OTI Smart Card Technology expanded to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Israel’s contactless smart card technology and product solutions provider OTI’s security product integrated within ICTS International N.V.'s, IP@SS airport security product has been expanded to include round-trip operations between Newark Liberty International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Continental Airlines.
OTI is providing contactless microprocessor-based smart cards, readers, and related technology to the project. IP@SS is a computerized integrated system for the verification and screening of passengers and travel documents, which integrates an automated document scanner, biometric identification and verification systems, database search and analysis systems, and smart card technology.
The integrated solution enables complete validation of airline passengers throughout the boarding process via biometrics matched to data stored on the passenger's smart card, providing a platform for a Trusted Traveler concept. Passenger data is kept exclusively on the smart card, which remains in the passengers' possession. According to Freedonia Group the US electronic access control industry totals approximately $3.3 billion.
The smart card upgrade to the IP@SS system has been implemented by Continental Airlines on its flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Tel Aviv, Israel since October 2002. Established in 1990, applications developed by OTI include product solutions for mass transit, parking, gas management systems, loyalty schemes, ID and secure campuses. — (menareport.com)
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