Business Wire

French Ministry of the Interior Selects IDEMIA and Sopra Steria to Develop a New Standard Border Control System

Share

CCAF is an ambitious project seeking to install a high-performance standard system so that all border control activities can be properly coordinated and harmonized. It will be rolled out in France during 2021.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005909/en/

(Photo: Business Wire)

(Photo: Business Wire)

While assuring border controls’ underlying need for security and accuracy, CCAF’s development will also focus on interoperability and scalability. It will be so designed that it can cope with future French and EU regulatory changes and growth in traveller traffic in and out of mainland and overseas France.

Underpinned by biometric recognition, the system will minimize traveller time spent passing through border controls without having to hire further guards on French borders.

IDEMIA and Sopra Steria will join forces tapping into their ID management expertise, especially in relation to border security, and their French critical systems in-depth know-how.

There is a lot at stake with the CCAF project including a need to factor in high flexibility and responsiveness when developing EU IT systems in view of upcoming world sports events like the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics. With this joint project, the Ministry placed their trust in the consortium’s skill and expertise in meeting highly demanding business, tech and regulatory needs and tight milestone deadlines.

“We are very grateful to the French Ministry of the Interior for having trusted our know-how and expertise in automated border-crossing controls. The CCAF project aims to develop and perfect a standard and robust border system that is both smoother and more secure. Together with our partner Sopra Steria, we pledge to provide a groundbreaking system that delivers a high level of security and an enhanced travel experience.” said Pascal Fallet, IDEMIA Senior VP Europe, Public Security and Identity.

“Having served the Ministry of the Interior over many years, we are immensely proud to be selected with our partner IDEMIA to develop and roll out the new standard border control system. IDEMIA’s skills and know-how as biometrics world leader fit very well with our own skills as reputed big government systems integrator in complex environments. This will be a great asset to ensure the project’s success. Together with IDEMIA we pledge to develop a reliable and secure system that sustainably delivers on required service quality by harnessing all necessary state-of-the-art technologies.” said Georges Wakim, Sopra Steria Security Market Director.

In France, IDEMIA is currently responsible for the passenger automated border control tracking system and the visa and asylum application data processing system. IDEMIA also regularly conducts pilot tests with various private and public sector parties including Aéroports de Paris (ADP Group), Air France and recently Lyon Aéroports (MONA by Vinci Airports) with a view to biometrics improving the airport’s passenger experience.

Meanwhile, Sopra Steria frequently serves the French Ministry of the Interior bringing many famous projects to fruition. For instance, the Group helps develop the Schengen border system working with various other EU Member States, develops and delivers security file search apps for French police forces and works to enhance French road safety and management of foreign migrants.

Last June, IDEMIA and Sopra Steria were picked by EU agency eu-LISA to develop the new shared Biometric Matching System (sBMS), on which Schengen Area border security is based.

About IDEMIA

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

For more information, visit www.idemia.com / Follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter

About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation and obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to putting digital to work for its clients in order to build a positive future for all. With 46,000 employees in 25 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.4 billion in 2019.

The world is how we shape it.

Sopra Steria (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) – ISIN: FR0000050809

To learn more, go to https://www.soprasteria.com

Contact information

Press contacts
IDEMIA:
Hanna SEBBAH
idemia@havas.com
+33 (0) 6 63 73 30 30

Sopra Steria :
Elsa ESTAGER
elsa.estager@soprasteria.com

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Bessemer Venture Partners Closes $3.3 Billion Across Two Funds; Welcomes Amazon.com Veteran Jeff Blackburn as Partner26.2.2021 01:40:00 EETPress release

Bessemer Venture Partners, a global early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the close of two new funds, adding $3.3 billion of capital for investing in promising technology companies at their early and subsequent growth stages. Additionally, the firm welcomed five new partners, including Jeff Blackburn, who joins Bessemer Venture Partners from Amazon, alongside the promotion of existing Bessemer investors Mary D'Onofrio, Mike Droesch, Tess Hatch, and Andrew Hedin. “Today marks an incredible milestone at Bessemer as we launch our latest and largest funds and add five exceptional investors into the partnership,” said Jeremy Levine, a partner in Bessemer’s New York office. “I’m proud to celebrate the success of Mary, Mike, Tess, and Andrew, and I am excited to welcome Jeff to the firm. Having known Jeff for 15 years, I’m a great admirer of his stunning track record as an innovator and leader paired with his deep humility. I know his peerless experience leading one of the world’s

Puma Biotechnology and Pierre Fabre Amend NERLYNX® License Agreement to Include Greater China26.2.2021 00:07:00 EETPress release

Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBYI), a biopharmaceutical company, and Pierre Fabre, a leading French pharmaceutical company, have agreed to extend the terms of the 2019 license agreement which grants Pierre Fabre exclusive rights to develop and commercialize NERLYNX® (neratinib) within Europe, Turkey, Middle East and Africa. The amended agreement extends Pierre Fabre’s commercial rights for NERLYNX to Greater China, which includes mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225006150/en/ Under the terms of the amendment, Puma will receive an upfront payment of $50 million, as well as additional regulatory and sales-based milestone payments that could add up to an additional $240 million. These milestones will be based solely on regulatory and sales achievements in Greater China. In addition, Puma will receive significant double-digit tiered royalties on the sales of NERL

Moody’s ESG Solutions Group: V.E Provides Second Party Opinion on Italy’s First Sovereign Green Bond Framework and Issuance25.2.2021 22:33:00 EETPress release

Moody’s ESG Solutions Group announced today that Moody’s affiliate V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion on Italy’s sovereign green bond framework and first green bond issuance. The framework, which is aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles 2018, will be used to finance budget lines reflective of Italy’s environmental priorities, including renewable energy and clean transportation. In V.E’s opinion, these categories are likely to contribute to seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. “In our assessment, the bonds issued via this framework will provide a ‘robust’ contribution to sustainability. Italy has committed to conduct due diligence on the environmental contribution of the projects that it chooses to finance. The financed expenses have clear benefits in terms of climate mitigation, climate adaptation, pollution prevention and control, transition to a circular economy, the responsible management of natural resources, and the protectio

International Zinc Association Launches Zinc Battery Initiative25.2.2021 21:48:00 EETPress release

The International Zinc Association (IZA) is excited to announce the launch of its newest program, the Zinc Battery Initiative. Recent extreme weather events, amplified by climate change, have once again focused attention on the future role of fossil fuels and the capacity and resilience of energy grids worldwide. One of the most impactful ways of addressing this is through cost-effective energy storage. As renewables become an ever-greater part of the electrical grid, energy storage can help address solar and wind power's intermittency. It can also help respond to large fluctuations in demand by capturing and storing excess energy during low demand and bringing it online during peak times. Energy storage also helps provide resilience by serving as a backup energy supply when generation is interrupted. It will also play a pivotal role in electrifying transport, and other applications where power is needed, but tethered connections to the grid are not practical. Addressing climate change

Hyosung TNS Invites Customers to ‘Be Inspired’ With New Campaign25.2.2021 19:00:00 EETPress release

Hyosung TNS, the world-leading ATM manufacturer, has begun a global initiative to reinvent its user experience through the implementation of a branding refresh titled “Be Inspired.” The campaign draws upon the impressive technological history of the industry innovator to lead clients through a journey to experience solutions-driven communication. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005240/en/ Hyosung TNS' technologically impressive, new 140-page website has been designed to unify Hysoung's leadership in the financial institution and retail industries and consolidate all of its previous, regional websites into one global website, including a multi-language interface and an intuitive, interactive product catalog. (Photo: Business Wire) The “Be Inspired” initiative employs “plain language and interaction” that show how Hyosung is inspired by its customers to create new business solutions – and how those solutio

CMT’s New Report Confirms Increasing Appetite for Connected Insurance in Europe25.2.2021 18:25:00 EETPress release

A large shift in driving habits due to the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people think about motor insurance across Europe, according to a new study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s leading mobile telematics and analytics provider. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005773/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) Based on the surveys of 4,000 drivers in France, Germany, Italy and the U.K., the new report shows shifting attitudes towards quoting channels, claims services, pricing models and value-added services, broken down and analysed by location, age and driving behaviour. The two surveys - taken in January 2020, before the pandemic, and then nine months later in September 2020 - reveal up to 81 percent of the drivers in Europe have changed how they drive because of COVID-19. Now 65 percent are interested in connected insurance, a 32% jump in nine months. The pandemic has modified commuting patter

Alpega Group Showed Impressive Results In 202025.2.2021 18:00:00 EETPress release

Alpega Group, a leading provider of end-to-end transportation and logistics management software, has positioned itself to meet logistics challenges with impressive results in 2020. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005665/en/ Alpega Group, a leading provider of end-to-end transportation and logistics management software, has positioned itself to meet logistics challenges with impressive results in 2020. (Photo: Alpega Group) Alpega’s business units had an outstanding performance last year. On one hand, their freight exchanges’ customer acquisitions strongly grew by 20% compared to the previous year and existing clients had a higher renewal rate. On the other hand Alpega TMS added 83 new customers and had a tremendous increase in usage of their smart booking solution. Alpega’s CEO, Todd DeLaughter, commented on these results: “I’m very excited with Alpega’s excellent performance proving the value of our sol

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom