Atos develops access control system to manage biometric screening for Olympic participants

March 19, 2019 - Atos has developed an Advanced Access Control System (AACS) to integrate and manage NEC’s facial recognition system and solutions and equipment from Panasonic to control the facility entry of some 300,000 people involved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Atos is a worldwide IT partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is planning to use IC chips for the first time to manage a security access system that spans more than 350 entry points across 43 official competition and non-competition venues, such as the International Broadcast Center (IBC) the Main Press Center (MPC), and the Olympic Village, according to the announcement. The official pass which along with the biometric screening provides access to Olympic venues also acts as a visa waiver for Japan.

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