Vision-Box has equipped the new arrivals and departures terminal at Lisbon’s International airport with the latest version of its ABC eGate, vb i-match® 5.
The ABC eGates are divided between arrivals and departures and feature an integrated two-step border control process where verification of the travel document is performed first, while the traveller is still outside the eGate, and then once inside the eGate, facial recognition takes place. If all validations are successful the passengers are allowed to continue their journey.
In addition to electronic passport verification, the ABC eGates are also able to process the Portuguese National Citizen Card and the non-electronic passport, in conjunction with pilot projects implemented for Brazilian and Angolan nationals, holders of Diplomatic or Special Passports.
The Portuguese ABC eGates project, designated by the name RAPID, has been in production since 2007 and today is still a worldwide pioneer; marking an important milestone and serving as a reference for other nations which chose to implement similar projects.
According to Manuel Palos, National Director of SEF (the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service), “the new ABC eGates will allow us to optimize and streamline the border crossing process while maintaining the same level of security and border integrity”.
Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box® S.A., highlights that “today, as in 2007, Portugal continues in the forefront of automated border control and Vision-Box is delighted to continue to support SEF and have a positive impact in keeping Portuguese borders safe while at the same time providing a good passenger experience”.