- Company is lauded for innovative, competitively priced end-to-end solutions backed by exceptional customer service
LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the border control and biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Vision-Box with the 2013 European Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award.
Over the last five years, Vision-Box has made strong gains, registering 28-30 per cent year-on-year growth. Its strategic focus on facial recognition technology, backed by a unique end-to-end solution, has enabled Vision-Box to win five of the eight deployments in the Schengen area.
"Outstanding products, advanced technologies, competitively priced offerings and superior customer service have underpinned Vision-Box's success," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krzysztof Rutkowski. "Another key element has been its decision to focus on multimodal biometrics, an unobtrusive set of technologies for passengers, which aligns with border control's current technology requirements."
In the mid 2000's, Vision-Box made the decision to focus on facial recognition technology, resulting in the development of a robust and compelling product. The multimodal automatic border control (ABC) eGate developed by Vision-Box - vb i-match - fully supports multimodal biometrics (iris, fingerprint and facial recognition).
"The technology behind Vision-Box's multimodal biometrics increases throughput and passenger convenience, given that passengers are not required to enroll in the case of the face recognition biometric," explained Rutkowski. "The system simply verifies the passenger with the passport (token), supporting high levels of seamless, non-intrusive security."
Vision-Box's offering is highly robust, has rapid clearance times and has always exceeded the false reject and false acceptance threshold set by border control agencies. It has an ultra-compact design, is flexible and modular. The system has been successfully deployed at Schiphol airport, the 6th busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic as well, as at other land, air and sea borders, across the world.
At a time of high price sensitivity, Vision-Box offers customers advanced technology at extremely competitive prices. The company is able to achieve this through managing the entire business process internally and providing a full end-to-end, highly flexible and versatile solution that caters to customer and market demands.
The company focuses on customer service, engaging with end-users from the deployment of the total infrastructure to the maintenance of the system. Following implementation of the system, Vision-Box assigns personnel to control and maintain the solution to address any issues and ensure that continued service is not disrupted. Additionally, it provides end-users with software updates, which continually make the system more user-friendly.
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the fastest measured rate of change of market share of a specific vertical market. This Award recognises how fast a company increases its vertical penetration of a market, in terms of revenues or units as specified.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of automated border control systems and electronic identity solutions that use ICAO compliant standards. The product portfolio ranges from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks, digital document dispensers and personalization systems, ranging from portable and hand held biometric units through to smart biometric ABC eGates, security check-point and self-boarding gates. From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products can be linked together through a powerful IT-platform, vb i-shield®. Vision-Box's vb i-shield®, which enables the implementation of an advanced border management system, also integrates with advanced digital video management solutions, intelligent biometric and biographic search engines and danger management functionalities.
Vision-Box® ® operates automated borders in more than 30 international airports and over 3.000 electronic identity systems in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
For more information please visit www.vision-box.com
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