Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) in Sint Maarten has extended its biometric technology contract with Vision-Box.

The expanded deal will see the installation of the latest and innovative biometric service platform across the airport.

This partnership is expected to support the economic recovery of the island following the impacts of Hurricane Irma and Covid-19.

This contract extension builds on the firm’s partnership with PJIAE in 2015.

In 2015, PJIAE and the Immigration Border Protection service launched Vision-Box’s biometric Automated Border Control (ABC) solutions along with an Advance Passenger Information System (APIS).

The latest technology uses the Orchestra digital identity management platform, which is an advanced contactless passenger processing technology that provides safety and security for passengers at the airport in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It also helps Sint Maarten stakeholders to have control over the flow of people on-premises and improves entry/exit systems by collecting passenger data insights before their arrival at the airport.

Vision-Box Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships vice-president Jeff Lennon said: “Sint Maarten has been going through unprecedented tough times for the last three years following hurricane Irma and the pandemic.

“The Orchestra digital identity management platform will be a springboard for passenger satisfaction, making Sint Maarten a top choice and seamless destination to travel to.”

The company noted that the new technology offers a range of digital tools that help to reduce or eliminate passenger contact with touchscreen surfaces, as well as the physical interaction with airport and airline staff.