IDEMIA has been selected by the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and Isavia, the operator of Keflavik, Iceland’s main airport, and other airports to provide a comprehensive border management system for all air and sea border crossing points, including new equipment. The system will be operational from 2021 and will manage an average of 10 million travellers per year with manned and automated controls underpinned by biometric technology.
This new border management system, based on IDEMIA’s Augmented Borders™ solution, will be compliant with EU-EES regulations. IDEMIA will also equip Icelandic border crossing points with its TravelKiosk™ EU-EES, the latest generation of user-centric multi-biometric border self-service kiosks. Also including automated TraveLane™ eGates, the entire system will boost throughput and convenience of passengers as they go through border controls. Lastly, to complete this end-to-end solution, IDEMIA will ensure that operator-manned counters, mobile solutions and tracking systems are set up to fit the requirements of the Icelandic Police with a view to shortening response times and improving coordination.
“The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, the Metropolitan Police and Sudurnes District police have from early 2019 been working on the implementation of EES in Iceland in close cooperation with Isavia. The procurement procedure started in September 2019,” said Jón Pétur Jónsson, chief superintendent at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police.
“Isavia is truly excited about this co-operation with IDEMIA and the Icelandic Police. This is an important step in improving the performance and customer experience of the convenient and easy hub connection between Europe and North America,” said Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Chief Commercial and Airport Development Officer at Isavia. “The Entry Exit system will affect all airports with traffic crossing external borders. Isavia is confident that implementing IDEMIA’s self service solutions in co-operation with the border police, will result in a more secure and efficient border crossing point, giving Keflavik the potential to grow even further in its Hub operation.”