ID card system for international airport

December 2001 Access Control & Identity Management

Airport Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (AASL) is implementing a digitised photo ID system for employees, temporary staff and visitors, using Datastrip secure ID card technology. AASL manages and controls the logistics of the international airport of Sri Lanka.

The ID project is being implemented by Datastrip's systems integrator, Epic Lanka, which will enable AASL to commence issuing the new cards to its current 6000 employees, temporary workers and pass holders. Eventually, the roll-out will include all visitors to the airport. "The AASL decided to procure a secure ID card system considering the current concerns of security in Sri Lanka," said Nayana Dehigama, Managing Director of Epic Lanka, the Datastrip representative in Sri Lanka. "Due to the use of 2D bar code technology and Datastrip's DSVerify2D reader, they will now be able to carry out personnel identification activities off-line, without being dependent on high-cost, expensive network infrastructures."

The system is based on Datastrip's high capacity, compact two-dimensional (2D) symbology, which offers a cost effective method of capturing and storing secure information such as text, photograph and biometrics, in an area measuring 1,6 x 7,6 cm that can be printed on substrates such as ID cards, passports and drivers' licences.

The AASL ID cards with their encoded photos will be decoded and displayed using the DSVerify2D terminal. This new generation multifunctional terminal is a fully integrated reader and fingerprint verification device. "The Datastrip solution offers an extremely high level of security that can be added to identity documents at very low cost," says Patrick Gilmore, Datastrip's Business Development Director - A&ME.

For further details, contact Datastrip on tel: (0944) 1844 215668; fax: (0944) 1844 215669; e-mail:

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