Ireland to deploy new border management solution
29 September 2017 14:33 GMT

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has signed a framework agreement with Vision-Box to deploy a new Border Management Solution in Ireland.  

Initially this will comprise 10 eGates at Dublin Airport (DUB) Terminal 1 and
10 eGates at Terminal 2 plus supporting solutions.

INIS under the Minister for Justice and Equality in Ireland awarded Vision-Box the contract after an open tender competition that witnessed all the industry-leading companies vying for the opportunity to commit to this project.

In a statement, Vision-Box said it had proved their value and stability to INIS and DUB in the past with an extremely successful three-year pilot using the leading-edge vb i-match ABC eGate solution.

The initial deployment is a continuation of the improvements made to increase DUB airport capacity to 35 million yearly passengers. The installation of the vb i-match
ABC eGate biometric solution will create a visible clearance option for passengers holding eligible e-Passports or the Irish Passport Identification Cards.

Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality highlights that “The introduction of the eGates will greatly enhance immigration controls and border security, while at the same time providing an improved passenger experience through the immigration process".

The framework agreement just signed between INIS and the industry partner Vision-Box also permits for the addition of a Registered Traveller Program in the near-future, allowing for even more passengers to enjoy an even faster and secure journey into Ireland.