Biometric information used for Tourism

Published On 22 Sep 2020

Tourism | Connectivity

Source: https://www.peplink.com/case-studies/biometric-information-used-for-tourism/

T.O.M.S International is using Fujitsu’s palm recognition technology to revolutionize the tourism industry. Due to the use of biometric information in tourism, they are transforming the industry by removing the need for paperwork and clickers to monitor passenger presence at sea.

Challenge

T.O.M.S International needed a solution that would reliably connect boarding gate terminals, ships at sea, and data centers on land to each other. In addition, the connectivity must be capable of handling the large amounts of data while ensuring reliability. This was vital to the safety of tourists and smooth management for tour operators.

Solution

T.O.M.S International made use of Peplink technology in their deployment to ensure unbreakable connectivity and achieve zero packet loss. They deployed HD2 IP67s with two meter tall antennas onto ships. This allows for ships over 30 kilometers out to sea to still transmit data and video over to the nearest phone tower. At the same time, they deployed a combination of Peplink devices to their data centers. Their core management router is made up of a Balance 580 along with a 24-port SD switch as the network switches, and a MAX BR1 ENTs for 4G failover.

Another crucial part of the project was to include portable consoles. To achieve this, they placed a palm reader and a SpeedFusion Engine within each console. These consoles were in turn connected to a MAX Transit Duo which was situated inside of the kiosk. The palm reader then uses this information from the console (via SFE) to check- in passengers.

Result

Through this configuration, they are able to use biometric information in tourism for safety and ease of management. Peplink Speedfusion technology ensures that there is no packet loss, and traffic is re-routed through different networks when connection is lost. This ensures that critical data gets sent from the ships that are over 30km out at sea back to the data center without any interruptions. They are also able to control, monitor, and troubleshoot connectivity issues remotely using Peplink’s cloud based network management, InControl. 

T.O.M.S International were able to use Peplink technology successfully to complement and prove the usefulness of Fijitsu’s palm recognition in future Maritime deployments.

MAX Transit Duo

  • Placed in the kiosk 
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band Wi-Fi thus reducing Wi-Fi congestion and interference

HD2 IP67

  • Placed at the vessel
  • Dual cellular allowed bandwidth bonding
  • IP67 enclosure stands up to heavy duty applications

Speedfusion Engine

  • Integrated along with the palm reader
  • Compact in size

Balance 380

  • Used as a core management router
  • Providing secure SpeedFusion network

MAX BR1 ENT

  • Instant automatic failover. 
  • Seamlessly switch between wire and cellular links as needed to keep connection stable and fast

24-port SD Switch

  • Simplified LAN management
  • Using InControl 2 cloud management to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and configure networks.

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