Biometric passenger screening is poised to play a much bigger role at Peru’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, thanks to Vision-Box technology.
The company has facilitated the expansion of a biometric border control system first implemented back in 2016, when airport authorities deployed six Automated Border Control eGates. Now, 12 more biometric eGates have been added in order to facilitate increased passenger flows, with authorities anticipating a huge influx of travelers for next year’s Pan-American Games.
In a statement announcing the biometric eGate expansion, Vision-Box noted that its biometric eGate system features an “Advanced Passenger Information System” that will soon incorporate “Passenger Name Record (PNR) information”, which Vision-Box says “will form a potent security suite that puts LIM on the forefront of the world’s most advanced airports.” Vision-Box also noted that its technology is now being used in airports across Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay, underscoring its strong presence in the overall Latin America market.
News of the LIM development comes soon after Vision-Box’s announcement of its new office in India, further testifying to the company’s global expansion, and the rise of biometric airport screening more broadly. Both government authorities and stakeholders in the air travel sector are seeking to leverage the advantages that biometric technology offers in terms of automation, efficiency, and security, and it’s fair to expect more developments to come from Vision-Box and its peers.
July 24, 2018 – by Alex Perala