFRICA: The inaugural event

By Joseph Atick, IBIA and Greg Pote, APSCA (Nov 2015) Development agencies are bullish on Africa’s prospects. The World Bank’s June 2014 Global Economic Prospects report lists sub-Saharan Africa as one of the fastest-growing regions globally. According to a recent report by the African Development Bank, average growth was 3.9% last year and is expected […]

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