Biometric Passenger Processing

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers. “The new Automated Border Control platform will…

Trio of Partnerships to Bring CLEAR’s Biometric Screening to More Ballparks

Trio of Partnerships to Bring CLEAR’s Biometric Screening to More Ballparks

“With CLEAR, venues can focus more of their time personalizing and enhancing the game-day experience so fans can enjoy more of what they came to see.” – Ed O’Brien, Head of Sports, CLEAR CLEAR has established a trio of new MLB partnerships to bring its biometric expedited screening technology to more ballparks. Baseball and Biometrics…

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…

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport has become the first airport in Europe to adopt SITA’s Smart Path biometric identity verification platform. The new system is now in a trial phase for people flying with Aegean Airlines. To use the service, travelers must first scan their passport and have their photo taken when they check in at the airport.…

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure Brings Biometric Authentication to Korean Airports

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure Brings Biometric Authentication to Korean Airports

Domestic travelers in South Korea will soon be able to board planes with a simple wave of the hand now that Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has deployed Fujitu’s PalmSecure palm vein authentication system at airports across the country. To use the system, passengers first need to register their palm at the airport. The system links…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

“At Ohio’s busiest airport, CLEAR’s expedited screening lanes have been deployed in the Central and South Checkpoints.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The news comes after CLEAR arrived at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in December, with CLE bringing its airport network to…

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…

CLEAR Launches Biometric Boarding Solution

CLEAR Launches Biometric Boarding Solution

“…CLEAR says that this system can already be used at 21 major airports, including Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.” Having seen its biometric expedited screening program expand across a wide range of US airports over the last few years,…

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…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

“Both pop-up enrollment centers will be open from February 11th to 22nd, with eligible travelers invited to make an appointment online. “ The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has two new “pop-up” enrollment centers for the TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program for travelers. One of the pop-ups will be in the Long Island MacArthur Airport…

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

A year after unveiling a biometric arrivals concourse, the Miami International Airport (MIA) is still working to improve the passenger experience. The airport has announced the launch of a biometric departure platform that will use facial recognition to eliminate the need for a passport and a boarding pass. The new system will confirm passenger identity…

Investment Firms Support CLEAR Growth in Booming Biometrics Market

Investment Firms Support CLEAR Growth in Booming Biometrics Market

“The market for biometric technologies is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years and CLEAR is uniquely positioned to be the leader in using this technology to help consumers to access experiences beyond the airport more quickly and safely,” – Ted Leonsis, Co-founder and Partner, Revolution Growth CLEAR is planning for growth, with…

Delta Wins Industry Accolade, Thanks in Part to Biometrics Innovation

Delta Wins Industry Accolade, Thanks in Part to Biometrics Innovation

Delta Air Lines has been named the “Best Long-Haul Airline” in the 24th annual Business Travel Awards, thanks in part to its pioneering work with biometric technologies. In a statement announcing the award win, Delta said that Business Travel Awards judges, a mix of industry experts and the Buying Business Travel magazine’s editorial team, “called…

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

“The airport was selected as an Innovation Task Force site by the Transportation Security Administration near the start of 2018, establishing it as hub for ITF experimentation in technologies like biometric authentication and automated passenger screening.” Air Transport World, a longstanding trade magazine focused on the aviation industry, has named Dallas Fort Worth International Airport…

Delta CEO Highlights Tech Innovation at CES 2019

Delta CEO Highlights Tech Innovation at CES 2019

“Delta is also helping to lead the charge for airport biometrics.” With a role in a keynote address of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took the opportunity to highlight his company’s use of innovative technologies to serve travelers. Sharing the stage with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty,…

Expedited Biometric Traveler Processing Market to Reach $1.3B by 2022: Acuity

Expedited Biometric Traveler Processing Market to Reach $1.3B by 2022: Acuity

“Acuity Principal Maxine Most estimates that there are currently about 5,600 biometric eGates and kiosks deployed at over 300 locations in 80 countries, and that this number will triple by 2022.” The expedited traveler screening enabled by biometric technology at airports is going to continue its ascent over the next few years, suggests a new…

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.…

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