Vision-Box (vision-box.com), the global leader in biometric-based travel solutions, has unveiled at the Dubai Airshow (dubaiairshow.aero) a groundbreaking solution which is set to define the future of the aviation industry. Introducing the “Free Flow”, this technology marks a milestone in the evolution of Seamless Travel Experiences, enhancing the speed of passenger processing by a significant order of magnitude.
The 'Free Flow' technology was successfully showcased at the Dubai Airshow, and it is poised to transform the travel experience worldwide: seamless, contactless and on-the-move, without the traditional queuing found at standard barriers.
Passengers will be able to arrive at the airport with clearance to travel, they will breeze through the terminals using biometrics through corridors, integrated with a newly designed and advanced camera system as well as with a passenger guidance configuration. This solution eliminates the need for the traditional narrow and gated access controls, which cause queues and passenger frustration.
‘Free Flow’ replaces gated access with smart and wider corridors with AI-based image processing and tracking technology deployed. A risk-based passenger profiling platform will allow airlines, airports and border forces to configure their preferred workflow and passenger status in advance. This will move the time-consuming transactions away from the actual checkpoints. Vision-Box’s Mobile SDK, which was showcased as well, will significantly contribute by enabling the passenger’s experience. The resulting app removes bottlenecks away from the airports, considering that check-in, document checks and enrollments can be made before the journey on a passenger’s phone. Speed is of the essence for the ‘Free Flow’ experience.
The underlying Seamless Journey Platform® allows for the separation of airline transactional processing with passenger identification. This combines further innovative technologies to optimize the workflow, such as; smartphone biometric registration with consented data usage, dynamic customer status updates, mobile customer activation and notifications, soft-boarding and fast on-the-move biometric capture and identification.
In a ‘Free Flow’ transaction, it allows travellers to navigate through an airport seamlessly, enhancing the flying experience and removing the need of presenting physical documents or boarding passes.
Vision-Box’s Seamless Journey Platform® serves as a collaborative ecosystem between multiple stakeholders, orchestrating real-time data & events integration with biometric devices as well as integrating the traditional transactions & checks taking place at the physical touchpoints, such as Borders, CUSS and CUPPS. This reduces the time for the passenger significantly by utilising the specialised corridors.
The introduction of this innovative solution offers a multitude of benefits that prioritize efficiency, security, and convenience for passengers and stakeholders alike. By investing in advanced image-capture, pax-processing technologies and free-flow biometrics; the airlines, airports, and government entities can increase the level of automation and improve operational performance while delivering secure and fast passenger experiences. This has been a persistent request from the industry and our partners. Additionally, with passenger consent, travel stakeholders can use passenger data and event or status tracking to significantly optimize their existing cost structures and generate new and more valuable revenue streams.
The incorporation of mobile experiences, orchestrated journeys and ‘Free Flow’ solutions that are integrated with AI biometrics and machine learning image processing is the future. This future also recognises the threats from bad actors, we protect ‘Free Flow’ by deploying highly accurate presentation attack detection algorithms, utilizing the highest standards of security and privacy. This initiative, with a strong emphasis on the strategic utilization of consented data, facilitates an expanded usage for integrated passenger processing, thereby amplifying the overall user experience and fostering an interconnected data ecosystem between trusted stakeholders, including the passenger.
"Since its inception in 2001, Vision-Box has strategically kept all essential technological and manufacturing competencies in-house, this applies to both hardware and software. This allows us to innovate seamlessly, and in many respects influence the trends in automation and digitalization of the aviation and border control industries around the world. This has allowed us to listen to key trends and to collaborate with our customers in their journey. Aligning our customer's strategic challenges with our vision, within an environment of partnership and collaboration has enabled Vision-Box to create solutions to support the challenges of passenger processing.
Launching ‘Free Flow’ today, shows again, that we have listened to our dearest customers in alignment with our vision. We are very proud to be taking a further lead in the Seamless Travel experiences for years to come. In my view, ‘Free Flow’ is the only viable experience that will cope with the increasing passenger numbers. With the introduction of the 'Free Flow' technology, we are not just simplifying the travel experience; we are redefining it. Collaborating with such forward-thinking partners and stakeholders shows that we can reshape the global travel landscape and set a new standard for the industry. The future of travel is here, and we are excited to be leading the way." said Miguel Leitmann, CEO and Founder of Vision-Box.