The German company’s technology has been implemented in Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, where authorities have been using Jenetric’s LiveTouch Quattro fingerprint scanner to document the biometrics of arrivals to the Schengen zone. According to a statement from Jenetric, the trialing has been underway “for several months,” with the company cooperating with the German Federal Police, the Federal Criminal Police Office, and the Federal Office for Information Security, in addition to IT security partner Security Networks AG.
Biometric security technologies appear to be of increasing interest to the German government, with authorities having revealed in June plans to test a facial recognition system at Berlin’s Suedkreuz train station as part of an effort to thwart terrorism.
Jenetric says its fingerprint scanning technology offers “mostly autonomous operation” thanks to an intuitive user interface, and that it “considerably simplified” the capture of travellers’ biometrics in the Frankfurt Airport trial.
August 30, 2017 – by Alex Perala