Vision-Box extends biometric partnership with Princess Juliana International Airport

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Vision-Box has extended its partnership with Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) in Sint Maarten, which will see the rollout of the latest biometric service platform across the airport, enabling a seamless experience for all travelers and a modern border control ecosystem at entry and exit of the island.

The contract extension builds on the existing partnership formed in 2015, when PJIAE and the Immigration Border Protection service first sought to enhance passenger experience and security with the launch of Vision-Box’s biometric Automated Border Control solutions, including an Advance Passenger Information System.

The technology is powered by Vision-Box’s Orchestra Digital Identity Management Platform, which will give Sint Maarten stakeholders greater control over the flow of people on-premises, while leveraging a data-rich environment to improve its entry/exit systems including the capacity to consume passenger data insights before arrival.

According to Vision-Box, its contactless technology will offer a sophisticated traveler experience comprising an identification, clearance and safety monitoring environment. The new infrastructure offers a suite of digital tools that reduces or eliminates passenger contact with touchscreen surfaces, and physical interaction with airport and airline staff, thus providing a safe travel experience.

Jeff Lennon, vice president strategic sales and global partnerships at Vision-Box, said, “We are delighted to continue working with PJIAE, and the local government, building on our trusted partnership over the years. Sint Maarten has been going through unprecedented tough times for the last three years following hurricane Irma and the pandemic. We fully embrace the vision of the airport to become one of the role models of an agile digital travel platform in the region, enabling them to attract more happy tourists to foster GDP and sustainability in the mid-term. The Orchestra Digital Identity Management Platform will be a springboard for passenger satisfaction, making Sint Maarten a top choice and seamless destination to travel to.”

Michel Hyman, chief operating officer of Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport, added, “The airport industry is going through a major business transformation. To remain aligned with the industry’s future development, technology will play a vital facet of a seamless travel journey at airports to ensure a smooth operation and positive passenger experience. The technology will simplify the operations at the border and security checkpoints. The automatic controls will offer security suitability while improving the process of biometric identity checks against various watchlists. Our extended partnership with Vision-Box is the ideal platform to support our market recovery and future sustainability, taking advantage of the successful collaboration we built our trust upon.”

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