Smart Engines is supplying its optical character recognition (OCR) technology to HT.KZ, a leading travel agency in Kazakhstan, to facilitate border control checks.
HT.KZ has deployed Smart Engines’ on-premise GreenOCR solution for scanning biometric passports as part of its tour-booking system to make it faster and more convenient, according to the company announcement, by replacing manual entry of passport data.
The low-power, environmentally-friendly scans take less than a second, Smart Engines says. The agency’s booking system uses a server-side implementation of the ID-scanning technology.
“The booking system plays an important role in the work of a modern travel agency and the opportunities that it offers to the company’s employees and customers. And, of course, the key issue is the application of innovative practices that can bring the service to a qualitatively new level. Smart Engines technologies provide OCR of high accuracy and open up new opportunities for optimizing our business processes.”
Smart Engines’ OCR technology is in use at HT.KZ’s offices in Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Petropavlovsk.
The company’s passport-scanning OCR was also deployed recently at an airport in Moscow.