Vision-Box enters into a major contract with Australian government

After a successful tendering process launched in December 2016, Vision-Box is now ready to release its an automated border control solution.


Vision-Box has today entered into a contract with the Australian Government to deliver the world’s first automated ‘contactless’ traveller clearance processes for people arriving in Australia by air at all international airports.

This contract was celebrated in the scope of the Seamless Traveller program and will expand Vision-Box’s successful presence in Australia initially sustained by its important work on the project that began in 2015 after the Australian Government selected the company to provide biometric border control SmartGates at all Airports’ departures.

This three-year contract will deliver the next generation of Automated Border Control passenger-processing technology. Vision Box’s latest innovations will assist the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to collect and verify biometric data from all passengers arriving at Australian International Airports.

It will also deliver a new capability that will enable known travellers to self-process through the border without the need to physically use a passport (contactless), entirely relying on facial recognition technology.

Miguel Leitmann, Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of Vision-Box said that:

“This contract represents an unparalleled milestone in the history of automation at the border, since it is the first time a government will implement biometric identification through contactless services. We are permanently investing in R&D to bring innovation at the service of more secure and frictionless border control solutions. By selecting Vision-Box, the Australian Government once again puts its trust onto us, to build their leading ambition, which is an amazing recognition to our commitment to society in this respect. This is the result of our long-term dedication and the teamwork we have been able to nurture with the DIBP, and I am very proud of what our people have achieved for our customer and how they feel being part of something bigger: making the world a better place.”

Founded in 2001, Vision-Box is the leading provider of digital and biometric solutions for Automated Border Control, seamless passenger handling, electronic identity management and intelligent security solutions that use ICAO-compliant standards.


The solution portfolio aimed for airports, airlines and immigration authorities, includes passenger touchpoints addressing workflows for biometric check-in, entry-exit checks, API/PNR checks, baggage dropping, security check, automated border control and self-boarding.

Within the correlated ID-management segment, Vision-Box also delivers to governments and issuing authorities, many solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers as well as the underlying life-cycle management platform.

In general, Vision-Box’s scope of intervention reaches out to all citizens who have to proof their identity to transact within any process with authorities or related stakeholders, extending the use of biometrics beyond the aviation segment, towards modern environments like smart cities or smart offices. Starting with the process of identity enrolment and covering the life cycle of a biometric identity throughout the citizen’s trusted journey, assuring its verification or identification at any time, Vision-Box’s product portfolio operates on top of a powerful and commonly used service platform, which orchestrates the trusted chain of identity of the citizen.

Every year, hundreds of millions of passengers are processed by Vision-Box digital systems, installed right at the heart of the most prestigious and critical governmental organisations, who trust our biometric identity and security management solutions to provide their citizens a safer world.
Vision-Box operates over 2000 automated border control solutions in more than 80 international airports, ports and land borders and has over 4000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.

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