With the last go-live of departures SmartGate in Adelaide last month, the nationwide roll-out of Automated Border Control at the eight main airports in Australia is now completed.
Since the first bank became operational in Sydney last year, 10 million passengers have been successfully processed by the installed Automated Border Control eGates in Australia.
Passengers of all ages and all nationalities are able to leave the country, using the Automated Border Clearance solution, by simply presenting their passport and looking at a camera to clear the Border.
It took only 12 months to set up an unparalleled Automated Border Control infrastructure in Departures Halls at 8 major airports around Australia.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Cairns and Darwin: all 8 major Australian Airports are now equipped with the latest self-service biometric technology for Border Control, offering departing passengers with a unique passenger-centric experience at the 83 SmartGates installed.
The use of self-service biometric touch points offers a quick, reliable authentication of each passenger’s travel documents and guarantees that the passenger holding it is the rightful owner, by matching the passport chip’s photo with a live photo. While legitimate passengers cross the border in a smooth, self-service way, Australian Border Force officers can focus on actual risks at the border.
Self-service passenger processes have become standard at international airports in Australia.
The advancements of technology have allowed the passenger experience to be amazingly convenient. Cameras automatically adjust to the passenger’s height (especially needed when any age is accepted). Innovative patented document feeder technology promotes the highest reading success rate, by automatically positioning the passport precisely on the reader at all times. The eGate only returns the document to the passenger when reading is fully completed, eliminating any delays due to document misplacement or inadequacy of time for reading.
At busy periods, up to 150 passengers are being processed per hour at each gate.
Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box™ states:
“This project is simply the most remarkable SmartGate roll out ever at a global scale, with state-of-the-art biometric technology intensifying border security at all major exit points of the country. We are very proud to have worked cooperatively with the Australian Border Protection authorities in implementing this project of reference and providing the best tools for major international airports to boost their capacity and manage increasing traveler volumes. 10 million passengers have been reliably identified. And that’s how this solution is working at the service of international security, efficiency and the convenience of people who travel.”
N.B. Image credit: Vision-Box