Japan selects Panasonic facial recognition tech for border security

Panasonic’s facial recognition gate has been chosen by Japan’s Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice to streamline immigration procedures at a major Japanese airport. Three Panasonic facial recognition gates have been operating at Tokyo International Airport’s immigration control Since October 18, 2017 to assist the immigration examination of Japanese travelers returning home. The system compares photographic data of the traveler’s face in the IC chip embedded in the person’s passport with a photo taken at the facial recognition gate

Vision-Box to deploy 20 biometric eGates at Dublin Airport

Vision-Box has been awarded a contract from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) to deploy 20 biometric ABC eGates at Dublin Airport, according to a report by PassengerTerminalToday.com. Following an open tender competition, Vision-Box was selected to install 10 eGates at Dublin Airport Terminal 1 (T1) and 10 eGates at Terminal 2 (T2), in addition to supporting solutions. Vision-Box had previously implemented a successful three-year pilot at Dublin Airport using its vb i-match ABC eGate solution. “The adoption of

Veridos commissioned to install ten eGates at Luxembourg Airport

Veridos has been commissioned by the Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg to install ten eGates for automated border control at Luxembourg international airport. Integrating eGates for departure and arrival is part of the ongoing expansion of the airport and are expected to be in use by 2018. The solution verifies identities within just 18 seconds and is expected to lead to a reduction in waiting times. “We are delighted to be able to support Luxembourg with the most modern border control technology

Border Security 2018

Border Security 2018 February 21-22, 2018 Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy SMi Group at proud to announce the 11th Annual Border Security conference and exhibition which will convene on the 21st-22nd February 2018 in Rome, Italy. With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, Border Security is at the forefront of planning for nations around the world. This year’s event will bring together senior border security experts from around the globe to

Dublin Airport to install 20 new Vision-Box biometric eGates this year

Dublin Airport is planning to install 20 of Vision-Box’s biometric ‘eGates’ at both Terminal One and Terminal Two — 10 E-Gates each — before the end of the year, according to a report by The Irish Sun. The move comes a few months after the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) revealed it is looking to increase use of its CCTV cameras to monitor passengers in real time in an effort to improve security and safety. Irish citizens and travelers from other

Vision-Box to supply automated biometric control solution to Australian airports

Vision-Box has won a major tender agreement from the Australian federal government worth around $22.7 million for the provision of automated biometric contactless traveler’ clearance process technology for Australia’s airports, according to a report by ARN. The government valued the three-year contract, which runs from June 26 to June 25, 2020, at $22.5 million, however, tender documents state that the deal is worth $22.7 million. Under the agreement, Vision-Box’s local division will deliver upgraded biometric technology, enabling the Department of

Cognitec facial recognition technology featured in ABC gates at Venice Airport

Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS-Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The eGate implementation project was delivered by airport IT provider and system integrator N-Aitec following the airport’s decision to facilitate expedited border control checks at the international terminal. As the traveler enters the eGate, FaceVACS-Entry detects the person’s face, adjusts the position of the cameras according to the person’s height and then captures best-quality images that guarantee high verification accuracy. The software verifies

Vision-Box implements biometric border control solution at Jakarta airport

Working with the Indonesian immigration authority, Vision-Box has installed an advanced biometric automated border control infrastructure system at Soerkarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Located in the airport’s new terminal 3, the Vision-Box biometric border control solution comprises of 32 vb i-match Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates for eligible Indonesian nationals self-service border clearance and 10 vb e-pass portable biometric suitcases to facilitate improved mobility in passenger clearance. In addition, the system includes 32 individual fingerprint and passport scanners

Safran Identity & Security’s biometric kiosks undergoing testing at Christchurch Airport

Safran Identity & Security announced that New Zealand Customs is testing the company’s automated border control solution for families traveling together, on departures at Christchurch Airport. The family processing solution extends the automated border control capability of the familiar eGates to families, groups and assisted travellers. Until now, families with children under the age of 12 and assisted travellers were unable to use automated eGates and therefore had to use manual booth for customs and immigration checks. “It’s wonderful that

Eurostar pilots biometric border control solution at French rail station

In an effort to maximize the speed and efficiency of the immigration clearance process for passengers travelling from the UK into continental Europe and the Schengen zone, Eurostar selected Vision-Box to deploy a facial recognition-based automated border control solution at St Pancras International rail station, located at the French border. The Vision-Box’s vb i-match ABC eGates solution has been deployed for use by all passengers from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland over 18 years old and holding a valid