The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers.
“The new Automated Border Control platform will give passengers more control over their journeys and streamline time-consuming immigration and security formalities,” said Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah, the CEO of the Bahrain Airport Company. “I am confident that the new platform will help to reinforce our status as a friendly and efficient airport.”
The multimodal eGates will help facilitate the movement of people through the airport, and will be used at both arrival and departure checkpoints. The Vision-Box tech supports numerous forms of biometric identity verification, including fingerprint, face, and iris recognition, all of which can be tailored to specific passenger profiles.
“[Vision-Box] is 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,” said Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann.
The Passenger Terminal Building is expected to open in the third quarter of the year, while the partnership itself reflects Vision-Box’s efforts to expand its business in the Middle East.
Of course, BIA is not the first airport to feature Vision-Box’s biometric tech. The company has provided biometric passenger screening for airports in Amsterdam, Bengaluru, and Tanzania since the beginning of 2018.
May 15, 2019 – By Eric Weiss