June 18, 2014 -
São Paulo International Airport is set to deploy automated biometric border control technology from Vision-Box.
Specifically, the airport is currently testing a new automated border control solution at a new terminal at the airport. The new gates are set to be fully integrated by the end of the year.
In August, Terminals 2 and 3 in Guarulhos will be equipped with the latest technology, which is said to streamline the flow of people and cut down on waiting times.
The new system will allow those passengers who are over 18 years old and have a Brazilian electronic passport to independently control their own immigration and emigration processes without having to deal with the Brazilian Federal Police.
The automated border control technology serves as an alternative to traditional passports, enabling the passenger to go directly to one of the eGates installed by Vision-Box. The passenger will only be allowed to pass if their passport is authentic, if they are the real passport holder, and if they are legally allowed to travel.
The technology verifies the authenticity of passenger’s identification documents, as well as uses facial recognition. The Federal Police will oversee the entire process, remotely, and will only step in if there are any abnormalities.
The vb i-match 5 e-Gates provide clear make automatic adjustments for each passenger, such as one’s height, and capturing their facial image according to international quality standards such as ICAO.
The whole process only takes a few seconds at most, facilitating a faster and less stressful traveling experience for passengers.
“Improving the passenger’s experience and the levels of security are priorities for the administration of the GRU Airport,” says the airport’s IT director, Luiz Ritzmann. “With the growth of demand recorded in the last decade in Brazil, the Airport infrastructure will increasingly require cutting-edge technology and optimized processes, which will streamline the flow of passengers in different areas (check-in, X-ray security, immigration and emigration control, customs and baggage claim). In this context, it is urgent to invest in the modernization of systems and equipment. And that’s what we are doing in Guarulhos.”