American technology solutions provider GCR and Houston Airport System (HAS) have installed new automated passport control (APC) kiosks at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Developed as a joint venture between GCR and HAS, the new APC Kiosk with passport control software is one of over 30 IT projects being delivered by GCR to HAS.
GCR aviation services director Tim Walsh said: "The development of the APC Kiosk solution was a true partnership between HAS and GCR, and we worked collaboratively to leverage technology to improve passenger customer service."
APC Kiosks are built with commercial-grade durable materials and can be customised with each airport’s unique logo and color scheme, GCR claims.
The kiosks include a 22in LCD touchscreen to collect passenger’s passport and flight information, declaration data, take photograph, scan fingerprints and issue a receipt.
The passengers will proceed to the US Customs and Border Protection officer for final verification, with the receipt received.
Additionally, overhead digital signage can be added to the top of each kiosk to provide arriving international passengers with additional information or marketing opportunities.
GCR provides aviation solutions, such as business management systems, capital programme management systems, airport operations management, flight information and management, integrated/ERP solutions, and airport IQ insight portal systems.
Image: APC Kiosks include a 22in LCD touchscreen to collect passenger’s passport and flight information, declaration data, take photograph, scan fingerprints and issue a receipt. Photo: courtesy of GCR Inc.