Australian Biometric System Goes Live

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) and IDEMIA have announced that the Australian Department of Home Affairs´ new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services (EBIS) system has gone live, the company said.

EBIS is based on the Unisys Stealth(identity)™ multi-factor identity management and authentication solution and, using IDEMIA´s facial and fingerprint recognition algorithms, is one of the world´s most accurate biometric identity management systems used for visa and border processing to secure Australia´s´ borders and facilitate the flow of legitimate travellers.

EBIS will be used by the department to match the facial images and fingerprints of people including those wishing to travel to Australia such as visa applicants and the facial images for citizenship applicants. The system simultaneously facilitates the processing of legitimate travellers and is designed to support anticipated growth in visa applications, border clearances and applications for citizenship over the next 10 years.

In 2019 there was a record annual 9.5 million visitors to Australia, 3.9 million more than 10 years earlier and 220 300 more than the previous year1. To facilitate travellers´ journeys, border clearance staff need to efficiently verify the identities of travellers and confirm they are who they say they are to prevent delays, avoid queues and improve the overall experience for travellers. In the future, EBIS will provide the capability to quickly flag people who may be crossing the border with fraudulent identities.

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IDEMIA, the global provider of Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. For more information, visit www.idemia.com