The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2014
The new system will significantly reduce waiting times through automated document verification and border control systems
Gemalto (Euronext), the world leader in digital security, has introduced the Coesys Border and Visa Management solution to meet the combined needs of securing borders and simplifying travel procedures.
The end-to-end solution integrates high-availability service platforms, secure software and on-site services to significantly reduce waiting times at border controls – land, sea and airport check points.
Gemalto’s visa and border management technology enables government authorities to implement an electronically connected system for easy deployment of immigration policies.
This new, entirely computerized system enhances security and provides a more efficient set of tools to monitor border entries and exits.
It also delivers higher rates of detection and prevention through official international databases to check if the travel document has been lost or stolen. Coesys Border and Visa Management can easily incorporate automated e-gates at border immigration check points.
These highly secure, two-stage traveller verification systems first verify that the e-passport is authentic, and then performs facial or fingerprint recognition to match the holder to the electronic data securely stored on the e-passport.
In addition to a dedicated platform for border control, Gemalto’s portfolio includes consultancy, solution design, system integration and full support for the transition from legacy systems to integrated border management infrastructures.
Coesys Border & Visa Management leverages Gemalto’s unique global footprint and long-standing trusted relationships with government and authorities worldwide, acquired through more than 80 successful deployments in the public sector.
“This new solution capitalizes on Gemalto’s security expertise and the hundreds of millions of electronic travel documents with the associated services that we have deployed so far,” said Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President, Government Programs at Gemalto.
“With air passengers traffic expected to double by 2030 (1) and 53% of all passports issued forecast to embed the electronic feature in 2017 (2), Coesys Border and Visa Management comes about just when governments need to fast track travelers through major international airports, with no compromise on security.”
Gemalto’s revenues for 2013 was €2.4 billion, employing more than 12,000 employees, and operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
The company is at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe.
Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
It has developed secure embedded software and secure products which they have designed and personalized. Its platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Through innovation its clients offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.