Paris Aéroport has selected the world leader in digital security, Gemalto and its partner Automatic Systems to provide 87 e-gates at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport. By Spring 2017, passengers at Paris’ main airport will be able to pass through Gemalto’s new, faster e-gates and save time on departure and arrival. With 95.2 million passengers visiting the French airports every year, ensuring the best possible security while simultaneously improving the passenger fluidity is a main priority.
The process is fast, user-friendly and highly secure. Passengers present their electronic passport at the e-gate, then their finger, which has to match the biometric data stored in the document. While the identity of the traveller is verified at the e-gate, Border Protection Officers can keep monitoring the information in real-time in order to allow border crossing.
Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto, explains that the project is beneficial for both passengers and border control officers: “From a passenger point of view, our solution gives the experience of an uninterrupted passage through the gates as it only takes a few seconds. It allows optimum use of biometric technologies and also improves border control security as it allows for increased detection of fraud cases.”
Moreover, the solution has been designed so that it can evolve over time from fingerprint recognition to facial recognition as well.
Prime contractor Gemalto has teamed up with two Bolloré Group subsidiaries, Automatic Systems and IER, to deploy the project.