Vision-Box is unlocking the Smart City using biometrics as single token

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Cannes was the city selected by Vision-Box™ to announce the innovation, during the internationally renowned Trustech, taking place from November 29th to December 1st, and this year incorporating Cartes Secure Connexions. Happy Flow Smart City has brought biometrics into every identification process of daily life.

This revolutionizing concept will change people's lives. The impact of generalized biometric identification is measured by convenience and trust.

Following the widespread use of biometrics in electronic documents, border control and plenty of other contexts, as well as the ongoing adoption of face biometrics as the single token at major international airports, it’s time for Happy Flow to extend the positive traveler experience outside the airport and into the city.

“How many times are citizens identified every day? Every time someone uses a credit card, every time a password is inserted or every time a passport, ID card or driver’s license is provided, identification happens everywhere and for the most varied purposes. So why not make it simpler, using one single key?” Miguel Leitmann, CEO at Vision-Box™, asks.

The vision of Happy Flow Smart City is to revolutionize the interaction model among citizens, governments, travel stakeholders, and additional private interests, whereby the former will access, in a quick and streamlined manner, a series of services usually characterized by bottlenecks of time and efficiency, stemming from the need to verify and authenticate their identities. Identity thus is verified by way of biometrics, in replacement of passport, ID Card, boarding pass, keys, passwords among other traditional tokens, easing access to multiple services, in a quick, uncomplicated, modern way.

So what is Happy Flow Smart City?

Happy Flow Smart City is a user-centric multi-environment identification ecosystem based on smart touchpoint technology, biometric tokens and web-based services integrated into a system designed to facilitate citizen enrollment and identification processes in official or commercial transactions with government, travel and private enterprise stakeholders.

Whether requesting new documents, crossing borders, booking hotels, buying souvenirs or entering casinos, the system securely verifies the user’s identity through facial, iris, or fingerprint authentication.

What is the system composed of?

There are several crucial pillars to build a Trusted Chain of Identity:

  • User-centric biometric touch-points devised to enroll or verify the identity of a passenger. Regardless of the form - mobile app, a check-in kiosk or an eGate – they are endowed with secure authentication algorythms to allow or deny transactions, whether access to a plane or a payment, among others.
  • A digital Passenger Data Envelope (PDE), an individual, privacy-protected data structure. Created at the first interaction with a touchpoint, it gathers key biometric and biographic features and follows its owner through all interactions, updating the history of transactions.
  • Orchestra™, a powerful orchestration platform integrating the whole infrastructure, capturing, matching, processing and distributing large amounts of data from and to different sources, leveraging actionable information for all stakeholders and securing citizen privacy.

How will Happy Flow impact Smart Cities?

According to Pedro Torres, Head of Marketing at Vision-Box™, “this revolutionizing concept will change people's lives. The impact of generalized biometric identification is measured by convenience and trust. It offers governments enhanced security through elimination of identity fraud, efficiency through optimization of personnel, and gives commercial interests an innovative leap forward in service levels and Business Intelligence-driven revenue.” As to benefits for the traveler, he adds “It enhances purchasing and utilization experiences which require consumer identification, transforming them in fully user-centric experiences, allowing consumers to use biometric tokens as proof of identity and authorization, in agile and seamless document-free processes.”

What’s new @Trustech 2016?

Vision-Box™ Stand #D088 at Trustech will receive the first ever biometric Smart City. Don’t miss out on the demonstration. CEO Miguel Leitmann will be presenting his vision at the Main Trustech stage on November 30th 2016.

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