New PARAFE automated border control egates are being installed at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) by Morpho. Including this latest order, ADP will now have a total of 33 PARAFE e-gates to provide automated border control for airline passengers.
PARAFE stands for Le Passage Automatisé Rapide aux Frontières Extérieures, In English it is Automated Fast Track Crossing at External Borders.
To use PARAFE passengers first have to enrol with their biometric passport and fingerprints. Holders of French biometric passports do not need to enrol.
First installed in 2009, the PARAFE system enables ADP to improve the passenger experience by reducing waiting time, while strengthening the capabilities of border police. PARAFE perfectly illustrates the modernization drive by airport stakeholders, and extends the range of services offered to passengers.
A new feature introduced in 2012 allows French citizens holding biometric passports to use PARAFE e-gates without pre-registration, a development that should further increase the use of these e-gates. There have been more than one million passenger crossings through these gates since the launch of PARAFE in 2009, and the system adds more than 80,000 a month.
The system passed a new milestone during this summer, with the first deployment of PARAFE at a regional airport in France: Marseille Provence airport.
Read the press release.
Read full details about PARAFE.
N.B. Featured image is from morpho.com