Biometric gates reduce touchpoints at airports in Finland and Czechia

The new parking of automatic doors with facial biometrics was announced by SITA, a global specialist in air transport communications and information technology, in Prague, Czechia, in order to reduce airport contact points. The project was also announced in Helsinki, Finland, by Vision-Box, in accordance with the entry-exit system regulations.

According to a company announcement, the TS6 kiosks at Václav Havel Airport in Prague, in collaboration with SITA Flex, have been deployed by SITA to allow passengers to travel without contact using mobile phones or data biometric.

The deployment in Prague includes 35 check-in kiosks, which integrate SITA Flex and are complemented by overhead screens, reports

“Based on the open call for tenders, SITA offered us a long-term solution that allows us to deliver an even better customer experience to our passengers while using the maximum functionality of the technology implemented at the time. Prague airport, the gateway to the Czech Republic. Prague airport operations manager Martin Kucera said.

According to a SITA announcement published on June 6, the SITA TS6 kiosk is the winner of the 2021 IF Design award for its fluid, durable and adaptive design. The same claim that kiosks represent the future of passenger processing because they provide a consistent user experience across all platforms.

On the other hand, Vision-Box, a multinational technology company offering government services, travel, border controls and all smart facilities, announced on July 6 that in collaboration with the Finnish Border Guards (RAJA), the first entry into the EU / Project Exit System (EES) in the Schengen area.

In a press release, the company notes that the aim of the project is to modernize and expand the existing border control infrastructure, as well as increase operational efficiency at Helsinki Airport.

The EES is a landmark initiative to replace traditional border controls for third country nationals with fully digital passenger processing and automated collection of biometric data in 2022,», Explains the press release.

He also underlines that the Finnish border guards and Finavia (Helsinki airport) will operate under a transitional protocol until 2022, when the EES is launched. The last phase of the program will be executed between the second half of 2021, and the first quarter of 2022, so that Finavia is ready for the 2022 deadline.

The Entry / Exit System (EES) is a new EU border security system that will record data on the entry and exit of third country nationals into the Schengen area.

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