Vision-Box® is awarded with the prestigious Asian SESAMES Award in the category for hardware, managing the electronic ID-Cards life cycle

The Asian SESAMES Award aim to reward the most innovative technological products developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless technology.
With this award, the industry recognizes Vision-Box’s smart dispenser as the most advanced and cost-effective solution to handle the self-service delivery and renewal process for ID-Cards, guaranteeing finally a truly end-to-end chain of trust to the issuing authorities.
Hong Kong, April 3, 2013, Vision-Box®, leader in electronic identity solutions and in automated border control systems has won the prestigious Asian SESAME Award during the CARTES Asia 2013 edition.
By introducing a multimodal biometric identification solution and a smart cartridge system into the self-service and self-contained dispensing unit, Vision-Box has once again re-shaped the market trend, by inventing a new front-end for use in public spaces, allowing a closer connection between citizens and the issuing authority during the expensive life-cycle of the electronic ID-Card issuance, delivery and renewal processes.
The vb e-pass dispenser is much more secure and economical than traditional manual and over the counter services that involve a direct interaction with the public.
In its essence, the vb e-pass dispenser automatically identifies the citizen by using face, finger and iris or combined biometrics, opening an online session with the life-cycle system, thus allowing the user to initiate requests for or provide updates to an ID-Card issuance or renewal process. In the same way, the dispenser internally manages each individual ID-Card (up to 5.000 per dispenser) right up to the moment before it is delivered to the citizen by the machine, providing the issuing authority with a true end-to-end chain of trust.
The solution is also integrated with the card production life cycle, sending to the central database the newly captured biometric data and also any updated biographic information. The first vb e-pass dispensers have been deployed in the Middle East.
The vb e-pass dispenser is a fully integrated solution for:
•             ID- Card and passport renewal
•             ID-Card and passport delivery
•             Card storage (approximately 5 000 cards)
•             Automatic payment with credit card and bank notes
The solution supports:
•             RFID and smart cards, or electronic passports.
•             Biometric Identification of users by face, fingerprint or iris.
•             Photo, fingerprint and iris quality assessment and compliance with the following standards: ICAO 9303, ISO / IEC FCD 19794, 19785, ANSI / NIST, WSQ for FBI.
•             Automatic payment with credit card and bank notes.
Miguel Leitmann, Senior Vice President of Vision-Box S.A., highlights  that “the game change nature of the vb e-pass dispenser and how it is redesigning the interaction possibilities between authorities and citizens or customers has gained the attention of governments, banks and large corporations which have already expressed their interest into the innovative identity and card management solution, looking to benefit from the financial savings intrinsic to this solution, combined with the biometric self-service functionality, ensuring total security and accountability”. Miguel Leitmann added “we are delighted to receive this award, which gives us the clear indication that our technology is answering the complex market needs”
About Vision-Box ® SA:
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box® is the leading provider of and electronic identity solutions and automated border control systems that use ICAO compliant standards.
Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box delivers for governments and issuing authorities solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks, digital document dispensers and personalization systems.
The border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and Immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing different business scenarios, namely security check-points, self-boarding and automated border control smart biometric eGates.
From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products are 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 across the globe.
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