World Security Report News2016-07-04 08:15:40

secunet and Vítkovice IT Solutions win two tenders with the Czech border police

secunet and partner Vítkovice IT Solutions have won two tenders with the Czech border police. One of the tenders is for installing additional automatic border control gates - or eGates - at Prague's Václav Havel airport. As part of a second project, a secunet DVCA (Document Verifying Certification Authority) will be added to the background system used to process electronic identity documents in Czech Republic.

The ten eGates at Prague Airport are highly popular, with around 85,000 passengers using them to cross the border every month. In response to the high number of passengers using the gates and the positive experience with the EasyGO border control solution, the Czech border police is expanding its border control systems at Prague airport to include seven secunet easygates. In collaboration with partner Vítkovice IT Solutions a.s., secunet will install three turnkey eGates in the arrival area, a further four gates will be installed in the departure area. They will enter into operation in the coming weeks.

secunet - as the prime contractor - has also won another tender of the Czech police covering the addition of a DVCA component to the background system used to process electronic identity documents. This project which is officially called National Control Authority (NCA) will also be implemented with valuable support of Vítkovice IT Solutions a.s.

The Document Verifying Certification Authority is needed to read data from electronic ID documents protected by the EAC security protocol. The expansion of the background system will allow Czech border control authorities to examine electronic identity documents in full at all national border inspection posts in future. The project is scheduled to complete by the end of the year.

"The expansion of the EasyGO eGate project and the implementation of a DVCA component represent a substantial contribution in terms of the sustainable approach being pursued by the Czech border police. We are delighted to be working with our reliable partners secunet and Vítkovice IT Solutions a.s. once more, and are sure that the projects we have commissioned will be implemented in a timely manner and to the usual high standards", says Petr Malovec, Head of the Czech border police's National Centre for Border Situations.

Norway is helping to fund both projects through the Norway Grants programme. Through this programme, Norway funds projects in 16 EU member states that are aimed at balancing out disparities between individual member states. The programme helps support projects by NGOs, scientific institutions, private companies and public bodies.

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