Vision-Box is set to supply an automated border control platform for Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building.
Bahrain International Airport is currently being transformed through the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), which is aimed at elevating the airport’s infrastructure, facilities and services.
Due to open in the third quarter of this year, the new Passenger Terminal Building will be equipped with advanced biometric technology and is expected to increase the airport’s annual capacity to 14 million passengers.
The technology will also help improve safety and security at the terminal while offering added convenience to passengers.
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah said: “The new Automated Border Control platform will play a key role in achieving this goal by giving passengers more control over their journeys and streamlining time-consuming immigration and security formalities.”
With the help of the Automated Border Control platform, Bahrain International Airport will be able to streamline border control monitoring and inspection for both departures and arrivals.
Additionally, travellers can use 22 new eGates to pass through immigration checkpoints quickly and with less staff involvement.
The eGates will use biometrics, including facial, iris, and fingerprint recognition, to verify the identities of passengers.
The new Passenger Terminal Building will use a complete multi-modal biometric identity management solution, catering for different passengers’ profiles.
Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann said: “Vision-Box technology naturally matches BAC’s goals. It’s a proven solution that will significantly augment the terminal processing capacity, streamline the passenger flow, improve security and enhance the appeal of using the airport.
“We believe the new airport has what it takes to be a passenger experience benchmark and will certainly have a positive impact in Bahrain and the region, and on the lives of passengers.”
Last month, New York’s John F Kennedy Airport Terminal One Group partnered with Vision-Box to launch facial recognition boarding platforms at the airport.