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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…

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,…

Zamna Raises $5M in Latest Funding Round for Blockchain-Powered Airport Security Tech

Zamna Raises $5M in Latest Funding Round for Blockchain-Powered Airport Security Tech

Cybersecurity firm Zamna has raised $5 million in its latest round of funding to advance its blockchain-powered airport security technology. Zamna’s platform verifies and connects passenger data between airlines, governments and security agencies, and aims to speed up the airport security process by eliminating the need for manual ID checks by up to 90%. Increasingly…

IDEMIA Targets Large Venues with Biometric Augmented Vision Platform

IDEMIA Targets Large Venues with Biometric Augmented Vision Platform

“Augmented Vision leverages all of IDEMIA’s latest technologies to offer a complete and accurate solution based on our leadership in biometric capture and analysis as well as real-time video data analysis.” – Philippe Barreau, Executive Vice President, Public Security & Identity Business Unit, IDEMIA IDEMIA has launched a new biometric video analytics and security platform…

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FindBiometrics is in Tampa this week reporting live from FedID 2018, the US government’s flagship biometrics conference. On day two of the exhibition, I stopped by the NEC booth to speak with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Federal Operations, NEC Corporation of America. Our conversation began with a review of what NEC is showcasing at…

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is using a recent bust to highlight the advantages of its escalating use of facial recognition technology at US airports. As the CBP tells it, only a couple of days after this technology was implemented at the Washington Dulles International Airport, it found that a 26-year-old traveler coming…

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the topic of…

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport and Qantas’s trial of facial recognition technology for passengers is now underway. First announced this past February, the program is meant to allow travelers to board their flights without presenting physical documentation: Instead, their faces would be scanned and matched the flight manifest, with automated terminals allowing them entry to the boarding area.…

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei has retooled its airport ICT solution and is showcasing it at this week’s CEBIT 2018 exhibition in Germany. Dubbed Smart Airport 2.0, the solution focuses on linking video surveillance, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to improve efficiency at airports. As Huawei explains it, the advantages of this platform are manifold…

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…

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