Norway deploys self-service passport verification at Oslo Gardermoen Airport for a more efficient border control
Vision-Box® S.A., leader in automated border control equipment, designed, developed and manufactured ABC eGates for the Norwegian National Police Directorate and supported their deployment at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is prime contractor in this project.
In the first phase the ABC eGates are to be used by Norwegian nationals only and will allow faster passport and biometric verification, thus reducing the waiting time at the border control and resulting in an improved traveler experience.
The units deployed are similar to other eGates already in production in Finland, the UK and Portugal, among other countries, and operate in two stages. First, the eGate scans the passport and after a positive validation the traveler enters the gate where an image is captured for facial recognition. Only after this process is concluded does the eGate open, allowing the traveler to continue their journey.
The entire process is remotely monitored by border guards through the vb inspector® application, which allows them to intervene at any time.
vb i-match® is the first eGate of its kind to be single sourced, designed with the traveler experience in mind and support validation of all types of documents. vb i-match® is a multimodal eGate supporting finger, facial and iris recognition and it has been deployed in more than 30 international airports worldwide for border control, security check-points and self-boarding.
Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box ® SA declared that the “integrated offer combining the vb i-match® eGate and vb inspector as part of vb i-shield®, a powerful Unified Identity Management platform, allows the consolidation of the border crossing information thus providing analytical insight and decision making support to the border guards and the airport”.
About Vision-Box ® SA:
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of and electronic identity solutions and automated border control systems that use ICAO compliant standards.
Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box delivers for governments and issuing authorities solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks, digital document dispensers and personalization systems.
The border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and Immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing different business scenarios, namely security check-points, self-boarding and automated border control smart biometric eGates.
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 over 3.000 electronic identity systems across the globe.