NewsForge: Linux Prepares a Chile Reception for Terrorists

“Airport security is an ever-growing concern these days, as
fears about the potential for terrorist attacks loom worldwide. One
airport adopting major security upgrades is the Santiago Airport in
Chile, which recently opened 60 checkpoint kiosks utilizing
biometric security software running on SUSE Enterprise Linux.

“Earlier this year, the Policia Investigaciones de Chile (PICH),
the Chilean equivalent of the United States Federal Bureau of
Investigation, wanted to implement a biometrics access control
system at the airport. The security upgrade project is a
collaborative effort between Unisys, which provided the hardware,
Intelitrac, the creator of the biometrics security system, and
AssureTec and Cognitec, developers of facial recognition and
document-scanning software…”