Atos develops Advanced Access Control System for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Friday 15 March 2019 | 08:55 CET | News

Atos has developed the Advanced Access Control System (AACS) for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As the Worldwide IT Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Atos will manage the Advanced Access Control System with the support of Panasonic services and equipment and NEC’s facial recognition system.

The system will support the entry of around 300,000 people involved in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Atos said that it will reinforce security systems at the event using NEC’s facial recognition, an ID process with reduced admission time compared to the accreditation structure organized at previous editions. This is the first time in Olympic history that a facial recognition system will be used for athletes, volunteers and staff.

Atos also plans to use IC chips, with security access systems at over 350 entry points within 43 official competition and non-competition venues, including the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the Olympic Village. The IC chips will be integrated into accreditation cards for all athletes, federations and the entire Olympic family.

Technically, the image of each visitor’s face undergoes a photo validation to extract facial feature which will then be confirmed by NEC’s original biometric authentication. The official pass will not only provide access to the Olympic venues but will also act as a visa waiver for entry into the country, reinforcing overall security for the first time through Atos’ Advanced Access Control System.

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