Today, 19th May of 2008, the smartgates for checking electronic passports in Oporto (Portugal), were launched.
After the successful installation at Faro, Funchal and Lisbon’s Airports, Oporto Airport is now also equipped with our automatic passport control system.
The President of the Portuguese Republic was present at SĂˇ Carneiro Airport, in OPorto,Â in order to open the new Border Control electronic system.
The “VBeGate” was developed by Vision-Box and Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), and integrated in the “Electronic Border Control System” – a modernized border control program using cutting edge technology working alongside biometric passports on entry and exit checkpoints at airport border crossings.
The Border System to Control Electronic Passports is now fully operational in Lisbon, Faro, Funchal and Oporto Airports. In the near future it will be installed in the Airports of Ponta Delgada and Angra do HeroĂsmo.