Biometric information used for Tourism

Tourism | Connectivity

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

Due to T.O.M.S International’s specialization, they had high standards for their network solution. To begin with, it needed to reliably connect boarding gate terminals, ships at sea, and data centers on land to each other. It also must be capable of handling large amounts of data while ensuring reliability. This is because it is vital to the safety of tourists and for the smooth management of tour operators.

Solution

T.O.M.S International deployed Peplink technology in order to ensure unbreakable connectivity and to achieve zero packet loss. They deployed HD2 IP67s onto ships because of its weather proof casing and its two meter tall antenna add-ons. 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. In order to handle the high bandwidth demands, their core management router is made up of a Balance 580 along with a 24-port SD switch as the network switches. Moreover, a MAX BR1 ENTs is added for 4G failover to ensure reliable connectivity.

Another crucial part of the project was to include portable consoles. Therefore, inside each console was a palm reader and a SpeedFusion Engine. These consoles were then connected to a MAX Transit Duo which was situated inside of the kiosk. This then enabled the palm reader to use information from the console (via SFE) to check in passengers.

Result

As a result, they were 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 rerouted 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 remotely control, monitor, and troubleshoot connectivity issues using Peplink’s cloud based network management, InControl.

T.O.M.S International was able to successfully use Peplink technology to enable palm recognition for maritime use. Due to this, they are able to prove the usefulness of Fijitsu’s palm recognition in future maritime deployments.

Deployment

Pepwave MAX Transit Duo. Dual LTE-A Pro Router ideal for transportation deployments.
MAX Transit Duo
  • Placed in the kiosk 
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band Wi-Fi thus reducing Wi-Fi congestion and interference
Pepwave MAX HD2 IP67. Dual 4G/3G LTE Mobile Outdoor Router.
HD2 IP67
  • Placed at the vessel
  • Dual cellular allowed bandwidth bonding
  • IP67 enclosure stands up to heavy duty applications
Pepwave SpeedFusion Engine. Industry’s smallest SD-WAN platform
Speedfusion Engine
  • Integrated along with the palm reader
  • Compact in size
Peplink Balance 380. Rock-Solid Performanced Router with 3 WAN Connections.
Balance 380
  • Used as a core management router
  • Providing secure SpeedFusion network
Pepwave MAX BR1 ENT.  LTE Highspeed Broadband Router.
MAX BR1 ENT
  • Instant automatic failover. 
  • Seamlessly switch between wire and cellular links as needed to keep connection stable and fast
Peplink 24-Port AC SD Switch. PoE enabled switch with 24 Gigabit ports & 2 SFP ports for enterprise environments.
24-port SD Switch
  • Simplified LAN management
  • Using InControl 2 cloud management to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and configure networks.