Thales Reinforces Border & Travel Offer with the New Multimodal Biometric Pod

The new Thales multimodal biometric pod is an ‘efficient enrolment and identification solution that helps smoothly manage travelers’ border and immigration processes’. Indeed the combination of ‘iris & face’ capture and recognition capacities enables a fast and secure people enrolment and ID verification at borders. The pod features a modern design that perfectly suits the authority’s needs in high secure environments.

As the travel industry, borders authorities face the need to win in operational efficiency and user convenience. Since years, biometrics has been used by authorities to simplify traveler experiences at borders, speeding up people enrolment and ID checks (ex: the eGates or Entry-Exit Systems). With the Thales multimodal biometric pod, border authorities can easily integrate automation into their processes, without compromising on passenger and employee security nor on the confidentiality of the data exchanged as the solution offers ‘security and privacy by design’ parameters.

Featuring a camera and a high-resolution LCD screen, the biometric pod can recognise pre-enrolled travelers’ iris and face to a distance of 0.5m and up to a record of 1.5m, with an excellent accuracy.

Boosted by AI, the solution captures dual iris and face in two seconds, leading to swifter operations and visibly shorter waiting queues. Thales biometric pods can be set at any borders check point (airports, seaports, etc.) managing both the first traveler enrolment upon arrival and quick biometric checks whenever required (upon territory exit, internal flights etc).

“The combination of biometric patterns applied to touchless people authentication, is a sought-after solution for many stakeholders to address security, operational and convenience challenges. Thales relies on its in-house biometrics, border, and smart travel expertise to design, develop and deliver top tier responsible biometric solutions to meet users’ expectations and authorities’ requirements,” said VP Identity and Biometric Solutions at Thales, Youzec Kurp.




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