airport biometrics

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

When it comes to the government biometrics market, one growth area that’s impossible to ignore right now is biometric border control. It is simply exploding around the world, partly as a result of many governments’ increased focus on border security, and partly because of advancements in biometric technologies like facial recognition. Face-Scanning Achieves Liftoff In…

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

The UK’s Gatwick Airport is planning to make biometric boarding permanent following a successful trial with EasyJet. A second self-boarding trial will begin in the next six months, with the technology to then be installed at eight departure gates when the North Terminal’s Pier 6 expansion opens in 2022. The new gates will use facial…

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric boarding gates will soon be available to all international passengers at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. The SelfPass gates use facial recognition technology to verify the identities of travelers, bringing up their flight information and allowing them to board the plane with only a facial recognition scan. “SelfPass takes less than…

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

Representatives from more than 125 different airlines met to discuss the industry’s agenda for the next decade at last week’s APEX Expo in Los Angeles. The gathered executives identified biometrics and sustainability as two of the most important priorities facing the airline industry. To that end, Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh delivered a keynote on…

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

“MFace Flex is specifically designed to transform the travel experience by making key travel touch points as frictionless as possible.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA IDEMIA has unveiled its newest high-throughput biometric solution. Dubbed MFace Flex, it revolves around facial recognition. Running through a standard video feed, it’s capable…

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

“While the initial trials of Panasonic’s biometric eGates were aimed at Japanese citizens, the company says that 123 of the 203 units that will be in operation thanks to this latest order will be used to process foreign nationals.” The Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s Ministry of Justice is expanding the use of biometric eGates…

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet has outfitted Lithuania’s Vilnius International Airport with ten biometric e-gates to speed up border crossings. Six of the gates will help with arrivals, while the other four have been allocated to facilitate departures. The e-gates support fingerprint and facial recognition, making Lithuania the first European nation to deploy ABC gates that utilize both modalities.…

American Airlines Uses Face Recognition for Biometric Boarding at Dallas Airport

American Airlines Uses Face Recognition for Biometric Boarding at Dallas Airport

American Airlines has introduced biometric boarding for passengers at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW). The airline is using facial recognition to verify people’s identities, allowing them to step onto the plane without the need to scan a boarding pass at the gate. At the moment, the program is only available in Terminal D, but will…

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching a new facial recognition trial at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The opt-in system is available only to TSA PreCheck passengers, and utilizes Credential Authentication Technology to compare a photo of a person’s ID to a live photo of the person carrying it. According to the TSA,…

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

A new Visiongain report is predicting that increasing international travel will lead to a thriving airport security market over the course of the next decade. The report pegs the current value of the market at $8.83 billion, and that figure is expected to grow through 2029 as airports work to keep airport passengers safe. Visiongain…

New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

Malaysia may be next in line to get a biometric passenger processing system from SITA, with Malaysia Airports having just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the company. The partnership took shape around the 21st anniversary of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, during which the country’s Prime Minister toured the main terminal and saw a…

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. The TSA’s PreCheck program allows eligible passengers to register…

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency plans to step up its use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies, and is looking for a vendor to help it in the effort. The government agency has posted a new draft Request for Quote concerning its Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) with the Office of Information…

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC has formed a landmark partnership with the Star Alliance consortium of airlines that will lead to the creation of a facial recognition platform for Star Alliance’s frequent flyers. The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass,…

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Privacy advocates in India are speaking out against the growing prevalence of facial recognition technology following the debut of an extensive biometric boarding system at the country’s Bengaluru airport. The system eliminates the need for paper boarding passes and ID documents, allowing travelers to move through the airport using their face for identity verification. Proponents…

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Another Scandinavian airline has introduced biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Norwegian Air has teamed up with Vision-Box to allow passengers to board flights using a facial recognition scan for authentication. The Vision-Box biometric eGates have been in use since a July 11th Norwegian Air flight from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Vision-Box’s technology…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, India, is rolling out a biometric boarding program in collaboration with Vision-Box. The Digi Yatra project will eventually include 350 touchpoints spread throughout the airport’s entire Terminal 1, making it the largest biometric boarding program in Asia. For now, however, the program will only be available to passengers…

WTTC Teams with WEF on Biometric Passenger Identification Standards

WTTC Teams with WEF on Biometric Passenger Identification Standards

“…the WTTC said that it will work with the WEF to promote international harmonization of digital traveller systems through the use of standards that will promote interoperability.” The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has another new ally in its efforts to promote the use of biometrics and other cutting-edge technologies for traveller identity management:…

No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

It’s the middle of summer, but if this week’s most popular articles from FindBiometrics offer any indication, the biometrics industry continues to see considerable activity across multiple fronts. In the enterprise sector, for example, this week brought news of a new phone-driven employee sign-on solution, while an interview with the CEO of BioConnect delved into…

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