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Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Gemalto is going to deploy biometric passenger screening systems at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports, the company has announced. It’s going to implement the systems in collaboration with Automatic Systems. In a statement announcing the project, Gemalto suggested that it’s primarily meant “to increase capacity and improve traveler experience.” The screening will be…

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

The TSA has announced that it’s working with United Airlines to install automated eGates at airports across the US the autumn. The organizations are aiming to start with 17 automated lanes at the Newark Liberty International Airport, with more to come soon after at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. In…

Industry Experts To Discuss Biometric Border Control in Webinar

Industry Experts To Discuss Biometric Border Control in Webinar

Biometric technology is transforming border control and national security, making the process of traveling to and from the nations of the world easier, more secure, and—for the agencies deploying next gen identity tech—comprehensive. It’s a global phenomenon, stoked by a necessarily defensive attitude in this age of international terrorism, and embraced by a population eager to travel…

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Air Lines is promoting new efforts to improve passenger processing. Among them are staffing increases, opening new checkpoint lanes, and enabling expedited biometric passenger screening. The measures come as the US Transportation Security Administration struggles with long wait times at airports across the country. It’s a situation that is evidently of some concern to Delta…

Cognitec Upgrades FaceVACS-Entry

Cognitec Upgrades FaceVACS-Entry

Cognitec has upgraded its FaceVACS-Entry system. The eGate border screening solution, which is based on automated facial recognition technology, now features an improved matching algorithm that is better able to scan low-res images; and the system is also now better able to detect fraud attempts in which photos and masks are used, Cognitec says. FaceVACS-Entry version…

Morpho to Provide Tech for Singapore Airport’s FAST Project

Morpho to Provide Tech for Singapore Airport’s FAST Project

Singapore’s Changi airport has chosen Morpho (Safran) to provide the technology for its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) project at the forthcoming Terminal 4. Airport authorities first announced their intention to use biometric identification in the new airport terminal last summer, intending it as a means of fast-tracking passenger processing. Now, they have agreed on…

Dermalog Deploys eGate Solution in Maldives

Dermalog Deploys eGate Solution in Maldives

Germany-based biometric technology company Dermalog has deployed a biometric eGate system to the Maldives. Dermalog’s eGates have begun operation at the Maldives’ Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Their launch coincides with the country’s new passports, which the head of Maldives Immigration says incorporate 34 visible and invisible security features, including biometric data. The new biometric eGates could offer some…

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

Air transport IT specialist SITA has brought its self-service automated border control (ABC) solution to Naples International Airport, the company has announced. SITA’s iBorders Border Automation ABCGates use facial recognition to identify passengers, scanning their faces and matching them against the biometric data contained in their ePassports. SITA says its solution can process travelers in…

Aruba Airport Expands Vision-Box eGate Solution

Aruba Airport Expands Vision-Box eGate Solution

With Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (also known as Aruba Airport) having seen the benefits of biometric Automated Border Control eGates, its managers have now expanded the solution. Aruba Airport has now seen even more eGates at both its Arrivals and Departures areas as of this past December. The airport’s fully automated Happy Flow pilot project was…

Dermalog Announces Dual Fingerprint/Passport Scanner

Dermalog Announces Dual Fingerprint/Passport Scanner

German biometrics developer Dermalog has announced what it calls the world’s first dual fingerprint and passport scanner. Called the VF1, the device can scan both fingerprints and passports on the same surface. The device itself is sleek, black and white, and a little bigger than a shoebox in size. It can capture high-resolution, color images…

Daon Deploys APC Pre-Screening at Dublin Airport

Daon Deploys APC Pre-Screening at Dublin Airport

Biometric identity solutions provider Daon has successfully deployed a biometric pre-clearance system at the Dublin Airport. It’s designed specifically for United States of American Customs and Border Protection, providing travelers destined for the US with an expedited security screening process. The system deployed by Daon uses Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to automate passenger screening. Daon…

Vision-Box Provides Biometric Screening at Major Schengen Border

Vision-Box Provides Biometric Screening at Major Schengen Border

Spanish authorities have implemented a biometric screening system at La Línea de la Concepción, a major border between Spain and Gibraltar. The project was contracted by the Spanish Ministry of Interior and the National Police Force, and was implemented by Vision-Box in collaboration with partner Accenture. The new border control system consists of two major…

CLEAR Hints at Business Expansion with New Board Appointments

CLEAR Hints at Business Expansion with New Board Appointments

Biometric security screening specialist CLEAR has formally announced two new appointments to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Jeffery H. Boyd and Lew Kling. Boyd is the former CEO of Priceline Group, and Lew Kling is the former CEO of Flowserve. Boyd was also a major participant in CLEAR’s latest round of funding,…

Airport Screening Tech Market to Reach $1.63B by 2020

Airport Screening Tech Market to Reach $1.63B by 2020

The airport screening technology market is going to grow markedly over the next several years, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report predicts that spending on passenger screening technologies will rise from $1.42 billion last year to $1.63 billion in the year 2020. According to Frost & Sullivan researcher John Hernandez, the…

San Jose Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

San Jose Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

The Mineta San Jose International Airport is now testing out a pilot program to use biometrics for passenger screening. The system has been implemented by Alaska Airlines and airport security company CLEAR. The program was launched in April and has steadily accumulated a number of enthusiastic participants. It allows Alaska Airlines customers to entirely eschew…

New Zealand Plans Ahead with eGate Expansion

New Zealand Plans Ahead with eGate Expansion

New Zealand is getting 29 more SmartGates to help ease the flow of travelers across its borders. The news comes by way of the country’s Customs Minister, Nicky Wagner. The project is being driven by more than $6 million in funds from the country’s Future Investment Fund as part of an effort to keep pace…

Czech eGate Program Expanded at Václav Havel Airport

Czech Border Police have expanded a biometric eGate program at Prague’s Václav Havel airport. Having initially installed the first automated border control gates back in 2011, secunet was contracted to add an extra ten, all of which were added over the last two weeks. In partnership with Czech Republic-based Vitkovice IT Solutions, secunet installed the eGates, itself providing…

Business is Booming in the APC Kiosk Market: Acuity

Business is Booming in the APC Kiosk Market: Acuity

Business is booming in the automated passport control (APC) kiosk market, according to Acuity Market Intelligence. In a new report, the market research firm calls it the fastest-growing segment of the ABC (automated border control) market. Looking at the last two years, Acuity notes that APC kiosks have been deployed in 37 different airports, with…

New Morpho eGates Coming to Marseille Provence Airport

New Morpho eGates Coming to Marseille Provence Airport

Some new eGate technology is coming to the Marseille Provence Airport (AMP), care of Morpho (Safran). The company will provide the very busy airport with two new PARAFE 2 eGates. The eGates use fingerprint scanning technology to authenticate passengers, and will also have facial recognition capabilities, pending approval by French legislators. The eGates will complement…

Ben-Gurion Airport Expands Biometric Kiosks

Ben-Gurion Airport Expands Biometric Kiosks

Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport is expanding its biometric screening capabilities, according to an Arutz Sheva 7 article by Tova Dvorin. Having ran a successful pilot project using four biometric eGates, the airport has now added 17 more stations. Like so many other eGate systems around the world, Ben-Gurion’s was implemented both to improve security and travelers’…

Australia To Deploy 92 More Biometric eGates

Australia To Deploy 92 More Biometric eGates

Australia is expanding the number of biometric eGates at its airports and switching technology vendors, according to an iTnews article by Paris Cowan. While Morpho (Safran) has already installed 61 eGates as part of a $53 million deal, 92 more will be installed by Vision-Box. Peter Dutton, Australia’s Immigration Minister, pointed to spectre of terrorism…

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

The United Arab Emirates will soon see its border security bolstered thanks to a new contract that will see Morpho (Safran) providing fingerprint, voice and face recognition technology through an e-Border project. Morpho received the contract (which was awarded through the UAE Ministry of Interior) through eIMASS. The project will see the implementation of a…