secunet eGate solution goes into operation in Iceland


An eGate solution developed by Germany's secunet has begun operation in Iceland. he first automated border control systems

In a statement on Wednesday, secunet said the first eGate put into operation at Keflavik airport, equipped with six gates for passengers to pass through,
was opened on 9 June. The first traveller to use the new system came from
France and was travelling on to North America.

Keflavik airport is seeing a steady growth in passenger numbers, and is
frequently used as a hub for intercontinental flights between Europe and
North America.

The departures and arrivals zones at the Leif-Eriksson
Terminal are currently being renovated to accommodate this growing passenger
volume going forward. At the same time, modern, automated border control
systems (eGates) are being installed to make the control process more
convenient for travellers, to reduce transfer times and to speed up arrivals
and departures.

Back in February, secunet in Germany won a bid to provide six easygate
control gates in the departures zone and six in the arrivals zone. A test
system was then installed in April and the first control unit, which
features six gates, has now been opened in the departures zone for
passengers to pass through.

In addition to the eGates, the secunet easygate installation in Iceland also
includes the associated monitoring stations for the border control officers
and a central management and statistics system. Besides supplying the
easygate products, secunet is also responsible for installation and
commissioning, training the operator's border control and technical
personnel and providing on-site support for the installation during the
first weeks of operation.

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