biometric airport screening

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…

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…

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…

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

“We’re excited to open here in Birmingham and proud to have created 25 new jobs, which will enhance the BHM experience, and help support the local community as well.” – Howard Kass, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CLEAR CLEAR has come to another airport in the South, enabling expedited passenger screening at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International…

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

“…the scope of the order appears to extend beyond temporary visitor processing, with NEC describing it as an “electronic customs procedure system” and highlighting the anticipated large-scale influx of visitors entering Japan.” Japanese authorities are expanding their use of NEC‘s facial recognition technology to more airports in the country, with the Japanese company announcing that…

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

A new NEC survey suggests that travelers are becoming more receptive to facial recognition technology at airports. Released ahead of the July 4th weekend, the survey found that 75 percent of respondents would support the use of facial recognition to screen regular travelers, with the vast majority (87 percent) supporting efforts to identify criminals and…

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP recommends that travelers educate themselves about the facial recognition tech used in biometric passenger screening US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has shared some handy tips for anyone looking to get away during the upcoming holiday weekend. Much of it is good advice for any traveler – it’s always wise to follow the guidelines…

Biometric Screening Specialist CLEAR Named One of CNBC’s ‘Disruptor 50’

Biometric Screening Specialist CLEAR Named One of CNBC’s ‘Disruptor 50’

CLEAR, the expedited biometric screening program for airports and other large venues, has been named one of CNBC’s 2019 Disruptor 50 companies. In announcing the list, CNBC explained that it comprises private companies “whose innovations are changing the world and fueling a race between superpowers like the U.S. and China.” CLEAR came in at a…

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has used facial recognition technology to capture an imposter trying to enter the country through John F. Kennedy airport in New York. According to CBP, the imposter was a 26-year-old woman travelling from Mexico City who presented a US passport when she arrived at JFK. The woman was taken…

Gemalto Wins Airport Biometrics Contract for Uganda

Gemalto Wins Airport Biometrics Contract for Uganda

“Its new Border Management System will be deployed first at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, and will be focused on the installation of fingerprint- and face-scanning eKiosks.” Ugandan authorities have awarded a contract to Gemalto to deliver a Border Management System (or ‘BMS’) revolving around airport biometrics screening. The project will…

Carrasco Airport to Expand Biometric Boarding Program

Carrasco Airport to Expand Biometric Boarding Program

Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo is expanding its use of biometric technology from Vision-Box, launched a self-service boarding system based on facial recognition. The airport first started using Vision-Box technology back in 2016, when it embraced the company’s “Easy Airport” system for security screening. The solution used facial recognition to match travelers to their e-passports,…

Emirates, Dubai Airport Prepare Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program

Emirates, Dubai Airport Prepare Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program

The Emirates airline is preparing a groundbreaking biometric passenger screening program designed to passively identify travelers as they move throughout the Dubai International Airport. The system is based on a combination of facial recognition and iris scanning, and is designed to use the biometric technology to enable passengers to check in for their flights, access…

FindBiometrics to Moderate Major Money20/20 Panels

FindBiometrics to Moderate Major Money20/20 Panels

This year’s Money20/20 is about to get underway, and FindBiometrics is planning to help deliver some big insights for attendees, with President and CEO Peter O’Neill to moderate two high-profile panels during the event. The first, entitled “AI & Biometrics Superheroes, Fighting Fraud Together“, will delve into the increasingly important role of artificial intelligence in…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

India’s central government has officially announced plans to bring a biometric passenger processing system to the country’s airports, framing it as a bid to reduce congestion. The announcement came by way of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and explained that the system will revolve around facial recognition, and will be used to replace paper travel documents,…

CLEAR Opens New Office in Austin, Texas

CLEAR Opens New Office in Austin, Texas

CLEAR has opened its first office outside of its home turf in New York. The office is located in northern Austin, Texas, and was announced by Opportunity Austin, an economic development arm of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. The announcement asserted that CLEAR expects to create 30 jobs with its new office. The development…

Indian Airports Preparing Biometric Boarding Systems: Report

Indian Airports Preparing Biometric Boarding Systems: Report

Officials at the Pune airport in India are in the early stages of installing a biometric boarding system, according to a new report from The Times of India. Citing sources at the airport, the report says that officials are preparing a system based on facial recognition that will eliminate the need for travelers to show…

CBP Boasts of Second Bust in Biometric Entry Screening

CBP Boasts of Second Bust in Biometric Entry Screening

Another impostor has been caught trying to enter the United States through the Washington Dulles International Airport, thanks to newly implemented biometric screening technology. According to a press release from the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the suspect in this case was a 26-year-old woman who arrived via a flight from Accra, Ghana. She…

Vision-Box Gets Bengaluru Client Just Two Months After Opening Indian Office

Vision-Box Gets Bengaluru Client Just Two Months After Opening Indian Office

Vision-Box has found its latest client in southern India, announcing that Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has ordered its biometric automated passenger boarding technology. BIAL is the operator of the Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bengaluru. Vision-Box says its technology will be implemented to enable the automatic identification of travelers as they proceed through the airport,…

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