Sept. 5, 2013
Vision-Box S.A., a provider of automated border control equipment, announced it has designed, developed and manufactured ABC eGates for the Norwegian National Police Directorate and supported their deployment at Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
The eGate scans the individual's passport, validates the traveler and then grants access to the gate where an image is captured for facial recognition. Only after this process is concluded does the eGate open, allowing the traveler to continue, according to the news release. The entire process is remotely monitored by border guards through the vb inspector application, allowing for intervention at any time.
In the initial phase of the deployment, the kiosks will be used by Norwegian nationals only and will allow faster passport and biometric verification for those passengers, the announcement said. Similar units are currently deployed in Finland, Portugal and the U.K.
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