Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosk Deployments
Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosk Deployment List
Critical Data on Current Deployments by Airport
Check out Acuity’s “APC Kiosk Deployment List”. This list -- presented in spreadsheet format -- provides details for each known deployment including the number of kiosks, locations, installation date, vendors, costs, etc., as well as vendor market share information.
According to Acuity’s December 2016 count, there are 1436 operational APC kiosks located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Dublin, Ireland and Abu Dhabi with another 57 targeted to go live by Spring 2017. This will bring the total number of APC Kiosks to 1493 at 49 airports within the next few months.
APC Kiosks enable travelers to self-process immigration and biometric information prior to reaching passport control. This automation has decreased international arrival and pre-clearance border control wait times at airprots that have deployed them by by as much as 80%.
APC Kiosk deployments grew rapidly in 2014 and 2015 increasing from less than 200 to more than 1200. But growth tapered off in 2016. Acuity expects deployment growth to accelerate again in 2017 as APC Kiosks continue to migrate to Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East initially via US Custom and Border Protection Pre-Clearance programs but eventually adopted by local Customs Agencies and Federal Police responsible for border management.
For more on the emerging ABC eGate and Kiosk marketplace, see the ABC eGate Deployment List and preview The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks.