This year in Russia can earn vending machines selling SIM cards. The device, which will be engaged in the largest Russian cellular operators, referred to as “semicomatose”. The machine scans the passport of the user, and the built-in camera compares the photo with the face of a potential client. In Europe already use such devices. For example, SIM cards in this way sells Swedish operator Comviq.
The first operator that uses emcomat can become MTS, Vedomosti reports.
MTS expects this year to install the first emcomat with a facial recognition system, refer to “Vedomosti” a representative of the operator Alexei Merkulova. The company already has about 30 machines. However, biometric identification, they do not support. Therefore, the SIM card they can buy only those who have already registered your passport in the MTS, he said.
The company “MegaFon” said that the installation of Shimamoto will reduce costs and contribute to improving the distribution network in remote and popular places. The idea of installing these devices supported and “VimpelCom” (“Beeline”).