Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL) in Estonia has installed ABC eGates.
Estonia decided to deliver an automated border control solution based on a segregated two-step process workflow aimed at streamlining the passenger flow and optimizing available space.
The solution is already in production. Only passengers over 14 years old bearing an electronic passport who are citizens from the EU, the Schengen Area, or a European Economic Area Country are eligible.
The system comes from Portuguese company Vision-Box.
The system enables the consolidation of all transaction information from both the ABC eGates and kiosks, and provides operational and analytical information to border officer agents through a monitoring station.
The monitoring station shows at the same time the kiosks and eGates on one window and, on the other, a dashboard with all pending (passenger went to the kiosk but not the eGate) and completed transactions.
How it works
To cross the border, eligible passengers must go through a two-step process.
Step 1: passport validation in one of the 6 available self-service kiosks, together with facial recognition and fingerprint enrollment.
Step 2: the passenger heads to the ABC eGates for fingerprint validation. If all verifications are positive, the ABC eGate door opens and the passenger can continue the journey.
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL) is the largest airport in Estonia and home base of the national airline Estonian Air. Tallinn Airport is open to both domestic and international flights.
It is located approximately 4 km from the centre of Tallinn.