Zetes, the international provider of people identification solutions, has been appointed by the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs to supply the equipment, biometric software and technical support for the registration of the biometric data of applicants for visas and passports. These are to be installed at embassies, consulates, and border crossing points.
The Zetes solution is a system of “live” enrollment, which enables travelers to register a photo, the fingerprints and the digital signature (for passports) of applicants all at the same time. In order to meet the ICAO international standards on photos for travel documents, Zetes has developed booths specially designed for this purpose, as well as software that automatically detects non-complying photos.
The contract with the FPS Foreign Affairs covers the delivery of 144 stations, to be installed at the end of 2009 and in the course of 2010 in 120 consulates and 13 border posts. The first posts to be installed will be in the Middle East.
This project will contribute to the objectives announced for 2009.