Dubai Airport deploys Identity Verification Solution from AOptix
16 October 2012 14:22 GMT

Dubai airport deploys Aoptix solution

AOptix automated iris and face recognition systems are to be installed at 100 immigration smart counters and Smart Gates at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, the world’s largest airport terminal. The systems are being integrated and deployed by Emaratech, a major regional systems integrator for government, border control, aviation security and electronic identification systems.

The AOptix systems will authenticate iris and face images for travellers who enter or leave the UAE through Terminal 3. Last year more than 50 million passengers, including transit passengers, entered/left UAE through Dubai Terminal 3 out of which over 30 million were entry/exit transactions. AOptix systems are expected to dramatically speed passengers through immigration. The airport plans to expand this system to all four of its terminals and process approximately 75 million passengers a year through immigration by 2014.

Currently Dubai uses eGates alongside traditional border control counters.