Operational trials of Morpho’s SmartGate Plus started in New Zealand
12 August 2013
New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) will start an operational trial of Morpho’s SmartGate Plus passenger processing system at Auckland International Airport. Based on biometric technology, Morpho’s automated border control solution will be tested during an operational trial involving over 2000 passengers per week. Morpho Australasia Managing Director, Bruno Pattyn, said that the SmartGate Plus was developed in a collaborative approach with New Zealand customs for deployment in border control situations. “This new technology has the capability to further simplify and speed up border processing in order to meet ever-evolving border challenges across the region,” Pattyn said. The facial recognition technology incorporated in the system allows the comparison of facial images of the passengers with the information integrated in the e-passport’s chip. Eliminating the kiosk and ticket part of the existing processing system, SmartGate Plus will accelerate passenger processing with a one-step process via e-gates. According to Morpho, the solution also allows future integration of other biometric capabilities including fingerprint and iris recognition.