Identity management technology developer Vision-Box has completed the installation of a new the state-of-the-art border control solution at Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay.
The ‘Easy Airport’ solution incorporates a number of automated vb i-match eGates that provide passport authentication, background checks and biometric passenger verification, helping to expedite the arrivals process for travelers. The system is available for all Uruguayan citizens above the age of 18 and in possession of electronic identification documents. In the future, it is expected that Argentine passengers will also be able to use the system.
As part of the project, Vision-Box also installed new vb automated immigration control (AIC) desktops at the manned booths to assist border guards in identifying passengers. The traveler simply presents their face and fingerprints to the desktop, to be respectively matched with the travel document and the immigration backend system in order to be correctly identified.
Ricardo Cerri, chief technical officer at Puerta del Sur, the airport operator, said, “The new procedure will have a huge impact in streamlining the passenger journey at the airport, especially with the reduction of waiting times.
“We are expecting a reduction of transaction times per person in migratory procedures of around 65%, which is a direct benefit for the user of Easy Airport, but also for the users of manual booths, which will also be relieved from congestion. We are very happy to be able to offer our travelers more convenience, agility and efficiency while contributing in securing the border control in Uruguay.”
Jean-François Lennon, vice-president for global business development and sales of Vision-Box, said, “This solution is expected to grow even further toward a completely self-service integrated passenger experience, processing all passengers arriving or departing, connecting all entry and exit touch points.”