Gemalto is supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers that will enable faster border crossings for travellers, while ensuring rigorous security checking of passports and other identity credentials.
The automated document readers will put Cairo International Airport at the leading edge of fast, accurate authentication of travel documents, helping authorities strike the right balance between a warm welcome for passengers and water-tight security.
With global air travel continuing to grow, authorities are under intense pressure to reduce queues at border control and strengthen protection against threats such as illegal immigration.
Cairo International Airport is the second busiest airport in Africa and Egypt's most important gateway for business visitors and tourists. It currently welcomes 15 million passengers every year.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Gemalto is the global leader in digital security with customers in over 180 countries. Its products including secure softwares, biometrics and encryption, enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data.