The Indonesian immigration authority and biometric firm Vision-Box have inaugurated an advanced biometric Automated Border Control infrastructure system at Soerkarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.In a statement, the firm said the border control solution consists of 32 vb i-match Automated Border Control eGates for eligible Indonesian nationals self-service border clearance and 10 vb e-pass portable biometric “suitcases”.Additionally, it includes 32 individual fingerprint and passport scanners to expedite the processing of foreign travelers at manual counters.”The integrated Automated Border Control solution provides higher accuracy in passenger identity verification at the border, while increasing airport security and passenger processing capacity”, wrote the company. “The ABC solution is considered a centerpiece of the Indonesian government's plan to develop new economic opportunities. It is designed to ease the strain on the country's transportation, tourism, and aviation industries, while increasing its commercial appeal”. By the end of 2017, the airport is slated to reach a targeted 61 million annual passengers, an 84% increase from its current 33 million annual passenger capacity. Already serving passengers since August 2016, Terminal 3 will reach its full capacity of 25 million yearly passengers once completed in 2017. For Jean-Fran├žois Lennon, Vice President for Global Business Development & Sales at Vision-Box, “This next-generation Border Control solution is designed to provide the airport, the travelers and border control authority with a modern, secure, hassle-free solution, and improve efficiency and airport capacity. Our platform unleashes all the benefits of an innovative self-service immigration clearing process, supporting the future growth in passenger traffic. It adds capacity to the airport's infrastructure without the need to expand its architecture footprint, thus providing a flexible solution for airport stakeholders during peak seasons and times. We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this digital transformation program for the Indonesian border, in collaboration with PT Jaya Teknik, our local partner.”