Vision-Box® to supply the Government of Latvia with nationwide deployment of biometric enrollment stations
Vision-Box® has been awarded the contract for delivery of automated biometric enrollment solutions to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia, thus confirming its leadership in the Baltics.
Lisbon, January 23, 2014 - It will soon be easier and quicker to obtain identification documents in Latvia. 171 new integrated biometric enrollment stations will be put in operation until June next year, at Latvian citizen registration facilities and embassies abroad, to improve processes related to the identity document issuance processes.
The new units will be used to capture the citizens' biometric data (face and fingerprint), as well as the signature, in the process of requesting or renewing an identity document, helping the issuing authorities guarantee a top quality enrollment of citizens. This innovative system will not only assure compliance to ICAO, NIST and other international standards in biometric data collection, but also improve the service provided: the enrollment solutions will speed up processes, reduce waiting times, and contribute with a pleasant experience to citizens, through intuitive and user-friendly interfaces, combined with quick proactive adjustments to each applicant, such as the automatic height adjustment of the capture device.
With a growing track record in the Baltic countries, having been responsible for the deployment of self-checkpoint eGates at Riga International Airport and of Automated Border Control eGates and self-service verification kiosks at Tallinn International Airport, in Estonia, Vision-Box® was the selected supplier for this massive deployment in Latvia, having fully met all of the customer's requirements with the vb e-pass® enrollment solutions' family.
In addition to the ergonomic design, user-centric interfaces, Plug&Play deployment processes, and a lot of innovative features, the Vision-Box® vb e-pass® solution portfolio is distinguishing for its diversity of form factors, addressing the challenges of the different contexts where citizen enrollment will take place. In fact, while the Latvian registration offices will be using easy-fit desktop units in their facilities, embassies abroad will use full-blown and robust self-service kiosks, to optimize the available space and resources. Mobile services, to which portability is a key word, will benefit from smaller and light-weighted "suitcase-type" integrated units, which can be quickly relocated according to the peaks of demand.
Miguel Leitmann, Vision-Box®´s Senior Vice-President, stated that: "This project confirms that, as far as identity management is concerned, one size doesn't fit all. For every enrollment scenario there's a solution addressing its specific needs, always providing the same level of quality in securing our clients' Identity Chain of Trust. Vision-Box is proud to understand and overcome our customers' challenges, meet their demands and be the company of reference in this market".
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 enrollment stations, document verification kiosks, digital document dispensers and personalization systems, ranging from portable and hand held biometric units through to smart biometric ABC eGates. From the enrollment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all solutions can be linked together through a powerful IT-platform.
Vision-Box® operates automated borders in more than 30 international airports and over 3000 electronic identity systems the world over.
Catarina Meleiro - Marketing & Communications