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Travel, Air Transport Industry Alliances Team Up to Promote Biometric Passenger Processing

Travel, Air Transport Industry Alliances Team Up to Promote Biometric Passenger Processing

The air travel industry’s trend toward biometric technology is poised to pick up altitude with the announcement that the World Travel & Tourism Council has partnered with the International Air Transport Association to pursue biometric passenger identity solutions. For the WTTC, the partnership appears to be a natural next step as it continues to proselytize…

Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers at the University of Manchester are proposing the use of gait recognition in airport screening. As detailed in a recent report in the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) journal, the researchers, led by The University of Manchester’s Dr. Omar Costilla Reyes, developed a system that can operate through floor sensors,…

WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

This year’s International Transport Forum Summit was held in Leipzig last week, and the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) took the opportunity to once again call for an embrace of biometric technologies for traveler processing. While governments around the world are increasingly looking to such technologies as a means of improving…

Buenos Aires Airport Deployment Marks Beginning of Bigger Biometric Screening Program in Argentina

Buenos Aires Airport Deployment Marks Beginning of Bigger Biometric Screening Program in Argentina

Argentina’s Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport is now using biometric passenger processing thanks to Vision-Box technology. The automated eGates are currently being used to process individuals in possession of an Argentinian passport who are 18 years of age of older and re-entering the country. The eGates use facial and fingerprint scans to match Argentinian adults…

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

Gemalto is providing further details on its BIOMIG project in Colombia. Commissioned by Migración Colombia, the initiative is being led by Gemalto and its local partner Incomelec SAS, with a technological assist from CMITech. The project revolves around iris recognition, with Colombian citizens aged 12 and up able to enroll their biometrics at any of the…

Orlando Airport Aims to Become First to Fully Implement Biometric Entry/Exit

Orlando Airport Aims to Become First to Fully Implement Biometric Entry/Exit

“In a statement, MCO officials framed the move as one that will improve efficiency and traveler experience, asserting that its biometric initiative with British Airways reduced passenger processing to just 15 minutes per traveler.” The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is aiming to become the first in the country to fully deploy the US Customs and…

SITA to Bring Biometric Passenger Identification Solutions to Qatar Airport

SITA to Bring Biometric Passenger Identification Solutions to Qatar Airport

SITA will soon bring its biometric passenger processing technology to the Hamad International Airport, in Qatar, with the parties having just signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on advanced passenger processing solutions. The agreement will see SITA implement 62 of its biometric check-in kiosks at the airport, as well as the deployment of biometric…

Confused Messaging on Israeli Biometric IDs Leads to Delays at Airport, Ministry Offices

Confused Messaging on Israeli Biometric IDs Leads to Delays at Airport, Ministry Offices

Israel’s implementation of a national biometric ID program is causing serious delays at the country’s main airport, reports Haaretz. Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, approved the implementation of the biometric ID program earlier this year amid some controversy, with the law coming into effect on June 1st. As Haaretz reports, travelers arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport have…

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The TSA has started testing out a biometric boarding system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. The system is designed to replace travel documents with fingerprint scans, and launched as a pilot project today. Interested participants are being recruited from TSA PreCheck, a biometric pre-screening program aimed at helping participants to move…

Venice Airport Authorities Plan Expansion of Biometric eGates

Venice Airport Authorities Plan Expansion of Biometric eGates

“The system uses Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry technology, which scans passengers’ facial biometrics and compares them to the images in their respective passports and ID documents.” The use of biometric passenger screening is paying off at the Venice Marco Polo Airport. It was initially introduced back in July of 2015, with airport IT specialist N-Aitec implemented Cognitec’s…

Iris ID Tech Helps Streamline Passenger Screening at Qatar Airport

Iris ID Tech Helps Streamline Passenger Screening at Qatar Airport

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport is offering automated biometric passenger screening to Qatari residents, and Iris ID technology provides the system’s biometric backbone. The system is, of course, based on iris recognition, with passengers required to place their passports on a document reader at an initial screening gate, and to undergo iris scans at a final…

Delta Air Lines to Introduce Biometric Baggage Checking This Summer

Delta Air Lines to Introduce Biometric Baggage Checking This Summer

Delta Air Lines is getting ready to try out biometric baggage checking. The airline has announced that the technology is being installed as part of a $600,000 baggage drop system to be launched at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer. One of the four new machines will feature facial recognition allowing it to match…

Vision-Box Focuses on Biometric Entry-Exit Applications at Connect:ID

Vision-Box Focuses on Biometric Entry-Exit Applications at Connect:ID

Vision-Box is demonstrating the versatility of its biometric screening technology in highlighting its biometric exit applications at this week’s Connect:ID expo. The company’s platform revolves around the automated biometric screening of travelers at airports and other border checkpoints. While it has seen multiple major deployments aimed at reducing passenger wait times and improving the efficiency…

ImageWare Tech to Authenticate Employees at Alaskan Airports

ImageWare Tech to Authenticate Employees at Alaskan Airports

ImageWare has won a contract to provide its biometric technology to five Alaskan airports, the company has announced. While such technology is increasingly popular for airport applications when it comes to passenger screening, in the case of this deal it will be used for employee credentialing. As ImageWare CEO Jim Miller explained in a statement…

Rockwell Collins Automates Airport Baggage Checking with Biometrics

Rockwell Collins Automates Airport Baggage Checking with Biometrics

Air travel technology developer Rockwell Collins has brought facial recognition to its self-service baggage checking system for airports. The system links travelers’ facial biometrics to their passports and boarding passes at the time of registration. Thereafter, they can check their own bags, depositing them into an automatic baggage handling system with the help of facial…

SITA Working Group to Advocate for Biometric Airport Screening

SITA Working Group to Advocate for Biometric Airport Screening

Riding the wave of this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo, air travel IT solutions provider SITA has announced the Secure Journeys Working Group, an industry initiative aimed at offering policy guidance to the Transportation Security Administration, the Customs and Border Protection Agency, and other relevant government groups. It’s an extension of the Border Automation User Group formed…

Vision-Box’s Seamless Gateway System Offers Passive Biometric Passenger Screening at Airports

Vision-Box’s Seamless Gateway System Offers Passive Biometric Passenger Screening at Airports

Vision-Box has announced the next step in its pioneering airport screening automation technology: Seamless Gateway, a system offering passive biometric identification of passengers. The system was announced at this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam and in partnership with the Netherlands’ Schiphol airport. Vison-Box and Schiphol first announced that they were working together on a…

Safran Announces Completion of Pilot Project Linking Airport Screening to Aadhaar Biometrics

Safran Announces Completion of Pilot Project Linking Airport Screening to Aadhaar Biometrics

Safran Identity & Security has successfully completed a pilot project linking passenger security screening at India’s Bengaluru Airport to the country’s biometric national ID system, Aadhaar. It was first reported last autumn that Bengaluru Airport, officially called Kempegowda International Airport, would get Aadhaar-linked biometric screening, with Safran and Vision-Box participating in the project. Now, Safran…

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