Feb. 25, 2014
Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport has deployed automated passport-processing kiosks that also can be used as digital signage advertising signposts.
The kiosks, from GCR Inc., collect passengers' passport and flight information, as well as their customs declaration data. It then scans their fingerprints, takes their photograph and issues a receipt.
According to a news release from GCR, the APC Kiosks are constructed with commercial-grade durable materials and can be customized with each airport's unique logo and color scheme. Overhead digital signage can be added to the top of each kiosk to offer additional information or marketing opportunities for arriving international passengers.
"The development of the APC Kiosk solution was a true partnership between [Houston Aiport System] and GCR, and we worked collaboratively to leverage technology to improve passenger customer service," Tim Walsh, director of aviation services for GCR, said in the release.