January 27, 2014 -
Vision-Box has delivered and integrated 35 document readers for manual border control to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service.
According to the company, the Lisbon Airport now has integrated both manual and automated border control systems, under the same platform. In addition to the already-in-production 24 automated border control eGates, the new document readers will be used by border guards at the airport. Under the new process, the manual border control’s booths, equipped with the new document readers, will be able to receive transferals from the eGates.
“Advantages gained by this approach in terms of providing travelers with a more positive experience and border guards to have more control over both the manual and automated border control process in an aggregated way, using the same interfaces and reporting console,” Miguel Leitmann, SVP at Vision-Box said. “There is an increasing demand for this type of integration and many of our customers are moving towards this direction; first unifying the airport operations and then expanding the same framework to all entry/exit points including seaports and land borders.”
Reported previously in BIometricUpdate.com, Vision-Box has also recently been awarded a contract to deliver automated biometric enrollment solutions to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia.
The company also recently opened a new office in Sao Paulo, consolidating its Latin American operations.