By October of 2006 travelers arriving in the United States will be required to present a new generation of Passports containing micro chips with biometric data stored. This enables much higher levels of security as the document can be linked directly to the person to whom it was issued.
There are similar programs around the world for Visas and National IDs as well as for the Passports. The issue driving this effort is that traditional documents can be tampered with and forged and used for fraudulent and potentially dangerous motives. Securing the documents and linking to the individual with biometrics makes it much more difficult for unauthorized people to gain access into a country’s borders.
A4Vision develops advanced identification solutions using breakthrough 3D facial recognition technology. Through innovations in 3D data capturing and processing capabilities, these systems permit industry-leading accuracy in real-time facial recognition and tracking. A4Vision products offer the advantages of fast throughput and flexibility while being able to work in dim lighting and even darkness. This enables authentication in very unfavorable conditions.
Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
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