Soluciones biometricas para el deporte

Sport solutions

Sports Solutions: ASIS Project

XELIOS BIOMETRICS S.A. created ASIS (Automated Soccer Identification System), a Biometrics identification system specifically geared to soccer stadiums and sports venues of large capacity.

ASIS is a system able to:

  • Reduce fraud.
  • Avoid violent viewers access to the facilities.
  • Facilitate access to the spectator “legal”, thanks to the convenience of an act as simple as putting your finger on a sensor.
  • System interoperates with existing access control.
  • Enable the exchange of records between national and international club agencies, to be able to connect to its database

Implementation of real projects

Access control, Santiago Bernabéu stadium, Real Madrid

Previously, since mid-2008, the Bernabeu Real Madrid Soccer stadium incorporated the Xelios biometrics solution into the Santiago Bernabeu stadium as well as in the Valdebebas Sport Club.

Premier League Stadiums in Argentina

From November 2011, Xelios Biometrics is deploying this solution in all the Premier League Soccer Stadiums, after the signature of an agreement with Telecom Argentina, UTNFBA (National Technology University of the City of Buenos Aires) and AFA (Argentinian Football Association)

System Architecture: Centralized System

The ASIS system consists of a centralized database where all users’ records are kept (on the one hand their identification and secondly, the algorithm obtained by the fingerprint recognition) which establish user rights (Club, if a partner, entrance, door, fit, unfit …).

The central system is connected to different Enrollment Centers these are stations that capture the initial fingerprints. Once the data is collected, in the central DB the privileges and biometric fingerprint information is distributed to the biometric devices in the access doors via local servers of each stadium.

General Operation Diagram


Stadium Operation Diagram


An efficient and safe use of the fingerprint

The sensor performs a 3D image, minutiae or points of recognition are extracted and an identification algorithm is established though the minutiae that are stored in PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) format. This structure is the one used by the user to prove he is the one he claims to be.

Two authentication modes


Identification 1:N (Fingerprint)

The captured fingerprint is compared against database terminal 1:N (one/many). Depending on the license installed, the Terminal MA5XX can store 3000 users (2 fingerprints per user) in its local memory or 50 000 members divided into 5 databases of 10 000 users each. (Users per tern/windlass).


Verification 1:1 (Card plus fingerprint)

The captured fingerprint is compared against a reference fingerprint 1:1 (one/one). The minutiae of the user is stored in the DB or the local MA520. In this case the user identifier is used as a key to find the minutiae. The user ID can be sent via Wiegand, DataClock, typed or stored in a contact card (ISO14443 A&B).

System Benefits


Our sensors have a False Acceptance Rate (FAR) of 8.10, much higher than traditional physical media. The structure of the algorithms obtained in fingerprint recognition PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) ensures the security and treatment in identifications, allowing compliance with the Data Protection Laws. Thousands of large-scale projects and millions of users guarantee their use and performance.

  • Hinders and discourages resale of tickets
  • Avoid the concentration of bonds in one person
  • Denies access to persons not authorized by violence (and thus, reduces the penalties imposed on clubs for this reason)
  • Facilitates the identification of individuals even if they lack documentation
  • Identifies lost children, etc
  • Determines authorized access of the press, employees or subcontractors


Technological innovation is the most important source of change in market share among competing firms and the most common factor in the disappearance of the consolidated positions. It is well known the extent of fingerprint recognition in the daily lives of citizens, and forming part of the present and the immediate future.

The commitment to fingerprint recognition ensures innovation. As a marketing tool it will complement a renovated image of an new element and cutting edge technology such as fingerprint with the club.


The fingerprint provides unprecedented mobility. Since users are identified by the “what is” there is no longer a need for the use of physical elements that could be lost, copied, stolen or deprogrammed.


All sensors are adapted for easy positioning of the finger. They also allow reading at different angles. Recognition time is less than one second for guaranteeing access, this is a much higher ratio than other technologies.

Customer Loyalty

Thanks to the treatment of PKI we can establish a political loyalty and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with our customers. Thus, a user who is not a partner, but who usually purchases tickets, may also receive customized services (subscriber offering, merchandising, web services…) As a partner, you can be identified on the web for promotions or access to personal accounts, can be identified on events, voting, etc…

Access to facilities


Implementation of real projects:

Premier League Stadiums in Argentina

Following the successful pilot for enrollmet and physical access control carried out by the end of 2009 in the Stadium of the Club Atlético Colón (Santa Fe), in 2012 Xelios, Telecom Argentina, AFA and UTNFRBA signed an agreement for the deployment of the system in all the Premier League Stadiums.

Access control, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid

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