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Vision-Box face recognition algorithm tops ranks at NIST

Posted: 6 June 2019 | | No comments yet

Latest NIST tests confirm new facial-recognition algorithm from Vision-Box is a highly performant solution for the seamless travel concept.

Latest NIST tests confirm new facial-recognition algorithm from Vision-Box

Vision-Box, the global provider of biometric-based digital identity solutions and seamless travel platforms, has submitted their facial recognition algorithm to to tests conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), outperforming other top competitors.

NIST provides an independent assessment of facial recognition technology for industry, governments and law enforcement agencies across the globe. The latest benchmark covering 109 algorithms from over 63 providers has ranked Vision-Box´s algorithm within the top 15. In particular, the performance in the live-to-live recognition testset demonstrates it is a highly-performant face-recognition solution for usage in seamless traveller programmes.

Vision-Box FR™ facial-recognition algorithm is based on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies, guaranteeing a continuous, fast and automated self-improving ability. The Vision-Box Research and Innovation team hosts a highly-qualified and dedicated group of AI experts that continually seek to improve the performance of its biometric capture, matching engines and related technologies. The focus is particularly on applications in the aviation and border control sectors, in which the company has a dominant market position.

Vision-Box FR™ is part of the company’s flagship Orchestra™ seamless traveller portfolio. It includes cloud-ready Identity Management-as-a-Service (IdMaaS) architecture that connects stakeholders, including border control authorities, airlines and airports. The goal is to optimise their biometrically-enabled passenger process points that use advanced AI and IoT technology. This scalable solution securely enables a single biometric token for matching services beyond borders. Everybody wins, with a much more connected, user-friendly, quicker and secure travel experience, that respects citizen’s privacy and any legal frameworks.

Vision-Box FR™ is an integral part of Orchestra™ and shall be available to all its current and future customers, within the suite, as a native biometric service, providing a trusted digital identity, biometric recognition technology and a collaborative identity management platform accessible to various authorised stakeholders.

Vision-Box CEO, Miguel Leitmann, said: “Receiving this recognition confirms our ambition to provide one of the leading matching services integrated within our Orchestra™ suite, a technology which is continuously being optimised for passenger handling in large-scale scenarios. We are dedicating the same level of attention to matching performance, as we have been successfully doing so for the biometric capture, because both have to go hand-in-hand, if accurate performance is expected in highly-scaled implementations.

“Several ongoing deployments are taking advantage of our technology today, providing conditions where airports, airlines and border police can finally collaborate in a privacy-by-design certified environment, eliminating the legacy of separated data silos and handling sensitive data challenges related to identity management in collaboration”.

Latest NIST tests confirm new facial-recognition algorithm from Vision-Box

The current most advanced One iD programmes leverage a single token system, live in Amsterdam-Schiphol, Dubai, Bangalore and Aruba, and consider the hundreds of passenger process points, operating from curb to gate. This releases passengers from the printed paper or electronic document presentation hassles and reduces long queues, while transforming the whole journey into a digital, seamless and much safer travel experience.

Just using a face and intuitively walking through the workflow at the control points, like check-in, baggage drop, security screening, border control, lounge access or boarding, the passengers’ process will be handled in the background through Orchestra, simultaneously and together with all other seamless travellers. The platform is connecting the travellers’ journey at each process point towards the aircraft, while providing all stakeholders with critical real-time information to plan, collaborate and operate more efficiently.

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