Morpho wins biometric e-gate contract for UAE airports

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The Ministry of Interior of the UAE has awarded security firm Morpho a new contract to supply and install multi-biometric border control systems at five major airports across the UAE.

Philippe Petitcolin, chairman and CEO of Morpho, said, “This contract solidifies our long-standing working relationship with the police and border authorities of the UAE. We believe that our partnership is a truly winning combination, and one that will make a positive contribution to the future of border control in the UAE.”

The e-Border contract covers the implementation and delivery of 96 e-Gates and 94 e-Counters, beginning with Abu Dhabi airport in spring 2015. The systems include Morpho’s Finger on-the-Fly technology, which is a rapid and touchless way of capturing fingerprints. A simple wave of the hand captures fingerprints in only one second while mitigating hygiene concerns. The e-Border project will also include the use of the iris and face recognition technology, featuring Morpho Iris-at-a-Distance (IAD) cameras, which Morpho claims has the world’s fastest operational capture time (less than 1 second for simultaneous capture of iris and face).

Major General Dr Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, director general central operations for Abu Dhabi Police, said, “Morpho has the proven technology and local expertise which enable them to fully understand our needs and expectations for the e-Border project. We have every confidence in their ability to successfully support us in one of the most important of our nationwide projects.”

Picture: copyright of Adrien Deneu, Morpho, Safran

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