Unified manual and automated border control processes at Lisbon Airport
Vision-Box® closes the border control loop by unifying the manual and automated border control processes at Lisbon Airport
Lisbon, 27 January 2014 - Vision-Box®, leader in automated border control systems and electronic identity solutions, has delivered and integrated 35 document readers for manual border control, to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF).
Lisbon Airport, under the close collaboration and control of SEF (Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service), has been pioneer in implementing modern border control systems, after its introduction of the first facial recognition ABC e-Gates in Europe, in 2008. Today, it has a unique advantage by integrating both manual and automated border control systems under the same unified platform. In addition to the already in production 24 automated border control (ABC) eGates, the new document readers will now allow border guards to tighten control and have a better articulation with the activity taking place at the eGates.
The manual border control's booths, equipped with the new document readers, will be able to receive transferals from the eGates, allowing the border agent to quickly access the history of what happened at the ABC eGate for a given exception case. By doing so, the benefits are very significant in terms of the quality of service offered, agility and flexibility, as it is now possible to understand the specific contexts on which the border crossings took place in real-time.
The integration between the two will provide border guards an integrated framework that systematically interacts with the different front-end units, enabling the consolidation of both operations and business rules, and generating more accurate and reliable reports.
Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President at Vision-Box®, highlights the "advantages gained by this approach in terms of providing travelers with a more positive experience and border guards to have more control over both the manual and automated border control process in an aggregated way, using the same interfaces and reporting console". Miguel added "there is an increasing demand for this type of integration and many of our customers are moving towards this direction; first unifying the airport operations and then expanding the same framework to all entry/exit points including seaports and land borders".
About Vision-Box ® SA:
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO compliant standards.
The border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and Immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios, namely security check-points and self-boarding and automated border control smart biometric eGates.
Every second, millions of images are being captured and processed by Vision-Box systems, installed right at the heart of the most prestigious organizations, which trust our biometric identity and digital video management solutions for their critical applications.
Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box® delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers through to personalization systems.
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 has over 3000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.