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KYC in Passenger Baggage Security & Inspection

Border controls are measures taken by a country or a bloc of countries to regulate and monitor its borders. Border controls are put in place to regulate the movement of people, animals and goods into as well as out of a country.
Border control agencies are front line in the protection of their national borders. They control the application of rules and regulations relating to the entry and exit of goods from the state.A rise in international travel and trade has made it increasingly complex for government agencies to regulate borders.
Clearance of some customs transactions may require prior communication and coordination with government ministries, local authorities and other relevant   entities. This is true particularly with regards to restricted items which necessitate formal approval before being allowed entry to the country.

 

Verbal, written or electronic declaration or passage through the green or red channels shall be regarded as a customs declaration by the passenger. Inspection of passengers` personal belongings and the procedures for their confiscation and collection of payable customs duties or exemption thereof shall take place according to local Customs rules and regulations. In all cases, customs officers have the absolute right to inspect any passenger’s luggage or cargo at the time of exit.

 

Every passenger can be requested to submit his or her possessions for inspection even if they pass through the green channel. This additional process could take several minutes depending on the nature, background, time of day, flight details etc.With the implementation of the new Desko Penta scanner, we see a reduction in processing time to less than 2 mins from a passenger perspective.Every passenger’s submission of their passport and boarding pass during inspection of their goods is processed in less than 30 seconds with the Penta scanner as it captures the data and sends it through to the respective Customs system. Data capture and document verification are swift and error-free, which makes the journey through customs more comfortable and secure for both the passenger and the authorities.

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Improving HR operations with Desko Penta scanner

HR Department of a Dubai-based holding company manages more than 2000 employees. Most of them are based in / operating from Dubai. The work force is diverse with multiple nationalities.
The passport, visa or ID card of an employee needs to be checked several times within the organization. From the employee onboarding process, to data updates in their HRMS and for the PR department,employee data is gathered and processed frequently.Hardware based scanning and reading is sometimes insufficient.

To help the HR department, Desko Penta scanner was deployed and integrated in their HR application.
Any ID document (Passport, EID, Health Insurance Card etc.) can now be scanned and data captured automatically into their HR Application. The document image will be saved automatically into the employee’s file. Smart Card Reader is also installed to read contact chip on cards like EID Card, GCC ID Card etc

We work together with leading security software companies around the globe to offer the latest and most effective ID document authentication package. Our hardware and software together qualify for even the toughest challenges of ID document authentication. All information can be stored for further processing or later proof of compliance with in-house regulations and legal requirements.

Benefits:

Expedite Employee Enrollment / Update process
Reduce Processing Time
Efficient data collection, ID verification, information capture for quicker processing
Help combat fraud, comply with legal requirements

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Wayfinding with BLE Beacons

One of the largest theme parks in the Middle East Spread over a few million square feet wanted to implement a way finding solution for their visitors.
There are several different reasons a business may want to offer wayfinding. Visitors in a large park could benefit from more clear directions. This would mean stronger overall park operations. The Park goers can enjoy a heightened experience with navigation, making it easier to find a given venue or to explore what’s going on around them in real-time. The technology also allows businesses to drive traffic on a given path or create systems that optimize their own resources.

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the connectivity of modern technology and the growing network of smart devices that can communicate with one another. As technology becomes better and more affordable, the digital ecosystem will only continue to grow. Digital wayfinding will become increasingly prominent, precise, and widespread.
In the past, GPS has proven hugely useful for large operations outdoors, but there are limited possibilities for indoor or more compact settings.

Bluetooth is one of the few technologies offering real-time, affordable opportunities for such use cases.
Bluetooth, a wireless technology standard for exchanging data, has the potential to effectively and naturally engage customers indoors. In recent years, Bluetooth has evolved to become the global standard for the IoT revolution. Energy-efficient Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology has made a number of completely new technological applications possible. One major disruptor is the Bluetooth beacon or “tag.” The functionality of Bluetooth beacons is relatively simple. They send out a signal that is picked up by Bluetooth devices in the area. This signal indicates the Bluetooth user’s proximity to that beacon and, subsequently, the approximate location. Additional beacons can be installed to accurately identify an individual’s position down to meter level. Compared to other technologies, BLE beacons are very affordable. The technology is also easily integrated with other systems and everyday devices due to the existing widespread adaptation of the Bluetooth standard.

Most of smartphone owners bring their phones with them to the park.
While they intend to spend an entire day exploring they can get exhausted. When physical signage and other solutions fall short, Bluetooth-based wayfinding can get visitors from Point A to B to whenever they want without wasting time.

The benefit to both the park operators and visitors is immense. While the visitors get to find the best way to cover the most interesting parts of the park they enjoy, the park gets to know the location and movement patterns of their visitors. They can use this data to further mine for information and marketing insights.

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Safety Equipment Tracking in Aircraft

Preamble:

One of the leading Airlines in the region was faced with the challenge of consistent and reliable inspection of aircraft cabin safety equipment. This impacted turnaround time and eventually customer satisfaction and experience.

Summary:

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a well-established technology used across many industries for inventory control, asset tracking and security measures. Identifying a fundamental need of its innovative capabilities for the aviation industry, we have strategically developed an advanced RFID solution to help clients manage their equipment assets

accurately and instantaneously. By replacing the manually-intensive process of verifying the location and maintenance needs of each equipment or part individually; a new way to improve operational efficiencies.Our RFID Solutions offers advanced, automated tracking solutions that effectively replace the inefficient, manual inspection of aircraft equipment – saving valuable time and money. Our custom-built system can scan all tagged aircraft equipment, from flashlights and oxygen generators to carts, seat belts and life vests, in just minutes. The system immediately identifies if any tagged asset is missing, been tampered with, has expired or is due for regular maintenance.

As an example, assuring FAA compliance typically requires a physical check under or between each seat in an aircraft to verify the existence of required life vests.  Through the use of RFID-enabled life vest tags and a hand-held scanning device, an airline can quickly and easily verify on-board life vest inventory streamlining the compliance audit process and improving audit accuracy.

Audit data can then be forwarded to the organization’s inventory management systems where issues such as inventory losses and upcoming service requirements can be identified and addressed

Benefits:

Save costs on Emergency Equipment Management across the fleet of aircraft.
Lead time reduction in life vest inspection and life cycle management.
Complete an on-board cabin inspection in less than 10 minutes.

Conclusion:

Our Solution has enabled the airline to be the first in the region to provide the aviation industry with enhanced inventory tracking capabilities, streamlined audit procedures for compliance and the means to electronically identify and locate safety equipment requiring re-inspection or replacement.