January 14, 2015 -
Vision-Box announced it has deployed its latest generation of Automated Border Control eGates at Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas International Airports to optimize passenger processing for its more than one and two million travelers per year.
The biometric upgrades to the airports are part of a contract co-financed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and EU, under Action 5 – ”Establishing automated border control for EU citizens”, Annual Program 2012-2013 of the External Borders Fund.
As a result, all passengers with electronic machine-readable travel documents, citizens of EU, EEA and Switzerland over 18 years are able to use Vision-Box’s ABC eGates in both airports.
“Vision-Box vb i-match 5 offers a complete passenger experience package,” said Jean-François Lennon, director of global business development, sales and marketing at Vision-Box, ”combining intuitive and user-friendly interfaces with instructional animations and quick proactive adjustments to each traveler, which will make security processes less time-consuming and the Bulgarian Airports more welcoming and attractive for travelers. Everyone benefits!”
In addition to improving the overall passenger experience, Vision-Box’s ABC eGates enables Border Control authorities at the two airports now have real-time access to all processes happening at the eGates using a fully integrated software platform.
The Border Control authorities only need to intervene in the event that the eGates detect any issue, such as a fraudulent passport.
Vision-Box’s single-sourced ABC solution ultimately helps to reduce errors, accurately assess security risks and effectively monitors all passengers who enter and exit the country.
The Bulgarian airports plan to add fingerprint recognition capabilities to complement the eGates’ facial verification, which will make it the first multimodal biometric solution implemented in the Balkans.
Additionally, Burgas Airport will add more eGates to expedite passenger processing during 2015.