Use of automated border control kiosks increases by 71 percent CAGR over four years

The number of digital identification and biometrics-based border control kiosks in use has increased by 71 percent CAGR over the last four years to 2283 kiosks deployed across 71 installations in 59 global ports of entry, according to the latest report by Acuity Market Intelligence. The tally includes Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK) at international airports and cruise terminals. “As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up

YVR expands line of BorderXpress kiosks to meet Canadian border requirements

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has expanded its line of self-serve border control solutions, BorderXpress, to meet the requirements of Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) new Primary Inspection Kiosk (PIK) program. The move comes a month after reports that major Canadian airports would be implementing facial recognition technology in the coming months as part of CBSA’s new traveller screening program. The PIK program expands the use of border kiosks at Canadian airports, as well as provides new self-service options to a

Port Everglades cruise terminal pilots BorderXpress APC kiosks

In an effort to increase cruise passenger processing rates into the U.S. following a cruise, Port Everglades and its cruise line partners, in collaboration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Vancouver Airport Authority, unveiled two BorderXpress automated passport control (APC) kiosks at the Port Everglades terminal in Broward County, Florida. During the three-month pilot program travelers using BorderXpress can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the CBP processing area at Port Everglades, follow the on-screen instructions

Oakland International Airport installs BorderXpress APC kiosks

In an effort to improve efficiency for its international travelers, the Oakland International Airport has installed eight new BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks. The self-serve APC kiosks accept passports from approved countries, helping to expedite the border clearance process which results in shorter waits, fewer missed connections, and cost and space savings for the airport. This technology was developed by Innovative Travel Solutions, an independent business unit within Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with more than eight years of experience

YVR’s BorderXpress named CAPA airport innovation of the year

CAPA Centre for Aviation announced at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Helsinki, Finland that it has named Vancouver Airport Authority’s BorderXpress self-service border solution the 2015 Airport Innovation of the Year. The annual Aviation Awards of Excellence recognizes airlines and airports that demonstrate strategic industry leadership amidst changing industry conditions. Award candidates are shortlisted by the CAPA team of analysts and aviation partners, and then reviewed by a panel of judges. A new category for 2015, the airport innovation

Biometrics and law enforcement, new SIBA CEO, identity as a service and more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. SIBA appoints new CEO In what is arguably one of the biggest biometrics stories this week, Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) appointed former Raytheon executive Michael T. Dougherty as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Law enforcement The FBI has recently expanded its biometrics programs with two major developments that will reportedly impact Americans on a day to day level more than

BorderXpress APC kiosks to include facial recognition technology

Vancouver Airport Authority announced that its BorderXpress kiosks in use at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) have expanded its visa processing capabilities and will soon introduce a new facial recognition technology feature. The BorderXpress kiosks are now able to process visa-carrying travelers including business or tourist visa holders, Mexican travelers with border crossing cards and foreign airline crew members. As part of the final phase of the APC rollout, this latest upgrade increases eligibility from U.S. and Canadian passport holders, U.S.

Portland airport installs BorderXpress automated passport control kiosks

Portland International Airport has installed eight BorderXpress Automated Passport Control kiosks in the PDX International Arrivals Hall, which effectively reduce waiting times by 25 to 40 percent. Operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the self-service kiosks do not require any pre-registration and are free to use. On May 20, the airport began testing the BorderXpress kiosks, which were developed by Vancouver International Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions unit. “The new Automated Passport Control kiosks will further our goal of providing