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SITA: Boston Logan International Airport - Rolling out the high-tech welcome mat

The APC Kiosk is a multimodal biometric system that utilizes three simple steps to speed up processing at the immigration checkpoint and alleviate capacity issues: capture and validation of passport data, capture and verification of biometric data and capture of any required immigration declaration data. It is designed to be intuitive, ergonomic and easy to use, even for individuals who travel infrequently. Its extensive security features are layered to ensure that only travelers whose identities and low-risk status have been reliably verified go through to the next step. It is low maintenance, has a small footprint and is easy to deploy and operate. Key features include:

 

  • Quick biometric verification. Automatic face finder with automatic height adjustment of illumination and camera module. System detects ideal height for face capture, ensuring compliance with ICAO recommendations. Allows field-of-view coverage of people in wheelchairs without use of tilt or wide-angle lens to avoid distortion.
  • Quality assured biometric data collection. Facial and fingerprint recognition engine to ensure correct authentication against credentials on passport chip or central databases, allowing for 1:1 (One to One) and/or 1:N (One to None) matching process.
  • Ergonomic usability to the traveler. Supports user through all stages of verification, providing instructions and feedback such as configurable text, pictures and animations.

 

Global - and growing

In addition to the 40 APC Kiosks at Boston Logan International, many other international airports in the USA – including JFK New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Diego and Tampa – and abroad have biometric immigration kiosks provided by SITA.

SITA’s iBorders® portfolio has been developed in partnership with our government customers over the past 20 years. With around 30 governments globally using SITA’s iBorders® systems and capabilities to keep their borders secure and transform their border security operations, iBorders® is the most widely deployed border security portfolio available anywhere in the world.

For further information, please contact us at info.amer@sita.aero or visit www.sita.aero/sectors/airports.

 

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