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Thales is preparing France for the new entry / exit system of the Schengen Area Noticias

According to the directive approved by the European Union, countries that are part of the Schengen area will use pre-registration kiosks or similar devices so that non-Schengen visitors can quickly and securely register their identity, including their biometric data (facial and biometrics) . Fingerprint).

To this end, the “Thales Gemalto Border Kiosk” will be an intuitive and interactive self-service terminal that will guide travelers through each phase of registration and identity verification. These kiosks, designed and manufactured in Europe, will incorporate various biometric and document verification technologies. They offer fast registration for travelers, high-precision identity verification, data protection and improved operational language skills at border crossings.

Biometric verification is an efficient and reliable technology that allows Member States to accurately identify any attempted identity fraud and prevent individuals with false documents, multiple identities, etc. enter the country.

This new European entry and exit system poses major challenges for the member states. On the one hand, they need to be ready and comply by 2022; On the flip side, they are faced with operational reality and the fact that there are millions of people to be managed each year that we want to provide the best possible experience. Thales’ expertise in identity and border management gives us technological reliability without having to choose between security and ease of use, said the French Interior Ministry.

The pre-registration kiosks manufactured by Thales are equipped with our state-of-the-art identity creation and verification technologies. They are based on software that is optimized for ultra-fast verification of the authenticity of a document and intelligent detection of attempted identity fraud. Therefore, we were able to develop powerful tools to support operations without compromising the security and privacy of travel data, said Youzec Kurp – SVP Identity and Biometric Solutions of Thales.

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