DENVER, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Automation is fundamentally transforming the travel experience and nowhere is this more evident than at international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric readers, and secure document scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self process through border control via eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number of airports, seaports, and land borders across the globe.
According to Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence, "The market for Automated Border Control is entering a new phase of market maturity. We are seeing full-scale deployments in countries like UK and Germany that are rolling out ABC eGates across all their major airports bringing global eGate numbers to more than 1600 worldwide. In the UK, this automation is being extended to land borders as well with plans to provide ABC eGate pre-clearance for Eurostar passengers departing Paris and Brussels for London."
Meanwhile, Most, a biometric identity and security technology expert, reports that APC Kiosks are experiencing extraordinary growth. "In less than a year, the number of APC Kiosks deployed in North America has more than tripled with more than 800 operational and another 184 targeted to go live by Spring 2015," says Most. "Acuity is Market Intelligence is tracking growth on an on-going basis and projects the global market for APC Kiosks will reach 8,000 units by 2018."
Acuity's latest research publications, the "ABC eGate Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and the "APC Kiosk Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php ) provide details for each known deployment including the number of units, locations, installation date, vendors, costs, etc., as well as vendor market share information.
For comprehensive insight and detailed forecasts for airport based Automated Border Control (ABC) kiosks and eGates see "The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks". Download a preview and purchase at http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php .
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