Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport has completed the first stage of testing out its new biometric security system from California-based biometrics developer Artec Ventures, according to a BSR Russia article.
The system, called Broadway 3D, uses three-dimensional images of an individual’s face collected at checkpoints and compared to images stored in a database to properly authenticate a user’s identity with testing so far involving only airport employees.
In addition to successfully passing tests of the system’s usability, the system also passed tests wherein unregistered users tried to defraud the checkpoint technology. Officials for Sheremetyevo airport are hopeful the testing will conclude with the airport deciding it is secure enough to be able to operate access control with limited or no human staff present.
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