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New Generation ABC eGates with smaller footprint, modular design and even faster passenger processing

New eGates  

The new Gemalto ABC eGates combine expertise in document verification, passenger biometric authentication with an optimized and modular hardware solution to automate border control. They provide greater flexibility with regards to airport floor and passenger flow management and process passengers faster.

Now you can deliver a smoother passenger journey and facilitate entry and exit management.

New eGates key benefits

  • Automation of the border control process with state of the art passenger authentication software leveraging biometric data contained in the ePassport and captured live at the gate,
  • Reduced waiting times and passengers carrying out the checks themselves in just a few seconds, allowing for greater empowerment and more dwell time in duty-free area,
  • Flexibility in terms of hardware design and process management for the benefit of both airports and border authorities.

An end-to-end ABC solution with greater flexibility

Designed to fit with your entry and exit processes:

Regardless of the hardware configuration, the ABC gate system includes gate central management, gate monitoring and integration to the border system.

The ABC gate solution supports face and fingerprint biometrics. Iris is also available as an option.


  • 2-door e-Gate with a mantrap
  • Available with a segregated or an integrated process management
  • Ideal for Entry Management



  • Minimal footprint with 1-door gate
  • No mantrap, integrated document and identity authentication process.
  • Ideal to expedite Exit Management

Besides strong demand for self-service for the handling of entry and exit controls, there is a need for greater deployment flexibility. Gemalto's latest ABC solution combines strengthened security, enhanced passenger experience with greater operational flexibility.

Gemalto's latest ABC gate design allows for accelerated border control processes while giving the flexibility of a modular hardware design.

  • Speed up your exit controls and optimize airport floor management with one door ABC gates
  • Strengthen and streamline your entry management with 2-door ABC gates.
  • Comply with latest regulatory standards and embrace the full potential of biometrics with multi modal biometric authentication

Pursue your self-service strategy and enter the era of digital security

The new e-Gate offers speed, convenience and security through:

  • A user driven design to maximize traveler acceptance, without compromising on security
  • A reduced footprint and deployment flexibility with hardware modularity
  • A frictionless and accelerated border control in less than 15 seconds
  • Last generation e-Passport readers
  • Facial Recognition software with liveness detection
  • Multiple biometric modalities with face,  finger print and iris​

​​The 3 key benefits our clients value most 

  1. Flexible and modular
    A choice of form factors to adapt to the floor space, control level and future evolutions in passenger traffic: one door, 2-door ABC gate, integrated or segregated control process, ABC kiosks.

  2. Fastest facial recognition
    Designed to have passengers look intuitively towards the camera as to capture their face on-the-fly and provide fast matching results. Enabled with best in class face recognition software allowing for matching in less than 2 seconds.

  3. Best Document Authentication

    Equipped with document readers recognized worldwide and with a document authentication software allowing to manage updates from one central post, and automatically delivered in the field. Border guards can add new travel documents to the eligible list, and add or modify verification actions

The future of border control

Biometrics and facial recognition  in particular is transforming the immigration experience, as well as the overall airport experience. Indeed, there are non-security benefits of biometrics for airports too.

Not having to wait in a line gives travelers more free time to spend in airport retail stores and leisure facilities. It is a very strong revenue booster and differentiator for airports, who are competing against each other.

Many airports have extended their airports in order to absorb a growing traffic and many more are planning to do so.

The bad news? Capacity to increase space or build new terminals is not infinite.

They have an array of technologies at hand to enable their vision and to improve the current bottlenecks that are having a negative impact on passenger experience as well as on the airports and airlines top line.

First generation of ABC gates were leveraging self-service and biometrics to automate and expedite border crossing at airports. They are widely deployed across Europe and Middle East, to some extent in Asia.

Space constraints are leading to a transformation of the front end equipment used for Automated Border Control.

Yes, hardware footprint must reduce. Processes must get smarter and more flexible.

The market is calling for smaller, modular ABC gates. The control processes are evolving, and airports and governments are working closely together to take both perspectives into consideration and find the best solution to reconcile security and facilitation.

Deployment of ABC systems now require greater flexibility than just the unique form factor with 2 doors and a mantrap.

Why Gemalto?

Gemalto has been active in the Government security technology sector for over 15 years, delivering software and solutions to manage document issuance, border and visa clearance, citizen registration in a centralized and systematic manner.

Through the years, Gemalto has developed strong document verification expertise to detect fraud with high quality checks on the electronic chip (authenticity, data), document security features and photo / data integrity.

Its in-house biometric verification software (facial, fingerprint, iris or combined), that includes live quality assurance checks and globally-recognized matching engines, ensures the document is authentic and that the passenger is the rightful owner of the document.

The acquisition of 3M Identity Management in 2017 reinforces Gemalto's legitimacy in this area of expertise, and strongly positions Gemalto in biometric technology.

Today, Gemalto is leveraging unique experience in ABC deployments and state of the art biometric technology to provide greater flexibility and increased security and passenger processing speed.

Gemalto's vision is twofold.

Automated passport control and biometrics

First, leverage the e-Passport containing the holder's biometric data stored in the chip, as to allow for an automation of border control, using ABC gates.

Border control is then transformed into an efficient and secure process, by systematically checking the travelers travel document and his identity, by comparing live biometric captures against the reference biometrics contained in the e-document's chip.

As a result, waiting times are reduced and passengers can carry out the checks themselves in just a few seconds, meaning less hassle and more dwell time in duty-free area.

Zero footprint solution and tokenized identity

Second, moving ahead, Gemalto will leverage unique expertise in automated biometric recognition systems, as to provide traveler identification solutions with limited to zero footprint.

With ABC systems to match travelers to a reference biometry on file and not only against a passport and live biometric recognition, new solutions are able to capture and match passengers on the move.

Good news: the travel experience is set to become as seamless and secure as a walk in the park!