São Paulo, Brazil, June 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Brazilian passengers from GRU Airport - São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos may soon enjoy a new and innovative process of immigration, which will streamline the flow of people and reduce waiting times. In August, Terminals 2 and 3 in Guarulhos (the latter opened on May 11) will receive the latest technology in automated border control, which will allow passengers to control their own process of immigration and emigration autonomously, and without the need to interact directly with the Federal Police, provided you have a Brazilian electronic passport and be over 18 years old.
How does it work? As an alternative to the traditional and manual control of passports, the passenger can go directly to one of the automatic gates (e-Gates) installed by Vision-Box®, through which will only pass if the passport is authentic, and it is shown that the passenger that is using it is actually the holder and that person can actually travel (e.g., it has no criminal record prohibiting the trip). This is done based on advanced technology for verifying the authenticity of identification documents, as well as through facial recognition biometric passenger. The whole process is controlled remotely by the Federal Police, which will only intervene if any anomalies over the course of the verification process occur, focusing only on risk situations.
Working in self-service, the vb i-match® 5 e-Gates focus on user experience, with clear instructions, intuitive interfaces and automatic adjustments to each passenger (e.g., its height), capturing their facial image according to international quality standards such as ICAO, for example. The process takes no more than a few seconds, which makes all the time immigration much faster and less stressful for the passenger.
"Improving the passenger experience and the levels of safety are priorities for the administration of the GRU Airport," says the IT director of the airport, Luiz Ritzmann. "With the demand growth recorded in the last decade in Brazil, increasing airport infrastructure will require cutting-edge technology as well as to optimize their processes, streamlining the flow of passengers in different areas (check-in, X-ray security, immigration and emmigration control, customs and baggage claim). In this context, it is urgent to invest in the modernization of systems and equipment. And that’s what we are doing in Guarulhos," Ritzmann explained.
The solution, designed by Vision-Box® and customized to meet the challenges of the largest airport in Latin America, is already installed in proof of concept stage at Terminal 3. Leidivino Natal Silva, Managing Director of Vision-Box® Latin America, states that "it is a privilege to be part of a project of this size and relevance for Brazil. The GRU Airport is faced with the enormous challenge of accommodating millions of Brazilians passengers per year! And is responding in the best way: with more security and more innovation! Vision-Box® technology of automatic border control will match the level of demand, giving a new momentum needed in this new space."
Vision-Box® is confident in this new challenge: the company has already deployed about 500 automated border control systems and 3000 digital identity management solutions for biometric capture worldwide.