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Fujitsu-developed border control information goes live in Estonia

The new system is currently in use in all Estonian external border crossing points open to international traffic.

Tallinn, maaliskuu 27, 2015 Fujitsu Estonia LTD in collaboration with PPA (Police and Border Guard) and SMIT (Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Centre) recently implemented of the newly developed border control information system on the European Union’s border.

The new system is currently in use in all Estonian external border crossing points open to international traffic. The transition to the new system took place gradually, the final area to implement the new system being Estonia’s eastern border, which has the highest activity.

Fujitsu Estonia’s Project Manager Lembe Käärmann offers high praise to the software development team and the cooperation with SMIT; this large and complex information system will ensure sustainability of the contemporary level of border control for the coming years.

According to Virgo Riispap, Deputy Director of Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Centre (SMIT), the new solution increases Estonia’s internal security, because the new system makes queries into different information systems three times faster and more effectively than before.

“We had to solve a difficult task – during a brief 30 second identity check, the system will have to access extensive Estonian and international information databases. This is to enable the border guard to make their decisions with the maximum amount of information available. The new system also reduces the amount of manually entered data,” stated Riispapp.

The development of the Border Guard’s information system was co-funded by the European Union through the External Borders Fund.

Fujitsu Estonia LTD is a leading global provider of IT services and products, with more than 250 employees. Fujitsu’s goal is to be the partner of its customers in achieving their goals by providing them with a wide range of innovative software, hardware and IT infrastructure solutions. Last year 68% of the company's turnover was from exports. 

Fujitsu Estonia LTD is part of the Fujitsu corporation, which has more than 170 000 employees in over 100 countries, making it one of the world’s five largest IT service providers.

Further information: 
Fujitsu Estonia
Ülle Kivirähk, Director of Marketing
ulle.kivirahk (at) ee.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

Date: 27 maaliskuu, 2015
City: Tallinn