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Superfast Facial Image Capture at Airports for Entry/Exit Systems

In response to the growing demand for biometrics enrollment during border crossing processes, Cognitec extended its Entry product line to offer an all-inclusive device for capturing standards-compliant biometric photos in less than seven seconds.

Instant camera positioning, active lighting, and interactive user guidance lead to optimal, user-friendly capture conditions.

The device’s light-weight, slim design and flexible mounting methods allow for varied installation options on kiosks, walls or in free-standing pillars.

As the passenger steps in front of the device, a panoramic camera finds the face of the person and instantly adjusts the vertical position of the portrait camera. Animated user guidance also helps the user to take the correct position in front of the camera.

The technology supports automatic or operator-triggered image acquisition, and can be easily integrated into any border control IT system.

FaceVACS-Entry CS includes Cognitec’s renowned software for ISO compliance checks. First released in 2006, the technology has been used by government agencies and commercial customers worldwide to take biometric photos.

In August, the company announced that FaceVACS-Entry CS devices will be installed at border check points in all international airports and seaports in Germany. The contract initially spans four years and includes the delivery of more than 1700 capture stations, followed by installation and maintenance.

The solution extends the presence of Cognitec equipment at border check points in German airports. Millions of travelers have used the company’s technology to verify their identity during self-service border control procedures in eGates.