Morpho supplies new PARAFE e-gates at Paris CDG
08 October 2012 14:17 GMT

CDG has now installed 33 e-gates from Morpho

Morpho has bolstered its collaboration with Aéroports de Paris (ADP) by supplying six additional fingerprint identification-based gate systems to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. This brings up to 33 the number of PARAFE e-gates ADP is using to provide automated border control for airline passengers

There have been more than one million passenger crossings through these gates since the launch of PARAFE in 2009, and this extra order adds more than 80,000 a month. As well as shortening queues for passengers, it also means passengers can spend more time in duty free areas, which is a bonus for the airport operator.

The gates will be used to service the Single Filtering Inspection program between Terminals E and F. The gates meet stringent requirements: they check that only one person is in the gate, detect abandoned luggage and then verify the passenger’s identity.

A new feature introduced in 2012 allows French citizens holding biometric passports to use PARAFE e-gates without pre-registration, a development that should further increase the use of these e-gates. Meanwhile the system passed a new milestone during this summer, with the first deployment of PARAFE at a regional airport in France: Marseille Provence airport.

"We will now be targeting deployment of our systems in other international airports throughout France," explained Jean-Paul Jainsky, Morpho Chairman & CEO. "With a very low rejection rate - less than 3% - and proven technology, biometric gates are an iron-clad investment. In the future, other biometrics such as face or iris registration, might be added to the PARAFE system, it should make life easier for the millions of travelers using European airports."