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Does Facial Recognition Technology Suddenly Ramp Up In Russia?

Apr. 12, 2021

From facial recognition surveillance cameras around the city to facial-payment system at metro station gates and supermarket checkouts, facial recognition technology seems rapidly taking root in Moscow. Does facial recognition technology suddenly ramp up in Russia?

Facial Recognition Technology In Russia?

In fact, early in 2018, Russian banks had already allowed the citizens of the Russian Federation to enjoy banking services remotely once they submit their biometric data. The authorities also hoped to make remotely public services accessible through biometric. Above all, the pandemic made increasingly Russians turn to contactless payment, which requires them to connect their biometric data with the bank account.


Against the backdrop, facial recognition technology and facial-payment technology gain rapid development in Russia. As we heard, Russia leading food retailer X5 group plans to introduce a facial recognition payment system at dozens of supermarket chains. Moscow Metro plans to implement contactless fare payment using facial recognition technology at all metro stations. The city is welcoming facial recognition technology more than ever.   


The new thing always comes with controversy and what we should do is to try our best to overcome difficulties and solve questions. With the mission of creating a colorful future life, Telpo developed a series of facial-payment devices that in line with the GDPR framework to protect people's face information.   

Facial Recognition Technology service kiosk In Russia

The self-checkout kiosk has a 3D structure face camera and thermal printer.

For the places (supermarket, restaurant, shopping mall, etc,) where people hope to achieve contactless payment, reduce queuing time and improve checkout efficiency, Telpo self-checkout kiosk K5 is a better choice.


In its 21.5-inch touchable screen, customers can clearly know the commodity or menu information and freely choose whatever they like. The 3D structure face camera and thermal printer allow it to pay with face within seconds and print the receipt once the transaction complete. Customers can achieve commodity selection, face payment and get the receipt on their own, which is conducive to improve checkout efficiency and reduce human contact.

Facial Recognition Technology terminal In Russia metro

Facial Recognition contactless terminal In Russia metro F10

For the places (station, bank, etc) where identity identification and contactless payment are required, Telpo facial recognition contactless terminal F10 would be the best choice.


Its face camera able to distinguish people's faces even wearing mask and will send data to a server to verify identification. Once matches are found, the system will display personal information and deduct the fares with their faces. Passengers need not buy a paper tickets or take the metro cards out of the pocket, they can seamlessly enter the metro and enjoy a convenient travel experience.


The authority advocacy, pandemic stimulation, and citizen attitude changed made Russia begin to embrace a facial recognition era. And with the further development of facial recognition technology, we might see more advanced facial recognition applications appear around the world.


Tag: facial recognition Russia, facial-payment technology, contactless payment, contactless fare payment, facial recognition contactless terminal 

Brief Introduction: Founded in 1999, Telpo is a worldwide first-rate smart terminal and solution provider. It mainly provides EFT-POS, cash registers, biometric devices, facial recognition machines, self-service kiosks, and bus validators. Telpo has served more than 1000 customers abroad, including government, banks, Telecom operators, police stations, Retail shops, and offices. Telpo adheres to R&D and innovation, aiming to provide more intelligent hardware for global partners.

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