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Vision-Box deploying biometric boarding platform at JFK airport terminal one


Vision-Box has partnered with New York’s JFK Airport Terminal One Group to modernize passenger processing and roll out one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms in the USA. Terminal One is home to 26 international carriers including Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines and the Terminal One Group Association (TOGA).

According to the announcement, JFK Airport and TOGA are adopting the seamless biometrics-based passenger management platform as a strategic long-term growth pillar.

Vision-Box will deploy a self-service biometric boarding solution in Terminal 1 to speed up the boarding process. International travelers will be able to board their aircraft in just a few seconds using biometric eGates, which will match passengers live faces with previously enrolled and stored ones, eliminating the need to use a passport or boarding pass.

“Biometric self-boarding is one of our top priorities – improving the passenger experience and enhancing security and safety for all those who travel at JFK Terminal One,” explains TOGA executive director Steve Rowland. “We are proud to pilot this unique, paperless, biometric boarding process, and CBP and Vision-Box have been tremendous partners in this effort.”

Lufthansa, which participated in the LA Airport proof of concept, will be the first to use the technology at JFK Terminal One which is its largest USA operation.

“Vision-Box is delivering to the US Government the data required to control a safe and secure border,” comments Miguel Leitmann, Vision-Box CEO. “Amsterdam, Bangalore, Dubai, London-Gatwick, Lisbon, Montevideo, Los Angeles, Sydney, and now JFK Terminal One are all supporting the ‘OneID’ vision and are role models of our network of over 80 airport partners worldwide.”

Trials of new biometric systems are launching and continuing at several airports around the world, as airports and airlines seek to increase automation to speed up identification processes. According to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence the number of biometric touchpoints at airports will increase by 27 percent CAGR between this year and 2022.

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