Lisbon, Portugal (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
The Automated Border Control eGates are divided between arrivals and departures and feature an integrated two-step border control process where verification of the travel document is performed first, while the traveller is still outside the eGate, and then once inside the eGate, facial recognition takes place. If all validations are successful, the passengers are allowed to continue their journey.
In addition to electronic passport verification, the ABC eGates are also able to process the Portuguese National Citizen Card and the non-electronic passport, in conjunction with pilot projects implemented for Brazilian and Angolan nationals, holders of Diplomatic or Special Passports.
The Portuguese ABC eGates project, designated by the name RAPID, has been in production since 2007 and today is still a worldwide pioneer; marking an important milestone and serving as a reference for other nations which chose to implement similar projects.
vb i-match® 5 is the award-winning multimodal ABC eGate developed by Vision-Box and fully supporting iris, fingerprint and facial recognition biometrics. vb i-match® 5 is the first of its kind to be single sourced, designed with the traveler experience in mind and supporting validation of all types of documents.
Modular and flexible, vb i-match® 5 uses proven biometric technologies and enables a fast and positive experience for travelers, while meeting the most demanding industry standards.
According to Manuel Palos, National Director of SEF (the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service), “The new ABC eGates will allow us to optimize and streamline the border crossing process while maintaining the same level of security and border integrity."
Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box® S.A., highlights that “today, as in 2007, Portugal continues in the forefront of automated border control and Vision-Box is delighted to continue to support SEF and have a positive impact in keeping Portuguese borders safe while at the same time providing a good passenger experience.”
About Vision-Box ® SA:
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO compliant standards.
The border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios, namely security check-points and self-boarding and automated border control smart biometric eGates.
Every second, millions of images are being captured and processed by Vision-Box systems, installed right at the heart of the most prestigious organisations, who trust our biometric identity and digital video management solutions for their critical applications.
Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box® delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers through to personalization systems.
From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products are linked together through a powerful IT-platform, vb i-shield®. Vision-Box’s vb i-shield®, which enables the implementation of an advanced border management system, also integrates with advanced digital video management solutions, intelligent biometric and biographic search engines and danger management functionalities.
Vision-Box® operates automated borders in more than 30 international airports and has over 3.000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.
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