Boarding Gate Reader (BGR)
Definition of Boarding Gate Reader
Boarding Gate Reader (BGR) is a device with NFC* and passport, ID card, and 2D/3D barcode readers, which is used to validate the barcodes in order to authorize whether the passport is authentic and the passenger (or person-to-board) should be allowed to board or not.Read More
Moreover, this device is also aimed to support advanced authenticity verification of passports, ID cards, travel documents, visa stamps, and seals. This authorization (or data) helps to confirm that a passenger has checked-in so that they can drop off their luggage, and it also checks whether they have a valid boarding pass in order to pass security (or not). Besides, BGR is connected to Departure Control System during the process of validation and authorization. * Near Field Communication or NFC is an extremely short-range (10 cm or so) wireless technology, that allows mobile devices to read RFID tags, or communicate with other NFC devices. It can be used for contactless services such as content sharing, reading, and writing, location, access control, ticketing, and payment.
Importance of Biometric Identification
Have you seen the advertisement for an airline with flashy offers and smiling faces? The answer is probably yes, but unfortunately, the reality at the airports is just the opposite. Passengers have to go through the slow boarding process, which makes them feel like they are doing a burdensome task as they are waiting in queues.Read More
In recent years, along with boarding procedures, passing through security checks, and boarding a flight on time have become a struggle. On the one hand, the number of passengers has been growing over time in airports, but on the other hand, failing to expand facilities and streamline operations have made airports overcrowded and congested. In addition, the amount of margin time that has to be carried along to perform boarding and security procedure is overwhelming. On many domestic flights, it is even more than the time taken by the flight itself. Not only Biometric Identification has a high potential to expedite travellers' pass through crowded airports, but also it can enhance security at the same time. In addition, listed criminals and terrorists cannot imitate others’ identities, and if they personate others, they can be immediately arrested due to the fact that biometric identity is hard to replicate. If terrorists have the intention to use fake or stolen identities to board a flight and carry out terrorist incidents, Biometrics plays an important role as a countermeasure against them. The development of biometrics will enable passengers to prove identity without the need for any identity card, decongest airports, and facilitate boarding procedures. Therefore, failing to carry an identity card will no longer lead to denied boarding. Identification using biometric data stored in passports increases security and comfort. It ensures that the person being checked is the passport holder. Only authorized individuals can pass – all they need to do is look in the camera. Given these points, passengers are checked quickly, through a contact-free process. Additionally, personnel know who is actually allowed to enter the country.
Advantages of Boarding Gate Reader (BGR)
The first thing passengers see upon arriving at the airport is the check-in counter. Generally, passengers tend to get through check-in quickly and then go to the nearest store, restaurant, or departure gate. In this regard, cost-effective gate readers guarantee smooth and efficient passenger check-in, and they easily fit every desk and every counter.
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