U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have added two new self-service kiosks using radio frequency identification scanning technology to pass pedestrians border crossers through an international crossing at the El Paso, Texas, according to El Paso's KTSM Channel 9.
The RFID-scanning Ready Lane kiosks at the Paso Del Norte international crossing in El Paso can be used for a faster border crossing by any traveler with an approved document that has an RFID tag, such as U.S. passports or passport cards, trusted traveler cards and the newer versions of the legal permanent resident and laser visa/border crossing cards issued after 2008.
"These kiosks provide CBP with the ability to leverage existing technology to speed up processing times for pedestrian border crossers," said Hector Mancha, CBP El Paso port director, in the story. "We continue to strive to create systems which further enhance border security and gain efficiencies."
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