Bengaluru airport goes live with Vision-Box, One-ID biometric platform
July 24, 2019: The Kempegowda International (BLR) Airport, in partnership with Vistara, has launched Vision-Box and installed One-ID biometric platform technology that will enable passengers to breeze through BLR Airport.
July 24, 2019: The Kempegowda International (BLR) Airport, in partnership with Vistara, has launched Vision-Box and installed One-ID biometric platform technology that will enable passengers to breeze through BLR Airport. The 'Early Go Live' initiative is a fully biometric based self-boarding solution for seamless flow from registration to boarding.
The final phase of Early Go Live will be completed by early 2020, making it the largest deployment of an end-to-end paperless biometric programme in Asia with over 350 passenger touchpoints at BLR Airport Terminal 1.
Vistara’s Departure Control System (DCS) has been integrated with the technology, allowing effortless processing at the entry to the terminal, passenger security screening and the boarding gate. All Vistara flights are expected to be integrated into the biometric boarding process at BLR Airport by October 2019.
“BIAL is extremely excited to rollout this Digi Yatra-based biometric technology that has the potential to make the passenger experience at the BLR Airport seamless, secure and enjoyable. As the gateway to a new India, BLR Airport would like to be a frontrunner amongst next-generation airport operations, said Hari Marar, MD & CEO at Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL)
BLR Airport aims to integrate the process with check-in / self-bag-drop to include other domestic and international airlines over the next few days. In the final stage, the technology will be integrated with the Digi Yatra Central Platform that is currently being architectured by the central government’s Digi Yatra Foundation.
Passengers can simply enroll their ID and biometric data, combined with their flight details, before entering the Terminal. As they travel through the airport, passengers can put their travel documents away, as they will be authenticated and verified at every touchpoint by state-of-the-art biometric technology. Stringent standards of privacy will ensure the highest degree of safety and security. The biometric data is used only for authentication and verification of passengers to assist the boarding process and not for recognition. In addition, the passenger data is deleted within a few hours of flight completion.
The technology and process will be used at the upcoming Terminal 2 Project after a full end-to-end trial and integration into the Digi Yatra Platform being developed by the Digi Yatra Foundation.
“Vision-Box was selected by BLR Airport a few months ago to deliver a trusted biometric platform that enables a digital friction-less passenger experience, resembling ‘a walk in the park’. Here we are together inaugurating the first stage of the Digi Yatra Seamless Flow programme, which is a premiere in India and the largest initiative in Asia. Most importantly, it will become a major growth handler for BLR, by enhancing capacity, efficiency and security, while offering a modern experience for passengers,” commented Miguel Leitmann, CEO, Vision-Box.