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Guarulhos International Airport to install automated border control e-gates


New eGates at Sao Paulo Airport

The e-gates have been installed as a proof of concept in Guarulhos International Airport’s Terminal 3, which opened on 11 May 2014 in time for the FIFA World Cup.

São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport has started testing automated border control e-gates ahead of a permanent installation in Terminal 2 and the new Terminal 3 in August 2014.

The Vision-Box vb i-match 5 e-gates use facial recognition technology to automate and secure the process, and they will be available to e-passport holders as an alternative to undergoing a manual passport check with a Brazilian Federal Police agent.

Luiz Ritzmann, Guarulhos International Airport’s IT Director, 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.”

Future Travel Experience Global 2014

The FTE 'On the Ground' conference at FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a session entitled: 'What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain-points – airport security and arrivals immigration?' In this session, senior industry figures will debate the future of airport security and immigration, exploring how things like risk-based security, automated passport control and innovative design techniques can help improve the passenger experience while maintaining the highest level of security.

FTE Global 2014 will also include the 'Up in the Air' conference stream, an extensive exhibition of the latest passenger-focused solutions, the FTE Awards ceremony and an exciting social programme.

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