December 29, 2015 -
Vision-Box has announced that its Aruba Happy Flow border control project has been recognized with “The Radiant Pioneer Award” at the Radiant eID Awards in Asia as the most “pioneering use and application of smart technology” in a public sector identity scheme in 2015.
The Radiant eID Awards are an initiative of ASPCA (Asia Pacific Smart Card Association) and recognizes excellence in planning, design, implementation and operation of national electronic identity schemes, applications and services.
The Happy Flow multi-stakeholder initiative, launched last May by Vision-Box and the Aruba Happy Flow working group (composed of the Aruba Government, the Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport, Schiphol Airport, the Dutch Government and KLM), has turned into a world reference, changing the way airport operations and passenger experience are perceived.
The Aruba Happy Flow project was the first 100% self-service journey across the airport, offering innovative biometric common-use touch-points for passengers and a powerful pervasive orchestration platform. Throughout the airport progression, passengers have to show their passport only once at check-in, afterwards moving quickly through the airport, simply looking at a face camera smoothly embedded in the different self-service passenger touch-points that recognize their facial features on the fly.
Happy Flow provides more secure and agile passenger identification, privacy-responsible data sharing, boosted efficiencies and even more revenue for airlines and airports. Passengers can manage their own journey across the airport with autonomy, convenience and free time for leisure and shopping.
Vision-Box business development managers Pedro Pinto and Lawrence Ng received the award on behalf of the Aruba Happy Flow working group at The Radiant Awards Ceremony, held on December 1st, at the 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity, APSCA’s annual event.
“Happy Flow has itself been an incredible journey,” said Pinto. “The whole aviation industry has recognized this landmark initiative and governments, airports and airlines have been engaging enormously since the Happy Flow launch in Aruba, even in Asia! They have clearly understood that Happy Flow will effectively change airports for the better and especially people’s lives.”
The two-year long Aruba Happy Flow project has been used by more than 6,000 passengers from 28 different countries in the last six months.
Previously reported, Vision-Box announced in November that Keensight Capital has made a minority equity stake investment in Vision-Box, which will support the growth that the company has been experiencing since 2013.