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At Prague airport, secunet delivered and commissioned automated border control gates, a background system for monitoring electronic identity documents, and the mobile border control product secunet IDkit.
secunet easygates – automated border control gates – have been in use at the airport since 2011. The number of border control tracks has now been expanded to 17 in the course of the EasyGO project. Some 1.5 million passengers were processed through the gates in the final six months of 2016.
The German firm secunet also brought in a nationwide Document Verifying Certification Authority (DVCA) as a new component of the background system for monitoring electronic identity documents (eID). Based on the secunet eID PKI Suite, this enables Czech border police to check electronic ID documents at all national border control points. The project was brought in within three months, and the PKI components integrated into existing infrastructure.
The new DVCA module enables data to be read out from electronic ID documents, which are protected with the EAC protocol. Using a secured communication channel, the module makes certificates available for the various inspections within the overall system.
Czech border police are now also using secunet IDkit. The, inside a case, supports all functions of stationary border control. The product also includes several secunet products that are used in other, highly secure applications: the Notebook SINA Workstation; secunet biomiddle biometric middleware for controlling hardware and software for authenticity checking on documents and verifying biometric data in the IDkit; as well as the secunet bocoa border control application, which gives border control officers an overview of results of document checking or background database queries.