Vision-Box introducing new biometric passenger platform at connect:ID

March 11, 2016 - 

Vision-Box will be demonstrating its biometrics passenger processing system at connect:ID next week in Washington, D.C.

In a statement, the company said it has developed “an innovative integrated approach to border management and traveler facilitation, which includes a powerful orchestration platform connecting different land, air and sea border immigration systems with traveler-centric self-service touchpoints for biometric verification at every Entry/Exit port of a country”.

Using facial biometrics as a single token, the streamlined, paperless method authenticates passengers from check-in to departure, resulting in a significant decrease in passenger waiting times, improved operations, and a strong collaboration between airlines, airport and border control authorities.

Vision-Box’s new platform, Orchestra, is designed for airports, airlines and governments’ managed services, integrating real-time passenger flow management, security and privacy infrastructure and actionable intelligence through effective data analytics capability.

“[Orchestra is] the only common-use management platform bringing stakeholders together, building powerful business intelligence and helping to cope with soaring passenger numbers while offering a unique passenger-centric experience,” said Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann. “Airports have to go digital: what really needs to expand is not physical space or resources; it is intelligence. And for that you need powerful orchestration.”

As the first platform ever based on an end-to-end self-service passenger experience, Orchestra converts passenger data and people’s flow taken from border control authorities into actionable intelligence. The data has proved to lead to accelerated efficiency, improved risk anticipation and security and new revenue growth.

Throughout the passenger’s airport experience, biometrics are used as a single authentication token to activate the passenger’s transactions at each touch-point. This is conducted by using services and data from a virtual Passenger Data Envelope, which will be used by stakeholders according to privacy by design and permission-based policies to improve efficiency, security and deliver better services.

Vision-Box says it been involved in steps towards a future biometric entry/exit implementation in the United States, including in a pilot at Otay Mesa land border crossing and at JFK International Airport in New York.

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