Sochi International Airport adopts Broadway 3D facial recognition in advance of Winter Olympics

PALO ALTO, Calif., 3 Sept. 2013. Elektronika LLC has developed and implemented an integrated security system for Sochi International Airport of Sochi, Russia, which will host the upcoming Winter Olympics 2014.

Sep 3rd, 2013
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PALO ALTO, Calif., 3 Sept. 2013. Elektronika LLC has developed and implemented an integrated security system for Sochi International Airport of Sochi, Russia, which will host the upcoming Winter Olympics 2014.

Elektronika officials selected the Broadway 3D Face Recognition System from Artec Group in Palo Alto, Calif., as part of this latest generation of airport security systems.

The Broadway 3D Face Recognition System, installed for airport workers access control, uses the geometry of a human face, considered one of the most precise biometrics and nearly impossible to fool or fake.

Engineers selected Broadway 3D by Artec Group for installation in the Sochi airport for its safety and fast performance. The system eliminates access of an unregistered person or unauthorized employee. In less than a second, the system captures surface information. After analyzing roughly 40 thousand points on a user’s face, it builds a mathematical model and compares it to the database. It is capable of identifying a person from his walk, from identical twins, and despitehats or sunglasses. Moreover, the system offers a high throughput which can prove crucial during rush hours. Registration takes up to two seconds; throughput is roughly 60 people per minute.

The system of 3D facial recognition is integrated into the network under ESM management and works in a verification mode. A biometric template is stored in the database and its numeric number is assigned to each access card.

When a person enters though a checkpoint, he presents his card to a card reader. Broadway 3D performs facial recognition and compares it with the 3D template on the card. If the information matches, Broadway 3D grants access to the person. The information is stored in ESM software. In addition, the solution is able to change work modes and algorithms of particular checkpoints per a dispatcher’s order.

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