biometric border control

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA IDEMIA‘s biometric facial recognition technology is taking to the seas. The company has announced that…

Eurotunnel Operates Hands Over New Control Center, Biometric e-Gates to French Authorities

Eurotunnel Operates Hands Over New Control Center, Biometric e-Gates to French Authorities

“The aim is to enhance border security while maintaining traffic flow, and is in part a response to the volatile Brexit situation that has already begun to challenge border authorities.” GetLink, the Paris-based operator of the Eurotunnel between Britain and France, has unveiled new biometric e-Gates for the tunnel’s customs control center. The development arrives…

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

“As airport AI-enhanced biometrics become mainstream, so too will consumer comfort and preference for the convenience of the experience.” – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence A new Acuity Market Intelligence forecast is pointing to the vast potential in the airport biometrics market. The renowned market research firm predicts that between 2019 and 2022, the…

The Border Security Market will Nearly Double by 2028: Frost & Sullivan

The Border Security Market will Nearly Double by 2028: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is projecting that the border security market will nearly double in the next ten years, jumping from $19.22 billion in 2018 to $35.23 billion by 2028. The forecasted growth will occur as countries try to reduce illegal trafficking while making it easier for legitimate travelers to pass through border checkpoints, and is detailed in…

Princeton Identity Announces New Iris- and Face-Scanning Terminal

Princeton Identity Announces New Iris- and Face-Scanning Terminal

“The Access600e completely eliminates the traditional tug-of-war between convenience and security, even in the most demanding, high-volume environments. Plus, with the Access600e, we’ve been able to lower the price for such premium performance.” – Bob McKee, VP, Sales and Marketing, Princeton Identity Just a few weeks ahead of the ISC West security conference, Princeton Identity…

YVR Becomes First to Comply with Canadian Border Regulations with Biometric Kiosks

YVR Becomes First to Comply with Canadian Border Regulations with Biometric Kiosks

Vancouver International Airport has become the first in Canada to comply with the federal government’s enhanced biometric border screening requirements, authorities have announced. The compliance is thanks to YVR’s use of BorderXpress kiosks. Developed by Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), an independent YVR business unit, the kiosks were first deployed in the spring of 2017. The…

SITA Finds Air Travelers Happier with Automated Passport Control

SITA Finds Air Travelers Happier with Automated Passport Control

SITA has released the results of its 2019 Passenger IT Insights report, finding that air travelers are happier when they are able to use biometric technology to make their journey more convenient. That was particularly true for automated passport control. The usage rate for self-scanning passport stations more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, jumping…

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…

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Brexit continues to have unexpected repercussions. Eurotunnel has announced that it will be adding facial recognition technology to the road and rail border between France and the UK, tightening security at the Channel Tunnel with PARAFE E-Gates similar to those already being used in airports around the world. The new PARAFE gates will be delivered…

Gemalto Reports Strong Growth from Identity, IoT, and Cybersecurity Activities in Fiscal Update

Gemalto Reports Strong Growth from Identity, IoT, and Cybersecurity Activities in Fiscal Update

Gemalto has issued its year-end results for 2018, showing modest growth despite declining revenues from its removable SIM business activities. The company reports revenues of €2,968,700,000 for the fiscal year, down slightly from 2017’s revenues of €2,971,700,000. But its net result, adjusted for the European Union’s International Financial Reporting Standards, came in at €211 million,…

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Respondents to FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey tend to have shown a high level of comfort with – and enthusiasm for – biometric technologies, though that attitude took a notable dip when it came to the topic of how the government uses biometric technologies. Question 12 of the survey asked respondents to indicate how…

Local Groups Push Back Against Facial Recognition at German Border

Local Groups Push Back Against Facial Recognition at German Border

A proposed border law in the German state of Saxony has come under fire from local interest groups, in large part because of the planned use of facial recognition technology along the state’s Czech and Polish borders. “The planned border surveillance places large parts of Saxony under some sort of state of emergency, and it…

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

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…

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

The Canadian government has expanded its biometric border program, with visitors from the APAC and Americas regions now required to submit their fingerprints and photos. It’s the concluding phase of a biometric program announced in the first half of 2018. The first phase, implemented on July 31st, introduced the biometric registration requirement for nationals coming…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

CLEAR Comes to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

CLEAR Comes to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

“CLEAR is focused on revolutionizing the way we live, work and travel, and we look forward to helping our airport partners and local officials build a bridge to New Orleans’ next 300 years.” – Gina Bruzzichesi, Senior Vice President of Operations, CLEAR The CLEAR biometric expedited screening program has arrived at another major airport, with…

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