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Earlier this month, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago O’Hare — two of the world’s busiest airports — announced the introduction of biometric Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks.
According to Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence, “APC kiosks offer a cost effective and rapidly deployable means of reducing congestion at international arrivals. These announcements reflect a decisive global trend towards expediting international airport passengers through rapid adoption of automated border control technology.”
In the “The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks”, Acuity projects that while there are currently less than 400 APC kiosks deployed in 13 airports in the US and Canada, North American and European airports will drive global APC Kiosk market expansion to nearly 8,000 units and more than $550 million in revenues by 2018, reflecting a 22% CAGR over five years.