Taiwan based MiTAC Information Technology Corp. formed a joint venture with Ascent Solutions for the procurement “Electronic Gate（E-Gate）System -Supply, Delivery, Installation, Testing and Commissioning”, and successfully exported Taiwan experience to the Philippines.
The organisation is showcasing this solution at the ongoing Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) in Taipei. E-Gate solution was designed with facial recognition, biometric scanning, bar code reading, and smart card recognition all rolled into one system, and connected with database of immigration blacklist, watch list and hold departure list etc. to help immigration officers to detect passengers with derogatory records.
E-Gate relieves passengers queuing in manual counters as it would cut processing time of passengers from the present 45 seconds to just 8 to 15 seconds. Also it strengthens the border and aviation security in the region.
A total 21 E-Gates were installed at four international airport in the Philippines：5 E-Gates for Terminal 1, 3 E-Gates for Terminal 2 and 5 E-Gates for Terminal 3 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA); 3 E-Gates at Clark International Airport (CRK); 3 E-Gates at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB); 2 E-Gates at Davao International Airport (DVO).
Simulation Lab, Driving Innovation
As part of this implementaation in the Philippines, MiTEC has set up a simulation lab at MiTAC headquarter in Taipei. Whenever there were new needs or problems coming out in the Philippines, they could inform the simulation lab in Taipei where over 20 engineers could adjust and test the system on the same model of machine, and send out the revised version to Philippine site.
At present, E-Gates are initially installed at arrival formalities and soon will be installed at the departure area, as well as other airports in the Philippines.
Additionally, there are some business opportunities at airports of southeast Asian countries and there are a number of potential business opportunities at ports and path between two countries as well.
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