Connect:ID conference will, for the third time, explore in depth the human identity in the 21st century, and Vision-Box will bring its experience of deploying over three thousand biometric border control and civil identity management solutions worldwide, presenting its vision of automated and integrated US borders.
In a time where severe security threats haunt international borders around the world, one of the greatest challenges that arises is how to involve all government and travel industry stakeholders in ensuring physical security of borders, facilitating traveler flow and safeguarding personally identifiable information.
Vision-Box (vision-box.com) 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.
Orchestra™ is an innovative, user-centric and comprehensive common-use-based platform for integrated border management, aggregating valuable actionable intelligence tools to guarantee a reliable identification of travelers and of people of interest, risk anticipation, passenger flow monitoring in real-time, process exception handling and the improvement of overall monitoring metrics of traveler flows, through an unmatched data analytics capability.
Orchestra™ is devised for managed services, joining border control authorities, government, as well as other Travel Industry stakeholders, such as airports and airlines, always complying with the Privacy by Design principle for secure, segmented information transactions.
In the particular context of the USA, Vision-Box has been responsible for the most meaningful steps towards a future biometric Entry/Exit implementation. A pilot at Otay Mesa land border crossing is demonstrating how face and iris biometric recognition at self-service kiosks facilitates immigration process and enhances border security. JFK International Airport has recently started using facial recognition technology at immigration booths to match traveler’s faces to the photo on their passport, which is a significant step forward in conducting biometric verification of every person requesting admission to the United States. And these are some recent major projects. In fact, all major international US airports are already benefiting from Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks with face recognition technology to speed up the entry process for international arriving passengers, including Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and New York JFK amongst others.
The reliability of biometric identification and verification results in more secure and faster border control processes, with APC kiosks already reportedly reducing average waiting times up to 40% in many airports.
Dr. Michael Petrov, Vision-Box North America Managing Director states that “The implementation of self-service biometric solutions such as APC kiosks is a positive step in overcoming border management challenges, but in the long run a more comprehensive strategy is demanded, namely towards an integrated Biometric Entry/Exit system consistently implemented across all air, land and sea borders.
Our innovative Happy Flow is live in Aruba since May 2015. This innovative traveler flow informational management framework, which uses biometrics as a single airport journey token, is a relevant part of this equation for a future integrated concepts which span across travel industry operators and the government and may even extend across country borders in certain preclearance implementations.”
“The future of borders and travel experience: a single biometric token to streamline passenger flow” will be the theme co-presented by Jean-François Lennon, Vice President for Global Business Development and Sales of Vision-Box, and Annet Steenbergen, Pre-Clearance Program Manager of Aruba Government, at Connect:ID conference. Vision-Box will be demonstrating the technological basis for a biometric Entry/Exit solution at stand #300. The entrance to the exhibition is free.