According to Bundesdruckerei, the supplier of the system, anyone wishing to enter must first be accredited before they can receive their biometric ID card. This process involves a photograph to be taken of the visitor and authentication via an ID card or passport.
The photo and personal data are then printed onto the PVC card. Visitors also have to give fingerprints which are stored in a database for the duration of the Games.
From that point onwards, each time visitors want to enter the Deutsches Haus, they must have their cards read in a verification station at the entrance and have their live fingerprints taken. The live data is compared with the data stored. If they match, the visitor is admitted.
Bundesdruckerei already provided a similar system at the Deutsches Haus during the 2004 Summer Olympics in
Bundesdruckerei also claims that the enrolment process will be more user-friendly, avoiding the chances of long queues building up.