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 ABC eGates, initially at Dublin Airport’s port of entry, immediately places Ireland at the forefront of countries creating more secure borders through the use of innovative and reliable biometric border control technology,” Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box, said. “However, automated border control is just a first step in modernizing the Irish borders. This framework agreement with INIS strengthened our commitment to work collaboratively in more cutting-edge initiatives toward tight security, efficient border control operations and seamless travel.”
The full deployment of the biometric solution will now add a visible clearance option for passengers with eligible e-passports or the Irish Passport Identification Cards.
Vision-Box’s vb i-match ABC eGates will read and authenticate both e-passports and Irish Passport Identification Cards, as well as ensure that only authenticated passengers cross the border.
The ABC eGates are equipped with the best-in-class biometric facial capture and matching technology, providing a strong biometric border security infrastructure and nearly a 100 percent biometric accuracy rate through passenger identity verification.
In addition, the use of eGates combined with a faster processing capability will add capacity to the airport to deliver a more seamless passenger experience.
“The introduction of the eGates will greatly enhance immigration controls and border security, while at the same time providing an improved passenger experience through the immigration process,” Charlie Flanagan, Ireland’s minister for justice and equality, said.
Last month, Vision-Box unveiled Seamless Totem, a new multi-context facial recognition technology designed to improve passenger identification and homeland security.