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Hamad International Airport (HIA) is the main airport serving Qatar. It is located in the capital city of Doha and is a hub for Qatar Airways, the national carrier. HIA is one of the busiest airports in the world, handling over 50 million passengers annually. HIA is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, which include a world-class duty-free shopping area, a luxurious spa, and a swimming pool. The airport also has its own Qatar Airways Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts and memorabilia from the airline's history. In terms of passenger satisfaction, HIA consistently ranks among the best airports in the world. In 2019, it was named the "World's Best Airport" by the Airports Council International.


The HIA stepped up security by implementing an access control system that uses badge readers, biometric fingerprint readers, and is integrated with their management system.


TBS developed a module to parse biometric fingerprint data in WSQ format, and also created a Swagger Interface to accommodate this integration.


TBS biometric fingerprint readers are installed on dual height pedestals at all HIA access control point gates to accurately identify individuals by their unique fingerprints.

Project description

The new system is integrated with their existing management

The new access control system from Nedap & TBS is the perfect solution for the needs of Hamad International Airport. The new system is integrated with their existing management system. As soon as a badge is printed by their management system all cardholder data is automatically pushed to the new Nedap/TBS solution. The new Swagger Interface makes it easy to accommodate this integration, and the module - also newly developed – to parse the biometric fingerprint data ensures that all data is accurately transferred.


When security matters

The customer chose TBS because of TBS’s reputation for providing high-quality products and excellent customer service. The customer was also impressed with the TBS 2D+HD biometric fingerprint readers, which were installed on dual height pedestals at all HIA Access Control Point Gates. The readers were integrated with Nedap ACS controllers and provided the perfect solution for the customer's needs. The design, installation and challenging high-quality integration were implemented by the systems integrator Lysys Qatar W.L.L.


Quality you can count on

The customer chose TBS because of its product's quality and ability to develop the required components to fulfil the integration requirements. TBS stood out from the competition because it was the only one with a high-quality solution



2D IRON has been designed to withstand both rough treatment and extreme environments. It features a multispectral 2D+ sensor within resilient waterproof housing, to deliver dependable identification in any situation. This robust fingerprint sensor will provide the user with a sense of comfort and reliability. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, it can withstand harsh environmental conditions to deliver superior identification performance wherever you need it. 



The multispectral sensor is able to precisely identify up to 20,000 different fingerprints quickly, reliably and regardless of finger condition (dirty, dusty or oily).



Excellent liveness detection, configurable at three threshold levels, further increases security. It is ideal for high-security access control applications.



The 2D TOUCH family uses a common biometric template, so you only have to enroll once. 2D IRON is the family champion, delivering the highest grade of security and user comfort.




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About our partner

NEDAP, headquartered in Groenlo, the Netherlands, is a global technology company at the forefront of providing innovative solutions across diverse sectors. With a history dating back to 1929, NEDAP has evolved into a leader in creating intelligent systems that enhance efficiency, security, and sustainability.


In the field of security, NEDAP offers sophisticated access control systems, vehicle identification solutions, and other security-related technologies designed to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses and institutions.


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Hamad International Airport

Doha, Qatar

1Q 2022

High-quality solution and the ability to develop the required components to fulfil the integration requirements.

2D IRON HD - biometric fingerprint readers

TBS developed a module parse fingerprint data and created a Swagger interface.

Access Control System



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