Vision RT acquires Aurora, World Leader in Facial Recognition and Deep Learning AI techniques

25th April 2019
Brenda Della Casa

25th April 2019 – Vision RT, announced today the acquisition of Aurora Computer Services Limited, including AuroraAI 

Aurora’s unique facial recognition technology has been proven through widespread use across multiple security-critical industries including pre-boarding checks and threat detection in UK airports, including Heathrow Airport, and beyond. Unlike other facial recognition techniques, Aurora’s robust solution does not require dedicated personnel to intervene regularly in the event of false matches.  

Aurora’s expertise in AI, also encompassing analytics and modelling of complex systems, is now directly accessible by Vision RT, opening up exciting opportunities for future product development 

Dr Norman Smith, CEO of Vision RT, said “Aurora’s best-in-class solutions for face recognition, developed for the very demanding air industry, are ideally suited to address our customers’ needs for patient safety in healthcare. We are delighted to welcome the innovative and world-class Aurora team to our group and look forward to collaborating on multiple projects as we deepen and broaden our R&D capabilities and accelerate our technology leadership in SGRT and beyond.” 

Dr Tom Heseltine, CEO of Aurora, said “With similar company cultures and a strong focus on service excellence, we are excited to be joining Vision RT and by extension the William Demant Invest* (WDI) familyThrough this transaction, we look forward to working closely with Vision RT in healthcare as well as growing our capabilities and market share in our existing core sectors, in particular, the air industry, which remains a high priority market in our future roadmap.”  

 Aurora will continue to operate as a stand-alone company under Vision RT’s ownership, now benefitting from the extensive global infrastructure and opportunity offered by Vision RT and WDI. 

To learn more about WDI, see About Vision RT.


About Vision RT 

Vision RT defines the standard of care in Surface Guided Radiation Therapy. Headquartered in London, UK, and employing over 230 staff worldwide, we are a rapidly growing company, providing superior solutions for the radiotherapy market, with products installed in many of the leading treatment centers in the world, including around 70% of the “Best Hospitals for Cancer” in the U.S. News’ Rankings. With more than 70 granted patents plus over 50 pending, we continue to innovate in the radiation oncology space and are committed to making SGRT the standard of care for all patients, worldwide. 

Vision RT is part of the William Demant Invest (WDI) family, a leading Danish Medtech investor with a long-term investment perspective. The companies in William Demant Invest employed over 18,200 people during 2018 with total revenues of greater than $3.3bn.   

About Aurora Computer Services Limited 

Aurora is a leading provider of biometric face recognition systems and Artificial Intelligence solutions with over two decades of experience using its proprietary technology. We are proud to have developed systems that are widely deployed and used by a range of prestigious clients across critical applications such as aviation and infrastructure construction security.