Approximately 60,000 politicians, government leaders, along with their associated staff and local officers arrived for the 2015 G20 Antalya Summit, which held in Turkey. Their identities were confirmed via RFID system. We installed several RFID reader portals in different locations at the summit zone, as well as handheld readers connected to tablets to identify individuals for backup.
We provided D- Access Software ( DAS) to manage data about each summit attendee, including that person’s name, picture, country or organization. Accreditation system captured all the necessary informations includes credentials and classifications for badge printing and other purposes.
Months of planning took place prior to the conference, however, in order to ensure the security of those attending. The challenges were unique due to the large number of high-profile individuals who would arrive, requiring security without disrupting those guests as they entered. The head of each member nation brought an entourage of advisers, diplomats and support workers, all of whom would need to gain admittance efficiently while having their identities confirmed.
Nearly 60,000 participants (with the exception of each country’s leader and their spouse) carried an RFID identification card with his or her own name, country or organisation info and picture printed on the front.
The EPC UHF RFID chip embedded in the PVC-covered badge was encoded with a unique ID number linked to that individual’s name and picture in our software, residing on a dedicated onsite server. We mounted an LCD digital screen above eachportal, facing security staff members and our responsible techinical support teams who stood inside the facility to greet arriving guests.
As each attendee walked through the portal, the reader captured the ID number of that person’s card, prompting his or her name, country or organisation info and picture to be displayed on the LCD screen. Security personnel viewed that image and visually compared it with the individual walking through the portal to confirm that person’s identity.
The Turkish government also needed to be able to identify individuals at the summit on a case-by-case basis if, for instance, there was a problem at the facility that required security assistance. With the RFID system, not only could attendees arrive without having their credentials physically checked, but security personnel could also confirm who they were, without physically stopping each person and requesting his or her identification.
We have tested the system several times on site to install the xPortal readers, and our technicians also worked to ensure that they could capture the ID number of every tag worn or carried by attendees as they entered the facility.
Security personnel also assisted with iPads mounted on uGrokit handheld readers to re-identify individuals after they had entered the facility
Our well edicated support team equipped with iPads mounted on uGrokit handhelds could walk near a group of people and view the images and names of all those within read range of the device, displayed on their iPad. This provided a level of security so that workers could, for instance, confirm who was in the area and who might need to be spoken to or removed for security reasons, or simply confirm who was present in a higher-security area—for instance, in close proximity to world leaders.
We designed the doors and portals to enable the reading of tags beginning in late summer, ahead of the summit. Following several months of testing, we were certain that the technology would provide 100 percent coverage without requiring any entering dignitaries to be stopped and questioned. A team of technicians were onsite throughout the summit, , though the system worked without requiring any intervention.