Biometric IoT Devices Could Practically Eradicate Need for Travel Documents at Airports

New technology that combines biometrics with the Internet of Things was unveiled at Passenger Terminal Expo 2018 in Stockholm this week, and it could practically eradicate the need for travel documents.

Vision-Box has developed the new biometric IoT interaction points, with artificial intelligence and virtual assistants to create a seamless travel experience at airports.

The technology consists of a series of biometric touchpoints, which recognize passengers at any checkpoint such as baggage drops, security checkpoints and immigration clearance. Passengers would only have to show travel documents once at the start of the journey, and after that a simple glance at a touchpoint would verify their identity.

“In addition to the obvious gains in security and efficiency, resulting from a multi-stakeholder platform, orchestra™will grab the intelligence that airports and airlines need to unlock unprecedented traveler experiences and accelerate growth and non-aviation revenue. Airports will be places to experience rather than just a place to hop on a plane to somewhere else,” said Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann.

Vision-Box has created the system Orchestra in response to the ever-increasing stress that it says passengers feel at airports, jumping from one queue to another. If the system is widely implemented, it will also release pressure on overstretched order and customs agents by speeding up processing times.

The software suite takes the form of singular but interconnected IoT devices and front-end applications. These are designed to provide interactive decision making and real-time monitoring of passenger journey, security operations, business rules and workflows configuration, business intelligence and big data analytics, along with other supplemental features that add to the airport management, enhancing efficiencies, security and revenue.

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