Vision-Box Confirms ‘Long-Term’ Schiphol Airport Partnership

Vision-Box has confirmed that it is the biometric technology partner for Schiphol airport’s new biometric passenger screening initiative, and it’s buckling in for the long haul.

Vision-Box Confirms 'Long-Term' Schiphol Airport PartnershipThe project was announced this week, with authorities at the Dutch airport revealing that they would trial a biometric passenger screening option in collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Interested passengers will be able to register their passports, boarding passes, and biometric data, and thereafter proceed through a dedicated security screening lane that uses automated biometric identification to speed up the security process.

Vision-Box would appear to be the natural choice for the airport, given that it was the technology vendor for Aruba Happy Flow, a biometric passenger screening program based in the Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport and in which KLM and Schiphol were partners. Vision-Box’s profile has only raised higher since then with additional deployments, and the company says Schiphol has granted it a contract for “a long-term modernization program” that will establish “a pioneering end-to-end biometric-based passenger journey.”

Exact timelines for the project haven’t yet been announced, but in its own announcement earlier this week Schiphol indicated that it aims to become a “leading digital airport” in 2018.

February 9, 2017 – by Alex Perala