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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…

Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Biometric border control solutions are booming on a global scale. One of the biggest topics that we’ve covered at FindBiometrics this year has been in regard to the growing automated border control eGates and kiosks market, which has been projected by Acuity Market Intelligence as on track to reach $1.2 billion by 2020. The evidence…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a logical step in the right direction for law enforcement in the United States. Managed by the Bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Services division (CJIS), NGI brings an exciting amount of next generation efficiency to critical law enforcement procedures that used to take an unbelievable amount of time…

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

In the wake of the US Transportation Security Administration’s announcement that it would be seeking private companies’ help with its PreCheck passenger screening program, CLEAR has issued a statement indicating that the company endorses this development. PreCheck is the TSA’s fast-track security program for passengers deemed to be low-risk, allowing them the privilege of remaining…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

Biometrics to Expedite Miami Airport Experience

Automated border control solutions are on the rise across the globe, with recent analysis predicting that airports are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion globally on ABC eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018. Europe is set to dominate the market share,but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing this growth in the United…

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Today, Anviz Global, a specialist in intelligent security including biometrics, announced that it’s operations facilities in Shanghai have been upgraded to include a large new research and development section as well as areas called “experience rooms” that allow customers to try the company’s technology for themselves. The new Shanghai office measures in at about 3000 square…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

Facial recognition supplier FaceFirst has announced that its biometric solutions currently deployed in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport are expanding into the facility’s Terminal Muelle Norte (the North Terminal). Initially implemented at the airport in 2011, FaceFirst’s facial recognition system provides Tocumen International with the ability to facilitate the capture multiple Interpol suspects as well as national…

Interview with John Mears, Director of the IBIA

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with IBIA director John Mears about US biometric entry and exit. The conversation previews an upcoming IBIA document concerning exit and entry processing over the past several years, the importance of biometrics at the border and the public’s learning curve when it comes to automated systems.

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box, a provider of automated border control solutions, is known for its optimistic outlook on biometric automated border control, particularly when it comes to streamlining the passenger check-in experience in airports. Today, Vision-Box released an announcement stating that it will be spreading this convenient and secure experience to Denmark, enabling more than just easy and…

DMV To Benefit From Virtual Lines Thanks To New MorphoTrust Partnership

DMV To Benefit From Virtual Lines Thanks To New MorphoTrust Partnership

An identity management solutions filled world is one that is ultimately secure and convenient. With mobility and biometrics reaching new heights of popularity, both in the hands of consumers and across vertical markets, daily inconveniences like airport security wait times, inefficient attendance tracking and security questions for phone banking are all slowly disappearing. Next on…

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) – a provider of identity solutions in the United States – has been an active collaborator with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Thanks to the increasing interest in biometric border control solutions, including pre-approved travel screening programs, that collaboration has put MorphoTrust in the news frequently as of late. Earlier this week…

MorphoTrust Wins E-CAT Contract, Will Expedite Passenger Screening

MorphoTrust Wins E-CAT Contract, Will Expedite Passenger Screening

Recently, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) was chosen by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide Central Authentication Technology (E-CAT) to all airports across the United States of America. The contract will last seven years and has a ceiling of $85 million. MorphoTrust, a long time collaborator with the TSA, will be providing airports with the capability…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility. GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be…

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

If you’ve been keeping up with findBIOMETRICS over the past few months, you will have noticed an increasing trend in the industry news: articles about biometric border control solutions are increasing in frequency. This is to be expected, recent research has shown that border control markets, specifically those that deal in automated security checkpoints, are…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

Multi-Modal Month – Week 3: 4 Vertical Markets Ready For Multi-Factor

As we explored in last week’s Multi-Modal Month feature article, combining biometric factors can greatly bolster security without having to sacrifice much (if anything) in terms of convenience. With innovations in cloud technology and an increasing level of availability in terms of biometric hardware and software, multi-factor authentication is becoming a lot more appealing in the…

Biometric Border Control From CLEAR To Launch In Las Vegas Airport

If you’re just tuning in to the discussion of automated border control, you should know that the market is in the midst of a growth period. According to recent research published by Acuity Market Intelligence, the global market for Automated Border Control eGates and kiosks will exceed $1.2 billion in annual revenue by 2020, growing…

Demand For Biometric Identity Services Is Creating Jobs in Illinois

Demand For Biometric Identity Services Is Creating Jobs in Illinois

Today, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) opened a new, larger facility in Springfield Illinois (at 3501 Hollis Drive) which promises to create more jobs in support of the identity services industry. Primarily these will be front end communications jobs owed to the new building’s larger customer service call center. The increased customer service focus is in response…

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Automated border control solutions, made possible by biometric capture technology, are growing in popularity all over the world, especially in Europe. It’s no surprise either, the passenger experience has been far from ideal for well over a decade as a demand for increased security has taken its toll on travelers in the name of safety.…

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Come August, travelers passing through São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos (GRU Airport) that are over the age of 18 and have an electronic passport will be in full control of their in-terminal experience. This is thanks to the automated border control eGates being installed in terminals two and three at GRU, which will leverage…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Airports and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we put a close to Biometric Software Month, took another in-depth look at the automated border control eGate market and reported on healthcare deployments, physical access and innovations in fingerprint technology. On Wednesday, in a webinar presented in association with Acuity Market Intelligence, Maxine Most took us through the second part…

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has selected Gemalto to supply the nation with next generation ePassports. The contract was awarded by the Center for State Information Resources and will see the company providing not just the secure documents, but also integration services support during the issuance process. This is a multi-year deal beginning this summer. The…

Australian Airports Choosing Biometric eGates, Citizens In Support

Australian Airports Choosing Biometric eGates, Citizens In Support

Earlier this year, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 had the world questioning the integrity of passport based border control after it was revealed that two of the passengers aboard the Boeing 777 were in possession of forged travel documents. World wide, the new solution being arrived at by airline security officials is biometric…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

This past week in biometrics news we saw a number of new deployments, some resistance to identity management, talk about border control and – because it was week three of Biometric Software Month – some strong authentication technologies you can try on your smartphone right now. Aruba Airport is trialing a pre-screening initiative that will…

Aruba Airport Embraces Biometrics for the People

Aruba Airport Embraces Biometrics for the People

The Aruba government is committed to implementing new technologies in order to improve the customer experience at the island’s airport. In support of this initiative it is holding the Happy Flow demo meeting with an aim to establish a pre-clearance situation between Aruba and The Netherlands. Vision-Box has been selected by the committee behind this…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we entered Biometric Software Month. As will be custom with our monthly featured content, this means that we took a broad look at the subject with an informative week one primer of the topic. Inspired by the theme of the month, our new biometrics blog Pop Cultural Identity Management examined how…

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

One of the most critical security points that the public is accessing on a 24 hour basis is also the one demanding more convenience. Airports require the most security screening that the average civilian will ever have to experience, and it is not only inconveniently long and unpredictable, it is also an inefficient process. Thankfully,…

MorphoTrust Opens Biometric Enrollment Centers Supporting TSA Program

MorphoTrust Opens Biometric Enrollment Centers Supporting TSA Program

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced today that it has opened new enrollment centres in service of customers applying for the TSA Pre✓ program: an advanced screening initiative offered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The new biometric enrollment centers have opened at eight locations across the United States including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Cleveland Hopkins…

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

ISC West 2014, which is underway in Las Vegas and will be running through Friday, is playing host to a large number of biometrics vendors and professionals involved in physical access control. Now is naturally a great time to explore the exciting and versatile world of biometric physical access control. That is why findBIOMETRICS has…

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