ABC eGates close to completion at Tom Jobim International in Rio

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Passengers traveling through Terminal 2 (T2) at RIOgaleāo–Tom Jobim International Airport in Brazil will soon be able to make use of a new biometric border control solution to help expedite the immigration process.

Implemented by Vision-Box, a developer of electronic identity and security systems, the new automated border control (ABC) eGates will enable Brazilian nationals to use their e-passport to cross immigration and emigration control without having to deal with a border control officer. The new eGates will offer passport authenticity checks as well as facial biometric verification of passengers through an automated self-service process.

The new ABC solution works by comparing the facial image stored in the chip of the passenger’s passport against the live one, to make sure that they are the genuine owner of the document. In addition, the system is connected in real time to the Federal Police SATI back-end system that checks each transaction and guarantees that passengers undertaking the process are not of interest to the authorities.

Leidivino Natal da Silva, country director of Vision-Box Brazil, said, “The conventional manual immigration control process usually takes some minutes per passenger. Vision-Box ABC eGates reduce the passenger processing time to only a few seconds. That’s the necessary time to perform the appropriate validations and clear a legitimate passenger.

Why keep passengers waiting in line, if technology can give us a hand? The vb i-match eGates combine a customer-centric design and a unique human-to-machine experience, which will help cut down waiting times and offer an empowering experience to passengers. Of course, the most reliable identification technology is there to support the Federal Police to ensure security procedures in the most efficient way.

“The adoption of automated immigration processes is the first step toward today’s vision of the digital airport, in which data is crucial for reaching high levels of security, efficiency and non-aviation revenue,” concluded da Silva.

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