Revolutionising Border Control in Estonia

Estonia has led the European Union’s efforts to revolutionize border security by implementing the European Entry/Exit System (EES). This system is designed to streamline the registration of travellers crossing borders, mainly by train, utilizing advanced technology to manage high traffic volumes efficiently and maintain operations in all weather conditions.

Project

Solution
Border Security

Country
Estonia

Year
2020

Under the leadership of Mr. Rein Süld from the Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Center, SMIT, Estonia embarked on a mission to find a durable solution that could meet the EES’s rigorous technical requirements. The objective was clear: to secure a system that ensures swift, precise document verification and data processing across various challenging environments.

After extensive real-world testing, Laxton’s Chameleon 8 were selected for their unparalleled performance. These tablets, known for their rapid and accurate data processing capabilities, allow border guards to manage passports efficiently through single-handed operation.

The Chameleon 8 tablets are engineered to perform reliably in severe weather, from freezing temperatures to rain and snow, ensuring the continuity of border control activities. Their capability for seamless MRZ scanning and ePassport chip reading plays a vital role in keeping traveller traffic flowing smoothly at train border crossings.

The adoption of Chameleon 8 tablets has significantly improved the efficiency and reliability of Estonia’s border control system, setting a new precedent for EES implementation across the EU. This successful deployment, fueled by careful evaluation and testing by SMIT, signifies a major step forward in border security technology.

Estonia’s use of Chameleon 8 tablets for the EES is a testament to the country’s commitment to leading through innovation in border security. This initiative demonstrates the critical role of advanced technology in meeting the complex demands of contemporary border control and positions Estonia as a key player in enhancing EU border security.

“European Entry/Exit System best practice needs professional devices for border control such as those provided by Laxton”

Rein Süld
Estonian Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Centre

Revolutionising Border Control in Estonia

Estonia has led the European Union’s efforts to revolutionise border security by implementing the European Entry/Exit System (EES). This system is designed to streamline the registration of travellers crossing borders, mainly by train, utilizing advanced technology to manage high traffic volumes efficiently and maintain operations in all weather conditions.

Project

Solution
Border Security

Country
Estonia

Year
2020

Under the leadership of Mr. Rein Süld from the Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Center, SMIT, Estonia embarked on a mission to find a durable solution that could meet the EES’s rigorous technical requirements. The objective was clear: to secure a system that ensures swift, precise document verification and data processing across various challenging environments.

After extensive real-world testing, Laxton’s Chameleon 8 were selected for their unparalleled performance. These tablets, known for their rapid and accurate data processing capabilities, allow border guards to manage passports efficiently through single-handed operation.

The Chameleon 8 tablets are engineered to perform reliably in severe weather, from freezing temperatures to rain and snow, ensuring the continuity of border control activities. Their capability for seamless MRZ scanning and ePassport chip reading plays a vital role in keeping traveller traffic flowing smoothly at train border crossings.

The adoption of Chameleon 8 tablets has significantly improved the efficiency and reliability of Estonia’s border control system, setting a new precedent for EES implementation across the EU. This successful deployment, fueled by careful evaluation and testing by SMIT, signifies a major step forward in border security technology.

Estonia’s use of Chameleon 8 tablets for the EES is a testament to the country’s commitment to leading through innovation in border security. This initiative demonstrates the critical role of advanced technology in meeting the complex demands of contemporary border control and positions Estonia as a key player in enhancing EU border security.

“European Entry/Exit System best practice needs professional devices for border control such as those provided by Laxton”


Rein Süld
Estonian Ministry of Interior’s IT and Development Centre