Travel documents such as passports are the foundation of effective border control. Systems that register legitimate users and that can effectively and quickly identify these users as they enter or leave a country allows border control officers to focus their time and attention on non-registered users.
NEC has developed a number of different passport solutions for countries around Asia. They include biometric passports, machine-readable passports and e-passports, as well as a combination of these. These passports rely on using NEC's automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to identify and verify the holder of the travel document.