Vision-Box deploys biometric eGates at Lisbon International Airport

November 7, 2013 - 

Vision-Box has announced that it has set up biometric Automated Border Control eGates at the Lisbon International Airport.

In particular, the gates that have been deployed are the company’s vb i-match 5, which can process the Portuguese ePassports as well as the Portuguese National Citizen Card and holders of diplomatic or special passports as part of recently implemented pilot projects for Brazilian and Angolan nationals.

To verify the identity of users passing through the gates, vb i-match 5 uses biometrics, including iris, fingerprint and facial recognition.

This particular gate design has been in production since 2007.

“Today, as in 2007, Portugal continues in the forefront of automated border control and Vision-Box is delighted to continue to support SEF and have a positive impact in keeping Portuguese borders safe while at the same time providing a good passenger experience,” Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box said.

Reported previously, Vision-Box also recently deployed eGates at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar.

Earlier this year, Vision-Box launched what it was calling a ‘biometric periscope,’ for long distance capture of face and iris in self-service eGates. The device is capable of capturing biometrics from a distance of 1 metre.

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