biometric passenger screening

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

A new Visiongain report is predicting that increasing international travel will lead to a thriving airport security market over the course of the next decade. The report pegs the current value of the market at $8.83 billion, and that figure is expected to grow through 2029 as airports work to keep airport passengers safe. Visiongain…

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…

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. The TSA’s PreCheck program allows eligible passengers to register…

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

CLEAR is teaming up with United Airlines to promote biometric screening technology at airports in the United States. In addition to making an equity investment in the company, United will deploy CLEAR’s tech at its Newark Liberty International and Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport hubs, and will support the company’s efforts to introduce CLEAR lanes…

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC has formed a landmark partnership with the Star Alliance consortium of airlines that will lead to the creation of a facial recognition platform for Star Alliance’s frequent flyers. The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass,…

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Another Scandinavian airline has introduced biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Norwegian Air has teamed up with Vision-Box to allow passengers to board flights using a facial recognition scan for authentication. The Vision-Box biometric eGates have been in use since a July 11th Norwegian Air flight from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Vision-Box’s technology…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, India, is rolling out a biometric boarding program in collaboration with Vision-Box. The Digi Yatra project will eventually include 350 touchpoints spread throughout the airport’s entire Terminal 1, making it the largest biometric boarding program in Asia. For now, however, the program will only be available to passengers…

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