Vision-Box deploys smart, self-boarding gates at Riga International

November 14, 2012 - 

Vision-Box has completed the installation of self-boarding gates at Riga International Airport, allowing passengers to self-manage a large part of the always-tedious boarding process.

These new boarding gates are based on the ABC eGate from Vision-Box and are equipped with iris, fingerprint and facial recognition technologies to validate passenger identities and process passenger information before admitting them through the border. These new gates can process both a printed boarding pass as well as a digital boarding pass displayed on a smartphone.

“This project enabled us to provide a better service to those visiting us and at the same time improve the overall airport operational efficiency and passenger flow. In the first day of operation the self-boarding gates served more than 1,000 passengers and the objective is for this number to continue to rise,” Raimonds Arājs, IT Director of the Riga International Airport said.

A Portuguese company specializing in automated border control systems and electronic identity solutions, Vision-Box has implemented eGates at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and has recently announced the gates have processed nearly 1 million passengers. According to Vision-Box, the company is on track to reach that milestone this December.

Have you boarded a plane using an automated system? How do you find it compares to being processed by a human?

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