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Vision-Box white paper explores potential of contactless biometrics to reduce airport illness risks


Vision-Box biometric boarding facial recognition JFK Terminal One

Vision-Box has published a white paper on the potential of contactless digital identity technology with advanced biometrics can save lives by clearing people quickly and seamlessly at checkpoints in travel hubs and border crossings to prevent physical interaction with potentially infected devices, personnel or surfaces.

“Seamless identification technology can help prevent the transmission of pathogens at airports” makes an argument over its seven pages that by eliminating the need to exchange travel documents, speeding clearance, reducing crowd levels and lineups, and providing easily-disinfected solutions, Vision-Box’s biometric offerings can minimize the risk at travel hub hotspots, as well as the risk of transmission beyond the travel hub or border area.

The white paper notes that current airport operational models could pose a risk of virus transmission, while Seamless Flow solutions leveraging facial biometrics and digital mobile ID apps that have already been gaining momentum may be the new normal as touchless technology is deployed to eliminate bottlenecks and other situations posing increased transmission risk.

“While every airport has planned for incidents such as mass casualties, natural disasters and manmade events, very few have put in place systems to mitigate the risk of communicable disease transmission,” Vision-Box writes in the white paper’s conclusion. “Airports can gauge and manage this risk present throughout the passenger journey by deploying Seamless Flow and Identity Management clearance systems.”

Vision-Box notes that over 100 million travellers use its technology each year, with major customers already invested at scale including Schiphol Amsterdam, Emirates, Gatwick Airport, Bangalore Airport, Los Angeles World Airport, and Aruba. The company recently announced it has won a contract to provide technology for an end-to-end seamless passenger experience at Gatwick.

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