The Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, is now the airport with one of the largest numbers of automated border control (ABC) eGates in the world, according to the company that implemented the system.
Vision-Box, a leader in ABC solutions, has installed 62 vb i-match eGates at the HIA. Operated by Vision-Box's front-end border control application, the vb inspector, it is totally integrated with the advanced identity management infrastructure of the Ministry of the Interior of Qatar, ensuring the highest levels of security and efficiency, the company said.
The Vision-Box eGates were exclusively designed to meet the HIA's performance and meticulous design requirements.
The multimodal capabilities allow for the use of face, iris and fingerprint as biometric identifiers. They ensure a speedy passage time with maximum accuracy, offering state-of-the-art automated border control to several different traveller profiles, while making sure that the border is secure and that the passenger has a pleasant experience, it said.
Jean-Francois Lennon, director global business development, sales and marketing at Vision-Box, emphasized that this implementation represents one of the largest deployment of multimodal ABC eGates in the world, and in a single airport.
Vision-Box feels honored to be part of this world premiere airport project, he said. "The Middle East continues to represent an enormous potential. We've been witnessing an outburst of initiatives by governments, airports, airlines and the private sector adopting digital identity as a means to improve security and efficiency, and also to provide value-added services to their citizens. We look forward to further contributing to their success, both through on-going Identity management programs and other GCC initiatives, by continuously delivering stunning innovation and investing in local resources."