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Morpho installs biometric e-gates at Marseille Provence airport

Morpho has installed four e-gates at Marseille Provence Airport under the PARAFE (Passage Automatisé Rapide des Frontières Extérieures) programme that carries out biometric identification of passport holders at borders.

This is the first deployment of PARAFE e-gates outside of Paris and is aimed at improving the passenger experience by reducing waiting times and enhancing security.

Passengers aged 18 or over with European passports can register with the PARAFE programme for free and can use the system at any airport equipped with e-gates. Since May 2012, holders of new biometric French passports (issued after July 2009) have been able to use PARAFE e-gates without registering as they can be identified based on the fingerprints already stored in the chip of their passports.

“We are both proud and honoured to have equipped Marseille airport with our innovative border control solution,” said Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and chief executive officer of Morpho. “This new contract reflects the success of our PARAFE programme in Paris airports. We will now be targeting deployment of our systems in other international airports throughout France.”

Morpho has deployed multibiometric (fingerprint, face, iris) automated border control solutions in 23 international airports worldwide and processes more than 600,000 passengers per month. At the end of June 2012, PARAFE crossings hit the one millionth passenger mark.

Photo credit: Gérard Vouillon/Morpho

July 10, 2012





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