Since Friday 14th December, Parafe system has been operational at Lyon’s airport, Saint-Exupéry. Its facial recognition feature is intended to save time and maintain the highest security level.

Fifteen passengers by minute. The Parafe system, in English: Rapid Automated Passage of External Borders, was launched on Monday 17th at terminal 1 where border control will be boosted.

One agent controls 5 sas simultaneosly.

Within a context of rising intra-Schengen border control in 2016, the percentage of controlled passengers rose to 70 from 30. The airport had been testing, since February 2016, automated gates with digital recognition. Decision take, Lyon’s airport changed ten sas (five on arrival at T1, five on departure at T1) to facial recognition.

Since last december, one agent is capable of controlling 5 sas at the same time, under the rhythm of five passengers every 20 seconds. Before the changing, one agent per passenger was needed. To benefit from this system made by IN Groupe and Gunnebo, it’s mandatory to have a biometric passport.

32 Europeans nationalities are eligible to the sas against 4 previously.

«The passengers security is a challenging mission and there’s no place for mistakes» spoke Tanguy Bertolus, president of Lyon’s airports directory, who launched the sas in presence of David Clavière, the reeve of security and defense. «With this new system, we are going five times faster».

And this is just the beginning. On first trimester of 2019, ten new sas Parafe will be deployed on arrivals and departures at T1, this time for low-cost flights.


As announced in November 2018, the leading actor in the telecom and biometrics field, IDEMIA, and the largest mobile network operator in South Korea, SK Telecom, are bringing protected and convenient experiences to mobile operator customers.

IDEMIA developed the Smart Connect Subscription management solution commonly called : remote SIM provisioning.

This technology allows eSIM capable wireless devices as the Smart Watch to be remotely connected to the SK Telecom’s network, this connection is established without a physical SIM card and its respects the protocol compliancy of latest GSMA standards.

With this technology, there’s:

  • No physical SIM card needed
  • No mobile phone nearby
  • High connectivity with Smart Watches wherever you go, and you can easily manage the subscription 
  • High security connection for the Smart Watch
  • The same functions as a phone: communication habits, make calls, send texts from the Smart Watch.

Leveraging its industrial leadership and appetite for innovation, IDEMIA will be providing SK Telecom its GSMA compliant solution at the forefront of the digital revolution.