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Daon provides APC kiosks for U.S. pre-clearance in Dublin Airport


Biometrics authentication and identity solutions provider Daon announced it has delivered automated passport control kiosks to Dublin Airport in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pre-Clearance program.

The expedited procedure enables passengers flying to the United States to be processed for US immigration and customs while still in Dublin, as well as access a wider range of domestic airport terminals and domestic airports in the US.

Through an international tendering process, Daon was selected to supply, install, commission and maintain automated passport control (APC) kiosks and their associated services and equipment in the US Pre-Clearance facility in Dublin Airport.

The APC kiosks cut down on passenger processing time to facilitate the processing of more passengers and enable the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to provide more flights to the US.

The company completed its initial delivery in December, followed by the delivery of additional kiosks in advance of an expanded summer schedule.

Working with its strategic aviation partner GCR Inc., Daon sourced the APC kiosks and leveraged GCR’s expertise from multiple US airport technology implementations to best meet the needs of Dublin Airport.

“We are proud that Daon and our partner GCR were selected for this multi-year engagement with Dublin Airport,” said Tom Grissen, CEO at Daon. “The kiosks have processed hundreds of thousands of passengers already while reducing individual passenger clearance times to minutes. Dublin Airport has been able to successfully manage the overall wait at peak times of departure and Daon looks forward to a continued engagement with the airport as its business grows.”

Dublin Airport is the only capital city airport in Europe that offers US-bound passengers the ability to pre-clear all US customs, immigration and agriculture checks prior to departure.

Previously reported, Daon announced that one of its customers, USAA, has reached a milestone of processing 1 million mobile biometric enrollments.

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