Vision-Box and Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) has announced an agreement to provide biometric boarding at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 1. Lufthansa is launching the technology and other airlines are expected to follow suit.
The biometric platform is designed to securely identify travellers with a glance at a camera and instantly verify their identity with US Customs and Border Protection. The one-step process validates the eligibility of the traveller without having to present a passport or boarding pass. Passengers’ personal biographic and biometric data is managed by a thoroughly audited and certified software platform. No personal data or images is stored by private entities and only the US government maintains the US departure information.
Vision-Box, has also entered into an extended 5-year contract with the Australian Department of Home Affairs for Departure SmartGate services. Vision-Box will support Home Affairs in implementing several initiatives that improve border processes. In the short-term, the focus will be on the extension of the Support & Maintenance agreement until June 2026, together with some innovation in the area of Departures SmartGates for automated border control.