Vision-Box highlights role in Schiphol face recognition pilot
09 February 2017 15:35 GMT

Portuguese identity firm Vision-Box has noted that its technology is being used in a key face recognition pilot in the Netherland’s Schiphol airport.

On Wednesday, Dutch airline KLM revealed that it is conducting a major trial of biometric boarding in Schiphol airport, with face recognition being used to identify passengers.

“The framework agreement [between KLM and Vision-Box] consists of a long-term modernization program that will bring to life a pioneering end-to-end biometric-based passenger journey. It is founded on completely redesigned, document-less, self-service passenger-centric touch-points”, the company wrote in a statement.

 The trial, which will last a minimum of three months and will take place at a specially selected gate at the airport, will test the accuracy of the technology and the ultimate aim is to make the boarding process as quick and easy as possible. 

"The ultimate aim is to make the boarding process as quick and easy as possible for our passengers", said the airline. Part of the airport's plans to become the “leading digital airport” by 2018, the solution requires that  passengers register first.  

Miguel Leitmann, CEO at Vision-Box, stated that “We are proud to announce this real premiere in the Aviation industry at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Our commitment is to present a completely modernized passenger experience, based on a shared vision of the digital airport."