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Gemalto’s biometric authentication technology revolutionizes automated border control in Colombia

Gemalto and INCOMELEC SAS, a Colombian partner, are transforming the immigration and border crossing in Colombia through biometric iris verification implemented by Migración Colombia, the country’s border control agency. This innovative solution was launched in February with a pilot program at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The Automated Border Control (ABC), known locally as “BIOMIG”, is benefiting […]

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Ambassadors for African Identity

By Steve Atkins, Program Director, The Silicon Trust One of the more compelling elements of the ID4Africa Movement (and there are many) is its use of what it terms ‘Ambassadors’ within its Ambassadors Program. Less a description of a career diplomat, more an inclusive approach to identify and recognize individuals working with Governmental roles in […]

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Tanzania selects HID Global to deliver e-Immigration solution, ePassports

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that the government of Tanzania has selected HID as its prime supplier for an end-to-end solution for issuing electronic passports as part of Tanzania’s transformative e-Immigration programme.  The new ePassport was unveiled publicly this week as part of the inauguration of the end-to-end solution […]

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Tanzania is Using Facial Recognition to Expedite Cross-border Mobility

The Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD) (tanzania.iom.int) has started using new Facial Matching Systems (FMS) from Vision Box to improve border control procedures from the end of last year. The purpose of the integration of Vision-Box advanced technology was to enhance border security in Tanzania. How? By strengthening the capacity of immigration authorities at both […]

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Vision-Box™ Unveils vb dashbox™, the new Digital Airport Seamless Analytics Platform

Throughout the past decade, modern international airports have faced mounting challenges, from ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing traveler risk, enhancing passenger safety, facilitating flow capabilities, and optimizing its operating margins in a highly competitive industry. While the multiplying numbers of electronic passenger clearance touchpoints are easing some of these pressures, the amount of raw data these […]

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Next generation ID solutions for healthy and stable societies

An interview with Ulrich Walter, De La Rue.  Silicon Trust is delighted to welcome UK-based ID solution provider De La Rue as a new member. With over 3,500 employees and 10 manufacturing sites globally, De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of passports. Established over 200 years ago, the company has been driving […]

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At the airport: The future of checkpoint delta

By Sanjay Dharwadker – WCC Smart Search & Match. Shrouded in the mysteries of Cold War espionage stories, Checkpoint Charlie has captured our imaginations as the ultimate border crossing for over half a century now. When the Berlin Wall finally came down, it had 14 checkpoints known by the names of their respective neighborhoods. But […]

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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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