airport biometrics

CBP Expands Facial Recognition Screening Program for Global Entry Travelers

CBP Expands Facial Recognition Screening Program for Global Entry Travelers

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has announced an expansion of its facial recognition screening program for its optional Global Entry program. The CBP has been behind a rollout of facial recognition systems at a number of ports of entry across the country over recent months, including deployments at international airports. The…

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR is a big step closer to bringing its biometric expedited screening platform to another US airport: St. Louis’s Airport Commission has approved a contract to bring CLEAR to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The contract now just needs approval from the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment, according to a report from the…

Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Market Intelligence is taking some time to reflect on the state of the biometrics industry as it enters another decade. In doing so, the research firm highlights some of the major trends that helped biometric tech transition from a fringe concept to an everyday reality for millions of people around the world. The firm…

Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is about to come to a close, yet big news in the biometrics industry has continued right up to the end, as this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories illustrates. That having been said, it is a somewhat unusual one for its inclusion of two articles from the world of mobile biometrics, first reported…

NEC Subsidiary to Supply Biometric Tech at Four Indian Airports

NEC Subsidiary to Supply Biometric Tech at Four Indian Airports

NEC Technologies India — a subsidiary of Japanese tech giant NEC Corporation — has been awarded a contract from the Airports Authority of India to supply biometric technology at four airports around the country for the Digi Yatra project. The biometric tech will be launched by NEC in phases before the end of 2020 at…

Seattle Airport Authorities Block Biometric Boarding Plan

Seattle Airport Authorities Block Biometric Boarding Plan

“The moratorium will be in place until the commission is able to establish concrete policies concerning the use of facial recognition.” Administrators of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or Sea-Tac, have implemented a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in the parts of the airport over which they have jurisdiction, putting a halt to…

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has announced plans to increase the testing of biometric facial recognition systems at airport security checkpoints and baggage drops by its agents next year, as it evaluates the technology for a potential future deployment. The aim of the program is to help TSA officers with the process of passenger and…

CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has announced it has abandoned its plans to require U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country to submit to facial scans as an expansion of its Biometric Exit program. “There are no current plans to require U.S. citizens to provide photographs upon entry and exit from the United…

Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has partnered with Vision-Box to automate some of its security procedures. The airport has deployed 12 new pre-security eGates that will scan passenger boarding passes before allowing them to move on to security areas. The eGates will replace the two employees who manually checked boarding passes under the previous system, and…

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

China’s air travel industry is investing heavily in AI technology. According to SITA’s latest 2019 China IT Insights report, 88 percent of the country’s airlines and airports plan to have some form of AI program in the development or deployment phase by 2022, with a heavy focus on chatbots and virtual assistants. Roughly half (43…

Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

It’s been another richly varied week in biometrics news, and FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of our top stories reflects that. But if there’s one theme common to all of these articles, it’s that they each reflect the dynamism and progress of the overall biometrics market as it continues to grow and its technologies continue to evolve.…

CLEAR Launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Time for Holidays

CLEAR Launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Time for Holidays

CLEAR and United Airlines have announced the launch of CLEAR lanes for United travellers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, making their service available at every United Airlines hub in the United States. CLEAR lanes allow expedited security screening for passengers by letting them quickly identify themselves with either a fingerprint or iris scan. After enrolling…

Iberia Rolls Out App-Based Biometric Boarding Pilot

Iberia Rolls Out App-Based Biometric Boarding Pilot

Iberia Airlines is moving forward with a biometric boarding pilot at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Those participating in the pilot will be able to pass through security checkpoints and board their plane with a facial recognition scan instead of a boarding pass and a passport. The pilot will be conducted at Terminal 4, and will…

Delta Anticipates Biometric Boarding at Sea-Tac Airport

Delta Anticipates Biometric Boarding at Sea-Tac Airport

Delta Airlines is hoping to bring biometric boarding to the Sea-Tac Airport in the State of Washington before the end of the year. A five-person Port of Seattle commission will meet in mid-December to vote on a security motion related to the new technology. The program will cover international travelers on Delta flights, leveraging facial…

Vision-Box Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Portugal

Vision-Box Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Portugal

The border control and digital identity specialist Vision-Box has opened a new manufacturing facility in Abóboda, Portugal. With 8,000 square feet of warehouse and factory space, the new one-floor facility immediately becomes Vision-Box’s largest production center and will allow the company to triple its manufacturing capacity. “The Abóboda factory and warehouse facility serves the company’s…

Portland, ME, Considering Citywide Facial Recognition Ban

Portland, ME, Considering Citywide Facial Recognition Ban

In a debate taking place this week, Portland, Maine, City Council is considering joining the growing list of U.S. cities that have banned the use of facial recognition technology. The only place in Portland currently known to be using the technology is the Portland Jetport, where it is used by the airlines JetBlue and Delta,…

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Of all the biometric modalities, facial recognition has become one of the most widely used and discussed in recent years. That’s why November is Face Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, in which we’ll be delivering in-depth articles and other special features dedicated to this technology. It’s a broad category though, with facial recognition deployed across a…

SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

Passengers are reaping the benefits of the air travel industry’s record spending on IT. At least, that’s the conclusion SITA has drawn from its 2019 Air Transit IT Insights report, which found that airlines and airports spent $50 billion on IT in 2018. Much of that money went towards technology to streamline the passenger experience,…

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR‘s eponymous biometric passenger processing solution has arrived at yet another airport, thanks to a collaboration with United Airlines. Expedited screening lanes are now open at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The lanes are in operation in terminals B and C of the airport, with plans to extend CLEAR to terminal C in…

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