Biometric Passenger Processing

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR‘s eponymous biometric passenger processing solution has arrived at yet another airport, thanks to a collaboration with United Airlines. Expedited screening lanes are now open at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The lanes are in operation in terminals B and C of the airport, with plans to extend CLEAR to terminal C in…

New NEXUS Kiosks Bring Face Recognition to Canadian Airports

New NEXUS Kiosks Bring Face Recognition to Canadian Airports

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be swapping iris recognition for facial recognition in its NEXUS kiosks. The new kiosks will first be deployed at Vancouver International Airport before making their way to other major airports across the country. “This initiative aligns the NEXUS program with international trends on…

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA has won a contract to expand its services at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. The company’s new contract with Ghana Airports Company Limited will see SITA managing all airport passenger processing and baggage management in Terminal 3 over the next five years. SITA already began deploying its systems to the airport a year ago,…

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition CLEAR has partnered with the University of Texas to introduce biometric screening at the University’s Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. The company will be operating enrollment pods at Gate 25, though anyone interested can begin the process online before heading to the stadium. Once students are enrolled, they…

IATA Calls for Biometric Passenger Boarding

IATA Calls for Biometric Passenger Boarding

Alexandre de Juniac is encouraging the airline industry to leverage modern technology to improve the passenger experience. The Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) placed a strong emphasis on biometric identification and baggage tracking, and One ID and RFID systems in particular.   Speaking at the Global Airport and Passenger…

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in…

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Biometrics News – Airport Biometrics Smiths Detection is demoing a new biometric security solution at this week’s Inter Airport Europe event in Germany. The system is designed specifically to assess risk at security checkpoints and make the baggage screening process more efficient. To that end, the solution combines a Smiths Detection CT Scanner with the…

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

AENA is looking to make its airport operations more efficient with the help of Atos. The two companies have signed a three-year contract worth just under €12 million (€11.8 million, to be precise), with an option to extend for another two years if everything goes well. AENA currently operates 46 airports and 2 heliports in…

European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

The European Union’s border control agency has announced plans to trial biometric passenger screening at the Lisbon Airport, signalling what may become the next major phase in European border control. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency – also known as Frontex – has dubbed its new system “Biometrics on the Move”. It’s designed to…

Vision-Box Renews SmartGate Partnership with Australian Government

Vision-Box Renews SmartGate Partnership with Australian Government

Vision-Box has extended its partnership with the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA), reaching an agreement that will allow the SmartGate Departure Program to continue through 2026. The two organizations first began working together in 2015, when Vision-Box provided DHA with biometric SmartGates to improve the flow of traffic through Australia’s airports. The scope of…

CBP Brings Biometric ‘Simplified Arrival’ System to Detroit Airport

CBP Brings Biometric ‘Simplified Arrival’ System to Detroit Airport

“The CBP’s system is designed to biometrically match the faces of these travelers against the images in their travel documents, allowing the agency to verify their identities quickly and reliably.” US Customs and Border Protection has expanded its use of facial recognition technology to another major US airport, announcing that its now being used to…

IDEMIA ‘Deepening Investment’ in Biometric Tech for Pacific Airport/Border Control Market

IDEMIA ‘Deepening Investment’ in Biometric Tech for Pacific Airport/Border Control Market

IDEMIA is intensifying its efforts to target the APAC and Australian markets for biometric airport and border control solutions, the company has announced. In a statement, IDEMIA did not put attach a monetary figure to its enhanced efforts, but indicated that it “is expanding its investment in its people in Canberra and Sydney.” The company…

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

The UK’s Gatwick Airport is planning to make biometric boarding permanent following a successful trial with EasyJet. A second self-boarding trial will begin in the next six months, with the technology to then be installed at eight departure gates when the North Terminal’s Pier 6 expansion opens in 2022. The new gates will use facial…

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric boarding gates will soon be available to all international passengers at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. The SelfPass gates use facial recognition technology to verify the identities of travelers, bringing up their flight information and allowing them to board the plane with only a facial recognition scan. “SelfPass takes less than…

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

Representatives from more than 125 different airlines met to discuss the industry’s agenda for the next decade at last week’s APEX Expo in Los Angeles. The gathered executives identified biometrics and sustainability as two of the most important priorities facing the airline industry. To that end, Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh delivered a keynote on…

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

“MFace Flex is specifically designed to transform the travel experience by making key travel touch points as frictionless as possible.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA IDEMIA has unveiled its newest high-throughput biometric solution. Dubbed MFace Flex, it revolves around facial recognition. Running through a standard video feed, it’s capable…

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

“While the initial trials of Panasonic’s biometric eGates were aimed at Japanese citizens, the company says that 123 of the 203 units that will be in operation thanks to this latest order will be used to process foreign nationals.” The Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s Ministry of Justice is expanding the use of biometric eGates…

Barbados Airport Expands Use of BorderXpress Self-Service Kiosks

Barbados Airport Expands Use of BorderXpress Self-Service Kiosks

The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados has installed 32 biometric BorderXpress kiosks, expanding a border control program that began with 16 of the self-service kiosks in 2018. The airport is now operating 48 total kiosks, all of which come courtesy of Innovative Travel Solutions, which is itself a subsidiary of Vancouver International Airport. To…

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet has outfitted Lithuania’s Vilnius International Airport with ten biometric e-gates to speed up border crossings. Six of the gates will help with arrivals, while the other four have been allocated to facilitate departures. The e-gates support fingerprint and facial recognition, making Lithuania the first European nation to deploy ABC gates that utilize both modalities.…

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