U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently updated the El Paso port of entry with new Daktronics LED displays that inform and guide traffic approaching the border from Mexico.
The installed displays are networked with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag readers which scan the special RFID tags on the person’s vehicle. RFID tags store the person’s passport information and eliminate the need for officers to check passports by hand, decreasing the amount of time it takes to cross the border. Wait times, lane use, and other driver instructions are posted on the LED displays so drivers can use the appropriate lane to cross the Paso Del Norte Border Bridge.
For more information, watch the news story produced by El Paso’s local NBC affiliate KTSM below.