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New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

Malaysia may be next in line to get a biometric passenger processing system from SITA, with Malaysia Airports having just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the company. The partnership took shape around the 21st anniversary of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, during which the country’s Prime Minister toured the main terminal and saw a…

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency plans to step up its use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies, and is looking for a vendor to help it in the effort. The government agency has posted a new draft Request for Quote concerning its Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) with the Office of Information…

Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Founded in 2012, BioRugged has quickly established itself as a leading provider of heavy-duty biometric devices that can be used in a wide range of environments. The company’s newest devices, the BioWolf 60 and BioWolf 60P, the Ruggbo 20R, and the Mark 3 Biometric Enrollment and Verification Kit, have further elevated BioRugged’s profile as the…

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Privacy advocates in India are speaking out against the growing prevalence of facial recognition technology following the debut of an extensive biometric boarding system at the country’s Bengaluru airport. The system eliminates the need for paper boarding passes and ID documents, allowing travelers to move through the airport using their face for identity verification. Proponents…

Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Changing consumer demands and the emergence of the Internet of Things are helping to propel the global biometrics market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The firm says that the market is currently valued at $4.6 billion, and that it’s poised to rise to $11.1 billion by 2023, with a compound annual…

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…

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

“The system will be used only for foreign visitors staying in Japan for up to three months; other face-scanning eGates have been in place for Japanese nationals since the autumn of 2017.” Japanese authorities continue to step-up the use of biometric border control and visitor processing ahead of next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the…

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…

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

“Notably, despite the growing popularity of facial recognition in consumer technology since Apple helped to popularize selfie authentication with its Face ID system, MarketsandMarkets points to demand in government, surveillance, and industry areas as being key to the modality’s growth.” The global facial recognition market will grow from an estimated value of $3.2 billion this…

Biometrics Fuel Booming e-Passports Market: Technavio

Biometrics Fuel Booming e-Passports Market: Technavio

The global market for e-passports is going to surge over the next few years, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm forecasts a CAGR of 21 percent between 2019 and 2023, equating to $23.93 billion in growth. In a report summary, a senior Technavio analyst explained that an increasing number of…

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

“The CBP said that the subcontractor had transferred the image data to its own network, violating security rules, and that its own systems were not affected in the attack. Somewhere under 100,000 people were impacted, the agency said.” It appears that a US government subcontractor’s use of biometric border control technology has resulted in the…

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

The Biometrics Institute is asking law enforcement, border control, and other government agencies to exhibit good behavior when deploying biometric technology, warning that it may be regulated for them if they use it irresponsibly and go on to lose public trust. “It is vital that anyone using biometrics to identify individuals follows responsible and ethical…

Vision-Box Establishes New Japan Wing for Airport Biometrics

Vision-Box Establishes New Japan Wing for Airport Biometrics

“In announcing its new Japanese division, Vision-Box emphasized the travel growth anticipated for the country, with a sizeable boost expected for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.” Vision-Box is taking aim at the Japanese market for airport biometrics, opening a new office and “Center of Excellence” in Tokyo. Accordingly, the company has also appointed a Managing Director…

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…

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

“Our biometric scanners have become the standard for governments around the globe and are now deployed in more than fifty nations on six continents.” – Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics Seeking to enhance its biometric border control capabilities, the US Customs and Border Protection agency has opted to deploy fingerprint scanner devices from Integrated Biometrics.…

German Police Use Jenetric Tech for Fingerprint Enrollment at the Border

German Police Use Jenetric Tech for Fingerprint Enrollment at the Border

The German Federal Police have formally adopted Jenetric’s award-winning Livetouch Quattro tenprint fingerprint scanner in an effort to provide better border security in accordance with the European Entry and Exit System. The Police will deploy 1,700 fingerprint scanners over the course of the multi-year agreement, with 900 units to be delivered before the end of…

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…

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