SmartCore Expedites Passenger Verification and Improves Security at Seouls Incheon International Airport with Integrated Biometrics Columbo Fingerprint Scanner

SPARTANBURG, S.C., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International airports must accommodate massive numbers of passengers through customs and immigration queues quickly and efficiently while meeting stringent security requirements to identify criminals and terrorists, as well as to ensure only legal visitors enter the country. For Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, the solution to achieving that balance comes from SmartCore Inc’s MBAS Plus immigration control devices, which employ Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo single-print FBI certified fingerprint scanner.

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The airport previously used more basic SmartCore MBAS units at Terminal 1. However, these devices contained non-certified fingerprint scanners. The Integrated Biometrics Columbo sensors used in the new MBAS Plus product generate FBI Certified fingerprint images to quickly and accurately compare with  global standards-based criminal, terrorist, and immigration databases, significantly enhancing the capabilities of the MBAS product line.

“We love how frictionless the Columbo sensors make our devices,” said Ryan Kim, COO at SmartCore. “They’re fast and accurate, and there’s no need to clean the surface between scans. We needed a solution that connected our products with international law enforcement, as well as take the daily pounding that comes from immigration control queues at a major international airport. Columbo exceeds our highest expectations.”

Added Stephen Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics, “Our patented LES technology is perfect for the high-volume environments at airports – both at self-service immigration control devices and for mobile solutions that help quickly process passengers, employees, and contractors. That’s why we’re in use at 24 major North American airports as well as an expanding international presence, and we look forward to working closely with SmartCore to grow our mutual success across Asia.”

About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for law enforcement, military, homeland security, national identity, election validation, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications.

About SmartCore
SmartCore, Inc. is Asia’s leading provider of image-processing and immigration solutions. The company’s MBAS, which was newly developed for immigration clearance in 2011, has evolved into various versions to meet customer demands internationally. The company is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.

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David Wright
Integrated Biometrics
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