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Passport choice

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) has chosen Unisys Corporation for its new Facial Recognition System (FRS).

According to the US-based Unisys its FRS will increase efficiency within the application process by automating manual operations to analyse facial biometric data and identify issues associated with passport applications.

Under the terms of the five-year agreement, the contractor will provide systems integration services to implement its open standards LEIDA platform, which will manage identity verification for UK passport applicants based on their facial biometric data.

Nick Fraser, managing director, Unisys UK, said: “Unisys has applied facial and other biometrics technologies to build leading-edge passport, citizen registry and land border control systems for the United States, Australia, Mexico and other countries around the world. We look forward to applying our expertise to help the UK manage the throughput of travellers.”


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