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Unisys Provides CBP with Scanning Tech at Busiest U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing; Steve Soroka Comments

UnisysUnisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection to deploy a pedestrian crossing technology intended to help the agency secure traveler passage through the U.S.-Mexico border.

The kiosk-based radio frequency identification system installed at the San Ysidro, Calif.,  border crossing works to scan pedestrian documents as travelers wait for CBP officers to process their passage as part of the Land Border Integration program, Unisys said Thursday.

San Ysidro is the world’s busiest land border crossing with 25, 000 travelers passing through each day, according to Unisys.

“The new pedestrian crossing system at San Ysidro is living proof that the smart application of technology can both improve security and enhance convenience for travelers, ” said Steve Soroka, group vice president of homeland security at Unisys Federal Systems.

The technology is the eighth pedestrian identification tool Unisys implemented under the LBI contract, which was first awarded in 2010.

CBP and Unisys deployed the first re-engineered pedestrian crossing technology at El Paso, Texas, in 2011 before implementing the system in other locations to process traveler passage.

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