UK biometric face recognition provider Aurora acquired by Vision RT
Vision RT has acquired Aurora Computer Services Limited, including Aurora–AI. Vision RT develops technology for surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) and is part of the William Demant Invest family, a Danish medtech investor whose companies employed over 18,200 people in 2018 with total revenues greater than $3.3B.
Aurora’s expertise in AI, also encompassing analytics and modelling of complex systems, is now directly accessible by Vision RT, opening up exciting opportunities for future product development. Aurora’s facial recognition technology has deployed across multiple security-critical industries including pre-boarding checks and threat detection in UK airports and beyond.
“Aurora’s best-in-class solutions for face recognition, developed for the very demanding air industry, are ideally suited to address our customers’ needs for patient safety in healthcare,” explained Dr Norman Smith, CEO of Vision RT. “We are delighted to welcome the innovative and world-class Aurora team to our group and look forward to collaborating on multiple projects as we deepen and broaden our R&D capabilities and accelerate our technology leadership in SGRT and beyond.”
“With similar company cultures and a strong focus on service excellence, we are excited to be joining Vision RT and by extension the William Demant Invest family,” added Dr Tom Heseltine, CEO of Aurora. “Through this transaction, we look forward to working closely with Vision RT in healthcare as well as growing our capabilities and market share in our existing core sectors, in particular, the air industry, which remains a high priority market in our future roadmap.”
Aurora will continue to operate as a stand-alone company under Vision RT’s ownership.