January 23, 2017 -
A joint initiative of Princess Juliana International Airport N.V., Immigration and Border Protection Services, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) and Vision-Box to reinvent and modernize the airport has entered phase two with the launch of Vision-Box biometric Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates.
The vb i-match ABC eGates join the already existing vb i-match security checkpoint eGates installed in the first phase of the project and together, streamline the identification processes for departing passengers, when entering airside and clearing immigration. At the eGate, passengers scan their ePassport, where facial biometric information from the e-chip is scanned and matched with a live facial image capture of the passenger.
Each passenger transaction is monitored by an immigration officer using vb inspector, a monitoring system that provides immediate information on each passenger’s identity and transaction status, detects identity fraud, leverages biometric and biographic information during real-time checks of intelligence and criminal databases, and instantly alerts border officers in case of an emergency.
Jean-François Lennon, VP for Global Business Development & Sales of Vision-Box commented, “The identification of travelers in advance will allow for effective situational awareness, for the detection of potential risk situations and for the activation of preventive measures, as well as offer a range of opportunities to leverage data, in a privacy-responsible matter, towards more secure, agile, and efficient processes.”