Datel Jordan launches Jordan electronic gates
- Jordan: Sunday, March 17 - 2013 at 10:29
- PRESS RELEASE
Datel Jordan, a member of emaratech Group (emarat Technology Solutions) launched Jordan electronic gates during the inauguration of the new Queen Alia International Airport Terminal held on Thursday 14 March 2013.
Jordan Electronic Gates is a result of a strategic partnership between Datel Jordan and Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission in Jordan.
Datel Jordan working closely with concerned government agencies in Jordan has been architecting, engineering and powering the process of the Jordanian electronic gates to fulfill the need of achieving speed and mobility while enhancing security and safety for passengers using the eGates at the new airport.
"Jordan electronic gate is a result of a strategic relationship between Dubai and Jordan. Verifying identities is becoming more complex with the rapid growth of international travel in and out the region; especially at Queen Alia International Airport. Jordan eGates reduce the long queues at passport control counters in and out the airport and displays stature of Jordan in coping with latest advanced information technologies," said Major General Al-Marri.
Jordan's eGate is an advanced information technology system that is integrated with immigration and security agencies in Jordan. The eGates are automated and are used instead of immigration counters to check and process travelers' entry-exit transactions, according to the security measures standards applied in Jordan.
Jordan eGates system uses an advanced infrastructure that enables consultation with the databases of concerned government agencies. The system matches information available and confirms identities. It also highlights anomalies preventing fraud and immigration discrepancies.
The system is activated using eGate cards issued by Datel Jordan. When passengers apply for an eGate card, biometric data is captured at the registration office. Data includes finger prints, a photo taken at the location and passport information. This data will be stored on a 'smart card chip' that is part of the eGate card.
Jordan eGates are equipped with a 'smart card chip' and a finger print scanner. This will enable gates verify travelers' identity with the biometric and passport information that are stored on the 'smart card chip' in the eGate card. eGates are also equipped with a boarding pass reader to identify and match traveler's flight details.
Once the biometric data check is completed at the airport, the eGate doors open automatically. This happens in less than 15 seconds allowing passengers enhance their travel experience from and to the new Queen Alia International Airport. It also saves pages on the passenger's passport as it does not require a physical stamp on the passport.
"The eGates installed at the new Queen Alia International airport paves the way for a faster and more efficient movement of the growing number of passengers in and out of Jordan," said Mr. Abdulrahman Ahmed Abdulrahman, Director General of Datel Jordan.
"We've already started issuing eGate cards in Jordan and building strategic partnerships with various agencies and corporations to facilitate this unique service in the Arab World for holders of Jordanian passports as the first phase of this exciting project," Abdulrahman continued.
"The first phase of launching Jordan's eGates will only be applicable for the 5-year Jordanian passports with a national identity number. Next phases to follow and will be announced accordingly," he explained.
The proliferation, verification and accurate identification of information are facilitated by Datel Jordan in coordination with concerned government and security agencies in Jordan.
Celebrating the inauguration of the new airport and the launch of Jordan electronic gates, Datel Jordan and Royal Jordanian is offering Royal Jordanian's frequent flyers a discount of 15% to issue their eGate cards. With Jordan's eGate cards, RJ's frequent flyers will have a more enjoyable customer experience with straight forward and easy to use eGates.
On the eGate investments, Mr. Abdulrahman, said, "The company has been investing in the technology to ensure the success of the project in Jordan. Investments include engineering, installing and powering eight electronic gates at the new Queen Alia International Airport; four eGates in the departure terminal and four in the arrivals."
Other investments include an office at the airport to issue eGate cards for passengers and another office opposite Royal Jordanian's terminal at the 7th circle in the capital Amman.
"The most important investment we've made is investing in building capacity in the Jordanian talents to enable them operate and manage all operations in relation to the eGates. We believe that equipping Jordanian caliber with the latest technologies will enable them become eligible to secure all necessary support for the infrastructure dealing with database systems and application software and to diagnose and solve technical problems, if any," he added.
The eGates engineered and powered by emaratech are recognized as the most efficient and most advanced around the world from a technical, operational and security integration aspects that ensure the highest standards of safety and security to all passengers.
Passengers holding Jordanian passports with five years validity and a national number will benefit from the eGate services in the first phase. Other groups and nationalities will be announced later. The cost of issuing one electronic eGate valid for one year from date of issuance is 35 Jordanian Dinars excluding sales taxes.
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