Panama Strengthens Airport Controls

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Face Recognition Software

Face Recognition Software

Panama’s President Ricardo Martinelli announced that Panama will purchase technology used to detect facial recognition from the United States in order to better protect the country against criminals, drug dealers, and murderers.  More information below-

Source: Prensa.com

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The government announced the purchase of a facial recognition system to be used to enhance security at airports.

With the aim of improving safety standards in the country, President Ricardo Martinell reported the plans to install a facial recognition system, similar to that used in the United States.

A report in Prensa.com indicates “the technology needed to launch this pilot project will be purchased from the U.S., said Martinelli, who hopes to foster an “exchange of data bases” with U.S., South American and European authorities “to be able to detect the arrival into the country of drug dealers, murderers or other criminals. ”

(http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/business_commerce/Panama_Strengthens_Airport_Controls)

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