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

Acuity report shows border security concerns driving biometrics adoption

Acuity Market Intelligence emphasized that ongoing concerns about national security are driving border authorities to continue the adoption of biometric and digital identification based automation, including the deloypment of airport eGates and kiosks. “As the Trump administration doubles down on immigration restrictions and promises of ‘extreme vetting,’ the reality is that biometrics are used to scrutinize millions of international travelers across the globe every day,” said Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence. “Digital identification technology, including biometrics, allow immigration

Italy’s fastest-growing airport introduces SITA ABC gates to expedite immigration

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport has introduced SITA’s self-serve automated border control gates to speed up the immigration process for passengers from the European Union who hold a biometric passport. Last year Bologna Airport was the fastest-growing airport among Italy’s 15 busiest, processing more than seven million passengers. Deploying ABC gates will make the immigration process on arrival more efficient and will allow the airport to accommodate more passengers during peak periods. The SITA iBorders BorderAutomation ABCGates use facial recognition technology