Brazil’s São Paulo International Airport (GRU) has selected a new automated border control technology from Vision-Box.
The new technology will offer an innovative process of immigration and will streamline the flow of passengers, as well as reduce waiting times.
Vision-Box has already started trials of the new technology at GRU’s Terminal 3, and plan to install it in two more terminals by August.
Vision-Box’s technology features eGates, an alternative to the traditional and manual control of passports.
It will allow passengers to control their own immigration and emigration processes autonomously, without the need to interact directly with the Brazilian Federal Police, who will control the whole process remotely and intervene if any anomalies occur.
This advanced technology facilitates the authenticity verification of identification documents, offering a faster and less stressful experience for passengers. The system can be used by passengers that are over 18 years old and have a Brazilian electronic passport.
GRU Airport IT director Luiz Ritzmann said: "Improving the passenger’s experience and the levels of security are priorities for the administration of the GRU Airport.
"With the growth of demand recorded in the last decade in Brazil, the airport infrastructure will increasingly require cutting-edge technology and optimised processes, which will streamline the flow of passengers in different areas such as check-in, immigration and emigration control, customs and baggage claim.."
Vision-Box Latin America managing director Leidivino Natal Silva said: "The GRU Airport is facing the enormous challenge of accommodating millions of Brazilian passengers per year.
"Vision-Box automated border control technology will match the level of demand, giving a new momentum to this new space."
Vision-Box has already installed approximately 500 automated border control systems and 3,000 digital identity management solutions for biometric capture worldwide.
Image: First Vision-Box automated border control eGate at GRU Airport. Photo: courtesy of Vision-Box.