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Dutch airport demonstrating facial biometric solution developed by Vision Box
AMSTERDAM Feb. 10, 2017 – Boarding quickly and easily without showing your boarding pass or passport is the goal of the biometric boarding trial in operation at Schiphol Airport. Involving KLM, the three-month initiative intends to test facial recognition to expedite and speed up passenger boarding, recognizing them by their face.
At a specially selected gate at the airport, a dedicated kiosk was made available for passengers to register for the trial, by scanning their passport and their boarding pass, as well as enroll their face image. This will allow them to quickly go through a biometric eGate simply looking at a camera, without showing any document.
Vision-Box™ and Schiphol have been working together in the scope of the recently announced framework agreement, developing innovations and creating smart ways of improving ease of travel, speed, and airport processes. As the airport aims to become “Leading Digital Airport” in 2018, Vision-Box™ was the partner allowing one further step in that direction.
It is expected that after the trial, biometric boarding will roll out to more boarding gates at the airport.
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box™ is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO- compliant standards.
The biometric border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios which englobe security check-points, self-boarding gates and automated border control gates.
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Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box™ also delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrollment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers.
Starting with the process of identity enrollment, covering the life cycle of a biometric identity document and finally assuring its verification and identification towards the user, Vision-Box™’s product portfolio is linked together through a powerful service platform, which orchestrates the trusted chain of identity of the citizen. Vision-Box™’s solution portfolio enables the implementation of advanced border management systems, integrated with advanced digital video analytics solutions, intelligent biometric and biographic data management engines and danger management functionalities.
Vision-Box™ operates over 1200 Automated Border Control solutions in more than 70 international airports and has over 3000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.