Smart e-Gate System at Dubai International Airport proves successful
The new Smart e-Gate System, installed across the immigration entry and exit points at Dubai International, is easy, quick and efficient, said a senior official of Dubai Residency Department.
The Director-General of e-services sector at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFA), Col. Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, mentioned that the Smart e-Gate is the latest technology, permitting quicker and more efficient passenger movement through the Dubai Airport, the fourth busiest in the world. The new e-Gate also helps in getting rid of the need for prior user registration with GDRFA, unlike the current e-Gate card being used, said Al Razooqi.
The new system quickly scans and reads passport information, captures biometric data, including facial recognition and retinal scans, with high-accuracy camera. The system then tries to match the captured biometrics of the traveller, with that of passport information, so as to detect any potential immigration issues. All these procedures will be completed within 12 to 14 seconds, while also maintaining a high level accuracy and security standards.
All modern passport holders with barcodes that can be ready by the e-reader, can use the e-Gate, including children over the age of seven years. Passengers who do not have the e-readable barcodes in their passports, can proceed to existing e-Gates to complete their entry or exit process.
According to Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director-General of GDFRA, Dubai is one of the fastest growing airports in the world, and this was a great challenge to facilitate the entry and exit of passengers without affecting security standards.
Posted on 29/5/2012
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