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Singapore Changi Airport testing biometrics-based system
www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-25 23:34:10

    SINGAPORE, Nov. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- The world's first fully automated check-in and immigration clearance system that uses biometric recognition technology has been on trial at Singapore Changi Airport since Nov. 1.

    According to a statement jointly issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Thursday, the system will enable travelers to go through check-in, security check and immigration processes at one spot in less than two minutes.

    To use the Fully Automated Seamless Travel (FAST) system, travelers will get a card containing a microchip that has capturedhis facial features and fingerprint details, and clear all the necessary procedures from a user-friendly interactive touch-screenmonitor.

    The statement said that the FAST system will also help enhance checkpoint security and service with the application of new technology.

    About 9,000 frequent travelers on the Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer program will be selected for the trial, which will last for six months. Enditem

    

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