Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2012.3.4-6 | Award Amount: 16.82M | Year: 2014
During the last years, many ABC Gates have been deployed in the main European airports, most of them as pilot projects intended to test their capability to improve the border crossing processes in aspects such as speed, security, automation, false rejection reduction, etc. Experience gained from these pilots has been periodically assessed within the Frontex ABC Workshops, where the need for a harmonised approach has been specifically addressed as one of the most urgent issues to be solved. In particular, harmonisation would be required in areas as e-passports management, biometrics, gate design, human interface, processes, PKD certificate exchange, signalling and interoperability. On the other hand, EU Smart Border Initiative adds a new approach to be considered in ABC development: The inclusion of a RTP system for Third Country Nationals and an Entry Exit System. ABC4EU will identify the requirements for an integrated, interoperable and citizens rights respectful ABC system at EU level, taking account of the experience gained from the previous pilots, projects and the future needs derived from the Smart Border and other EU and national initiatives and paying very special attention to citizen rights, privacy and other related ethical aspects. ABC4EU will focus in the need for harmonisation in the design and operational features of ABC Gates, considering specially the full exploitation of the EU second generation passports and other accepted travel documents. In addition, RTP and EES will be specifically tested in the project to assess their feasibility and an EU level border management C4I concept will be developed for end user assessment. ABC4EU intends to carry out a 2 steps system validation: Upgraded ABC systems in several MS covering all types of borders (airports, harbours and land borders) will be integrated with RTP and EES prototypes before month 24. Lessons learnt from this first step will be applied for a second and final testing before month 36.
Cognitec Systems Gmbh, Plettac Electronic Security Gmbh and Siemens AG | Date: 2000-09-05
[ video and photographic cameras and parts thereof; computer hardware and peripherals and parts therefor; computer terminals; ] computer software for pattern recognition and verification[, communications and data processing; computers used for communications applications ].
Cognitec Systems Gmbh | Date: 2009-08-11
Electrical and electronic appliances and devices for controlling access and for monitoring and identifying people, namely, access control terminals and units consisting of, alternatively or in certain combinations, cameras, computer hardware and software, border control terminals and units consisting of, alternatively or in certain combinations, cameras, computer hardware and software, electric and electronic video surveillance installations, [ mobile computers for biometric identification, ] and component and replacement parts thereof; [ electrical and electronic appliances and devices for capturing facial images and monitoring image quality, namely, photo booths consisting of, alternatively or in certain combinations, cameras, computer hardware and software, photo capture kiosks consisting of, alternatively or in certain combinations, cameras, computer hardware and software, and component and replacement parts thereof; ] cameras; computer software for detection and tracking of human faces in still images and videos, for recognition, identification, and classification of persons based on facial images, for measuring and improving the quality of facial images, for checking the conformance of facial images with given standards or other specifications, and for driving cameras and other devices listed above. Development and creation of computer software for data processing; rental of computer software in the nature of data processing programs.