Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Biometrics News - Airport Biometrics Lead This Week's Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in the bunch, it may have something to do with airport biometrics, a topic covered in two of the top five articles.

The first is about a major new contract established between AENA and Atos, which will see the organizations working together on a number of airport upgrades including the use of biometric tech for access control and passenger boarding:

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

This week also saw some big news about a new biometric boarding system at JFK International Airport in New York. The system is the result of a collaboration between biometric passenger identification specialist Vision-Box and Lufthansa Airlines, among others:

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Moving back to terra firma, readers also proved interested in Thales’ announcement concerning its new Digital Identity and Security business unit. This is the result of the company’s acquisition of Gemalto, and it appears to have high expectations for the unit’s potential:

Thales Details High Expectations for Gemalto-infused Business Unit in Investor Note

Ipsidy also enjoyed some time in the spotlight this week with the news that it was bringing its Proof Identity as a Service solution to Peru in collaboration with the company’s National ID Registry:

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Finally, there was some important FinTech news out of southeast Asia, with the Bank of Thailand announcing that it would trial biometric Know Your Customer technology:

Bank of Thailand Plans Trial of Biometric KYC Technology


Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.