ANA Airports of Portugal, SA and Vision-Box® SA enter partnership to implement smart access control solutions at Lisbon Airport.
Lisbon, 16-01-2013 - ANA Airports of Portugal, SA and Vision-Box ® SA, the world leader in biometric eGate solutions, installed boarding eGates in Terminal 1 at Lisbon Airport, to validate passenger access to the Departure Lounge. This new service is operational and available to all passengers since December 21st, 2012.
Vision-Box’s innovative vb i-match® check-point gates will enable faster and automated processing of passengers, by validating their boarding pass, whatever the format used - paper or electronic (smartphone / PDA).
This new concept, currently in its pilot phase, will enable a more expedite self-service process at the airport’s checkpoints, opening the way to increased passenger flow, more control and a much better traveler experience.
According to João Nunes, Director of Lisbon Airport, "This partnership allows ANA to offer the most advanced technologies in the implementation of self-service solutions for passengers in complete alignment with the IATA TRAVEL FAST program, which is also supported by the ACI." João Nunes adds "this is a project executed in Portugal, by Portuguese companies."
For Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box ® SA "Once again Lisbon Airport and ANA differentiate themselves from other international airports by investing in innovation and the best of breed solutions in the market, offering passengers unique and innovative solutions. This project also demonstrates the suitability of our border control eGates for other processes within the airport such as access control, security checkpoints and boarding”.
Since 2006 more than 300 vb i-match® eGates have been installed in more than 30 international airports.
About Vision-Box® S.A.
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of automated border control systems and electronic identity solutions that use ICAO compliant standards. The product portfolio ranges from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks, digital document dispensers and personalization systems, ranging from portable and hand held biometric units through to smart biometric ABC eGates, security check-point and self-boarding gates. From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products can be 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 over 3.000 electronic identity systems in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
For more information please visit www.vision-box.com
T: +351 912360545
About ANA Aeroportos de Portugal
The ANA Group is a solid Portuguese business group responsible for the management of airports in Mainland Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and the Beja civilian terminal), in the Azores (Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria) and the Autonomous Regions of Madeira (Madeira and Porto Santo). With traffic approaching 27.6 million passengers in 2011, the airports managed by ANA serve about 80 scheduled airlines, connecting the regions of Portugal to 160 destinations worldwide.
ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Rui S. de Oliveira
Rua D Edifício 120 - Aeroporto de Lisboa
1700-008 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel (351) 218 413 500 (ext. 24849)
Fax (351) 218 445 134