Uruguay regional pioneer in incorporating the facial recognition system in airports

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Uruguay regional pioneer in incorporating the facial recognition system in airports
Tue December 18, 2018

The Carrasco Airport aims to improve the experience of passengers with facial recognition at the boarding gates

The Carrasco Airport aims to improve the passenger experience and extended the facial recognition system to the boarding gates, which means that users do not need to show their documentation, since it is identified with their face.

This positions the terminal in the first in Latin America, where the flow of passengers is carried out in its entirety through facial biometrics technology, from migration to entry into the aircraft.

The new technology was presented at an event that was attended by national authorities and the company. In the first instance, the system will work to enable the access of the users to the flights of Latam Airlines, but later it will be extended to the rest of the airlines.

This innovation transforms the Carrasco terminal into the first biometric airport of Corporación América, its concessionaire firm, which operates 53 air terminals in the world.

Having this technology implies a further step in terms of security and favors the experience within the terminal, reducing waiting times and simplifying the identification processes required for each passenger.

"We seek to transform the Carrasco Airport into a beacon of innovation in Latin America. For that we have signed agreements with the main technology suppliers and that is possible thanks to the high quality of labor that Uruguay has, "said Diego Arrosa, CEO of Corporación América Uruguay.

The initiative is part of Easy Airport, the technological development plan implemented by the airport in conjunction with the Ministry of National Defense through the National Directorate of Civil Aviation and Aeronautical Infrastructure (Dinacia) and the Ministry of the Interior through the Directorate National of Migration, with the aim of achieving the total automation of the terminal.

Arrosa indicated that "when all the phases of the Easy Airport program are completed, the positioning of the Carrasco Airport will be one of the most advanced terminals in the region in the use of self-service technology and biometrics for the management of passenger flows."

Between August 2016 and December 2017, automatic gateways with biometric technology for migratory control were installed in the Arrivals and Departures area, as well as in May of this year the automatic check-up of boarding passes was added with the installation of five self-service catwalks, innovations that add up to an experience that is now completed at the boarding gates.


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