Vision-Box set to deploy automated border control system at Rio airport

June 23, 2016 - 

Vision-Box announced that the new automated border control (ABC) solution at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport is set to go live and by the end of the month.

Brazilian citizens will be able to use self-service ABC eGates to cross borders when arriving or departing from the airport.

Tom Jobim International Airport registered 17 million passengers in 2015.

Any Brazilian national above 18-years old, holding an electronic passport, will be able to cross immigration and emigration control through state-of-the-art ABC eGates that offer passport authenticity checks as well as facial biometric verification of passengers through an automated self-service process.

The advanced ABC solution developed by Vision-Box is based on self-service biometric eGates that validate the passengers’ passports and capture a live facial photo and compare the facial image stored in the chip of the passenger’s passport against the live one. In addition, the system is connected in real-time to the Federal Police SATI backend system that checks each transaction and guarantees that all passengers going through the process are not of interest.

“The conventional manual immigration control process usually takes some minutes per passenger,” said Leidivino Natal da Silva, Country Director of Vision-Box Brazil. “Vision-Box ABC eGates reduce passenger processing time to only a few seconds. That’s the necessary time to perform the appropriate validations and clear a legitimate passenger. vb i-match eGates combine a customer-centric design and a unique human-to-machine experience, which will help cut down waiting times and offer an empowering experience to passengers. Of course, the most reliable identification technology is there to support the Federal Police to ensure security procedures in the most efficient way.”

According to a statement from the company, a powerful common-use software platform is responsible for the orchestration of the border control infrastructure, passenger flow monitoring and metrics, privacy responsible data transfers and offers a real-time view of every traveler identification process. The Federal Police is able to remotely monitor every clearance process at the eGates and take immediate action in case of an exceptional situation.

Alexandre Villeroy, IT Manager of RIOgaleão commented: “RIOgaleão is becoming an international reference concerning operations, and access optimization is one of the many actions we have been pursuing in order to enhance passenger experience. We believe the rising passengers numbers is definitely a trend and we want to ensure that the airport is ready to optimize any demand with comfort and safety.”

Leidivino Natal added: “The adoption of automated immigration processes is the first step towards today’s vision of the digital airport, in which data is crucial for reaching high levels of security, efficiency and non-aviation revenue. Tom Jobim International Airport will be reaching this amazing milestone in June and we hope that our collaboration will expand the innovation to further passenger touchpoints, enlarging the potential of the orchestration platform to comprise managed services for airports, airlines and government, build powerful business intelligence and offering a superb end-to-end passenger-centric experience.”

Brazil’s Guarulhos and Viracopos airports previously adopted the self-service biometrics-based technology to modernize processes and streamline the passenger flow. More than 70% of the country’s immigration processes are now relying on Vision-Box integrated ABC solutions.

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