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Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

“Authorities have been trialing this biometric eGate technology at the Tokyo International Airport since October, and further deployments are planned for the Chubu Centrair International Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Fukuoka Airport.” Biometric eGates went into operation today at Japan’s Narita airport. The eGates’ functionality revolves around facial recognition, with technology from Panasonic being used…

Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box will open a new office in India at the end of this month, the company has announced. The office will be located in the Jor Bagh neighbourhood of New Delhi. In a statement announcing the plans, Vision-Box noted that India accounts for over 17 percent of the global population, and that India will be…

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

The global airport industry increasingly looking to IT solutions to help drive and facilitate growth, with innovative technologies like biometrics being key to those efforts, suggests a new Frost & Sullivan report. Entitled “Digital Transformation in Airports”, the report predicts that by 2023, airport IT spending will reach $4.63 billion, driven largely by growth in…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

CLEAR Biometric Screening Arrives at LAX

The CLEAR biometric passenger screening system has launched at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), allowing travelers to quickly move through security by undergoing fingerprint or eye scans. Commenting on the deployment, the CEO of LAX municipal operator LAWA, Deborah Flint, lauded the CLEAR system as one that will “help travelers save time.” For CLEAR’s…

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Singapore’s Changi Airport is on a course for multi-modal biometric screening, reports The Straits Times. The airport already uses fingerprint-based passenger identification, but will soon introduce facial and iris scanning. Such biometric scans will be enabled through Terminal 4, or “T4”, which is scheduled to open toward the end of this year, and will employ what…

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Australia’s Brisbane Airport has become the first in Australia to implement SITA Smart Path, a biometric and automated passenger screening solution. The process is simple. Travelers present their passenger information at the SITA Smart Path kiosk, and then proceed through an automated gate, undergoing a facial recognition scan that links them to their passport and…

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

IdentoGO is getting ready to open 14 temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program aimed at expediting passenger screening at airports. IdentoGO says the temporary facilities will be located close to major airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. In a…

RIOgaleão Airport Implements Vision-Box ABC Solution

RIOgaleão Airport Implements Vision-Box ABC Solution

Vision-Box’s biometric ABC (Automated Border Control) solution has been deployed at another major airport, the company has announced. It’s now being used to process Brazilian citizens at the RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. It’s a major deployment. RIOgaleão processed 17 million travelers last year, and Vision-Box says its solution is being deployed at Terminal 2, where…

Curaçao Airport Deploys Vision-Box ABC Solution

Curaçao Airport Deploys Vision-Box ABC Solution

The tropical island country of Curaçao has implemented an automated border control (ABC) eGate system from Vision-Box. Deployed at the Curaçao International Airport, the system is intended to improve the traveler experience, with Curaçao’s tourism industry being a major economic sector. The airport’s managers are working to expand its capacity from 1.6 to 2.5 million travelers per year,…

Charles de Gaulle Airport to Trial Facial Recognition System

Charles de Gaulle Airport to Trial Facial Recognition System

The Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris will soon begin testing a facial recognition system. In an interview with Le Parisien, Paris Aéroport CEO Augustin de Romanet did not go into detail about the system, but he did bring it up in the context of improving wait times, which suggests it will be used as a…

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…

Singapore Changi Airport Gets FAST Biometric Screening

Singapore Changi Airport Gets FAST Biometric Screening

Administrators believe the automation will not only improve the passenger experience but will help them cut down on costs by as much as 40 percent. A new terminal at a major Singapore airport is going to use facial recognition technology to fast-track passenger screening. Singapore Changi’s Terminal 4, or T4, is slated to open in…

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

The US government went to considerable lengths to minimize privacy concerns as it tested out a biometric airport screening program at the Dulles International Airport. Run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department, working in conjunction with private contractor Unisys, the system was run through a pilot testing phase that…

Lisbon International Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

Lisbon International Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

The Lisbon International Airport is going to be the first to pilot a European Commission program to test advanced biometric border control. The Smart Borders program is meant to improve the migration process for Third Country Nationals in the Shengen Area. The first trial is using Vision-Box technology in Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates to…

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Sometimes when we talk about technologies that can vastly improve real life experiences, especially ones that involve futuristic-feeling technology like biometrics, it helps to have real life examples. The promises of biometric border control, particularly in airports, seem almost too good to be true: convenience without the sacrifice of security. The thing is, these promises…

Germany’s Biometric Border Control – Interview with Georg Hasse of secunet

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Georg Hasse, Senior Product Manager, Portfolio Electronic Identities at secunet. The conversation deals with secunet’s mission as a biometrics company, its products, and how its technologies are helping Germany achieve automated border control.

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

London City Airport has installed five new gates using facial recognition technology. The ePassport gates are intended to both increase security and to provide a faster, automated route through security screening for passengers. It’s part of a larger-scale rollout of the technology throughout the country; at the moment, there are 109 such gates at 18…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

The prospect of travelling by air may have one time, long ago, held some amount of excitement for travelers. In a bygone era that some might call more innocent or possibly naive, the experience of boarding an airplane might have held dignity, convenience and something resembling novelty. I don’t know. I have not lived in…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

November is Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics, and to start off (as usual) here is a handy primer to get you up to speed on the topic. Border control is an interesting vertical when it comes to identity management markets, in that it encompasses a wide range of biometric applications. Access control, remote…

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