DENVER, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acuity Market Intelligence reports that over the past two years rapid deployment of APC Kiosks to 42 locations within 37 airports has significantly improved the passport control experience for millions of International travelers to North America. More than 1000 APC Kiosks are now in daily use in the US and Canada with recent pre-clearance operations expansion to the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.
According to Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence, "The market for APC Kiosks has exploded over the past two years achieving a CAGR of more than 70%. While the US and Canadian markets are approaching saturation levels, the rest of the world remains a largely untapped opportunity. The US Department of Homeland Security's May 29, 2015 announcement that they have entered negotiations to extend pre-clearance to ten airports in nine countries in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean is a huge boon for the APC Kiosk market."
Most, a biometric identity and security technology expert, reports that two vendors have driven this extraordinary growth in APC Kiosks. "The dominant vendor is Vancouver Airport Authority - the original developer of APC Kiosks - with 688 APC Kiosk deployed at 25 locations representing a 66% market share. SITA is a distant second at 20% market share with 210 units at 10 airports. The remaining 137 units at seven airports are divided among four additional vendors."
Acuity Market intelligence offers in-depth research into the APC Kiosk and related ABC markets.
The "APC Kiosk Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php ) provides details for each known deployment including the number of units, locations, installation date, vendors, costs, etc., as well as vendor market share information.
Acuity offers similar data for ABC eGates in the "ABC eGate Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php), as well as comprehensive analysis and detailed forecasts for airport based Automated Border Control (ABC) kiosks and eGates in the "The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks". Previews available at http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php.
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