A new Automated Border Control solution at RIOgaleão Airport is about to go live.
From late June, Brazilian citizens can use self-service ABC e-gates to cross the borders when arriving or departing.
This brings a significant upgrade for Brazilians using the airport: any national above 18-years old holding an electronic passport can cross immigration and emigration control through the ABC e-gates.
Terminal 2 at the airport is where they are as this is where the majority of international airlines are based. The ABC e-gates offer passport authenticity checks as well as facial biometric verification of passengers through an automated self-service process.
The ABC solution is based on self-service biometric e-gates. They validate the passengers’ passport, capture a live facial photo, and compare the facial image stored in the chip of the passengers’ passport against the live one, to make sure that they are the genuine owner of the document.
The system is connected in real-time to the Federal Police SATI backend system that checks each transaction. The Federal Police can remotely monitor every clearance process at the ABC e-gates and take immediate action in case of an exceptional situation.
For example, if the passport is part of a database of stolen documents or the passenger belongs to a watch list, the Police receives an alert and can react accordingly.
Tom Jobim International Airport had 17 million passengers in 2015, being the main airport serving the Rio de Janeiro, the second most populous city in Brazil.
Today, more than 70% of the Brazil’s immigration processes use Vision-Box integrated ABC solutions.
Leidivino Natal da Silva, Country Director of Vision-Box Brazil:
“The conventional manual immigration control process usually takes some minutes per passenger. Vision-Box ABC eGates reduce passenger processing time to only a few seconds! That’s the necessary time to perform the appropriate validations and clear a legitimate passenger. Why keep passengers waiting in line, if technology can give us a hand? vb i-match™ eGates combine a customer-centric design and a unique human-to-machine experience, which will help cut down waiting times and offer an empowering experience to passengers. Of course, the most reliable identification technology is there to support the Federal Police to ensure security procedures in the most efficient way.”
Alexandre Villeroy, IT Manager of RIOgaleão states:
“RIOgaleão is becoming an international reference concerning operations, and access optimization is one of the many actions we have been pursuing in order to enhance passenger experience. We believe the rising passengers numbers is definitely a trend and we want to ensure that the Airport is ready to optimize any demand with comfort and safety.”
N.B. Image credit: Vision-Box