Veridos Supplies Innovative Border Control Solution to the Kingdom of Morocco

Berlin, March 21, 2016 – The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) for the Kingdom of Morocco, in accordance with the applicable regulations, has awarded Veridos with the design and implementation of a national border control system at land border posts, airports and sea ports, including the entire IT infrastructure necessary for the project. Veridos will provide stationary equipment for fixed border posts and mobile systems for border control at various locations.

Veridos’ solution enables the competent services of the DGSN to increase the performance and security of its mandatory border control processes, such as standard primary inspection and further in-depth investigations at a secondary inspection and back office operation. The system will also be linked to all the necessary external systems.

“The Kingdom of Morocco is a very technology-oriented country and our state-of-the-art border control solution perfectly matches this demand for modern, fast and secure processes at their borders,” says CEO Hans-Wolfgang Kunz. He continues: ”We welcome this partnership with Morocco in its special efforts for border control as a Schengen neighboring country.”

Improved verification platform and devices

The border control solution for Morocco is based on the Veridos verification platform VeriGO®, which enables the integration of pre-existing infrastructures and databases.

Since ePassports are now widely in use, border control officers must also be able to check and authenticate these types of ID documents in a reliable, efficient manner. The delivery of VISOTEC® Expert 600 passport readers and VISOCORE® Inspect allows the Moroccan authorities to perform an optical and electronic verification of the document.

Traveler data, including biometric data such as face and fingerprints, can be captured by the system managing the entry and exit date. This makes it relatively simple to check for visa violations (visa expiry), generate reports, and perform statistical analyses.

Automated Border Control for increased efficiency

Veridos is also providing Morocco with Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates that are based on ABC technology currently in use across Germany. The solution allows the North African kingdom to significantly boost the efficiency of its border controls while maintaining the same high level of security.

“With several stationary border control sites, about 1,600 border control work stations, the set-up of a central site, a disaster recovery site and regional servers, this project is a perfect example of what Veridos' complete solution portfolio has to offer," underlines Labinot Carreti, Senior Vice President Sales at Veridos. He goes on: “Our expertise as the implementer of the new ICAO PKD system also means that we can provide ICAO PKD integration support to Morocco."

Flexible and reliable mobile border control kits

In order to perform flexible primary inspections in flexible environments, Veridos is also providing more than 140 Veridos mobile border control kits that can be used on cruise liners, for example. The kits contain all the equipment necessary for a primary inspection, including a laptop, a DERMALOG fingerprint scanner, VISOTEC® Expert 600 passport readers and VISOCORE® Inspect all provided by Bundesdruckerei, Veridos’ parent company. Its average run time is about eight hours and can be linked to a WLAN connection and used in offline mode.

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