Dartagnan delivers automated border passage solution for Indonesia

The Minister of Law & Human Rights – Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Hamid Awaluddin today officially opened a new exclusive airport service program called SAPHIRE at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

The SAPHIRE program was developed by PT Angkasa Pura Schiphol, a fifty-fifty joint venture company of PT (Persero) Angkasa Pura II and Schiphol Group, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Immigration – Republic of Indonesia. The Saphire Public Private Partnership will be implemented at major Indonesian airports, starting with Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

SAPHIRE entitles frequent travellers to fast, secured and privileged airport services to enhance their travel convenience. Facilities include front row parking, preferred check-in, dedicated fast track security checks and automated border passage using iris recognition technology.

During automated border passage the passenger’s iris geometry is compared with the iris information registered on the chip of the personalised EIS.I card (Electronic Information System for Immigration). The system simultaneously checks the passenger against local checklists, making this an extremely secure means of border passage. The EIS.I Smartcard contains, besides iris information, also ICAO compliant face- and fingerprint information for respectively fall back manual immigration officer checks as well as for interoperability purposes with other Asian countries.

Based on its experience with the Privium Program, the Dutch registered traveler full service program that was successfully introduced by Schiphol Group in the Netherlands in 2001, Dartagnan –a full subsidiary of Schiphol Group- was contracted to design and deliver all SAPHIRE systems and solutions.

Dartagnan headed a team of technology partners including Interpacific Tech. Ltd. Singapore (hardware and network), LG IRIS Inc. USA (LG3000 iris recognition), IRIS Berhad, Malaysia (gates, 64K smartcard, key-management and fingerprint technology), and HSB, Netherlands (card-management). All registration and identification systems are built based on the Dartagnan state of the art Biometric Security Platform™, a service oriented open architecture.

About Dartagnan biometric solutions

Schiphol Group, the Netherlands based international airport operator, built in 2001 World’s first commercially deployed registered traveler service program “ Privium” . Recognizing the future potential of these programs, Schiphol established its full subsidiary Dartagnan. Dartagnan specialises in programs that fee based provide frequent travelers at an annual fee with fast border passage and security checks using biometric identifiers such as iris recognition and fingerprints.

Dartagnan partners with airports, airlines and Government authorities to design, build and operate registered traveler programs. It has built programs in Europe (www.privium.com) and Asia pacific (www.saphire.co.id) and expects to launch the first Transatlantic registered traveler program in 2007.

For further information, please visit www.dartagnan-biometrics.com

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