AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘CONTACTLESS’ TRAVELLER CLEARANCE SYSTEM

Vision-Box has today entered into a contract with the Australian Government to deliver what it claims to be the world’s first automated ‘contactless’ traveller clearance processes for airline passengers arriving in Australia.

The next generation of Automated Border Control passenger-processing technology will be introduced under the umbrella of Australia’s Seamless Traveller programme and be installed at all international airports.

According to Vision Box, the new system will assist the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to collect and verify biometric data from all passengers arriving at Australian International Airports.

It will also deliver a new capability that will enable known travellers toself-process through the border without the need to physically use a passport (contactless), entirely relying on facial recognition technology.

Miguel Leitmann, CEO and co-Founder of Vision-Box, says: “This contract represents an unparalleled milestone in the history of automation at the border, since it isthe first time a government will implement biometric identification through contactless services.

“We are permanently investing in R&D to bring innovation at the service of more secure and frictionless border control solutions.

“By selecting Vision-Box, the Australian Government once again puts its trust onto us, to build their leading ambition, which is an amazing recognition to our commitment to society in this respect.

“This is the result of our long-term dedication and the teamwork we have been able to nurture with the DIBP, and I am very proud of what our people have achieved for our customer and how they feel being part of something bigger: making the world a better place.”