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Ben Gurion International Airport has increased security and enhanced convenience for its multitude of travellers

Ben Gurion International Airport improves security and expedites travel with Recognition Systems HandKey®

Ben Gurion International Airport increases security, expedites travel with Ingersoll Rand's Recognition Systems HandKey®

"Tighter security expedites air travel, and more efficient operations help make our airport one of the world's best." - Israel Ben Haim, Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport

Summary

Ben Gurion International Airport improves security and expedites travel with Recognition Systems HandKey® biometric hand reader.

Business Need

More than 2 million people travel to Israel each year, many of them using the Ben Gurion International Airport.  Ben Gurion, one of the world's busiest airports, is also ushering through an increasing number of Israeli citizens each year.

Challenges

With such heavy traffic, the airport needed a fast, foolproof system to verify flyers' identities to reduce waiting times.

More than 2 million people travel to Israel each year, many of them using the Ben Gurion International Airport

The automatic inspection system has even garnered awards

Nearly 80,000 Israeli citizens have enrolled in the system. In 2000, an airport expansion increased the number of kiosks, and the system completed more than 1 million inspections by the end of the year.  The hand reader system processes about 50,000 passengers each month.

The automatic inspection system has even garnered awards.  In June 2001, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association presented Ben Gurion International Airport Authority with a Golden Link Award for excellence and innovation in applying technology in government operation.

Result

Ben Gurion International Airport has increased security and enhanced convenience for its multitude of travellers.


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