biometric passenger screening

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…

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…

CLEAR Accelerates Car Rental Process with Biometrics

CLEAR Accelerates Car Rental Process with Biometrics

CLEAR has further extended its expedited screening program beyond airport security, this time bringing it to the car rental process through a new partnership with Hertz. In a new program called “Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR”, members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program can link their accounts to their CLEAR accounts, allowing them…

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…

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

In terms of traveler volumes, this was the busiest Thanksgiving in the Transportation Security Administration’s history, and the stats point to the value of its TSA PreCheck biometric screening program. The TSA says that Sunday, November 25th, saw 2.7 million travelers pass through TSA screening, making it the single busiest day for travel in its…

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

“…the TSA is preparing to open a temporary enrollment center near Pennsylvania’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport next week.” As the weather cools down and the holiday travel season heats up, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to get more people enrolled in its TSA PreCheck program. By submitting certain biographic and biometric information in advance,…

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC is strengthening its focus on both the air travel applications of its biometric technology and the APAC market with plans to show off its solutions at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Expo 2018. From its booth in the convention center, the company will showcase how its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be used in automated…

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

“Biometrics will work at every touchpoint of the journey to make travelling easier for the passenger while providing border services with greater security.” – Gloria Guevara, President, WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the first big step in its “Seamless Traveller Journey” initiative, which is aimed at using biometrics and other…

[Money20/20] CLEAR’s CEO Talks Biometric Access Control and Naked Payments

[Money20/20] CLEAR’s CEO Talks Biometric Access Control and Naked Payments

With biometric technology being a bigger topic than ever at this year’s Money20/20 Las Vegas, one of the most fascinating panel discussions was focused on one particular biometrics program, albeit a very ambitious one: CLEAR. It started out as a system aimed at using biometric identification to expedite airport screening for members, but has recently…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Amid Expansion, CLEAR Launches Marketing Campaign

Amid Expansion, CLEAR Launches Marketing Campaign

“…the announcement arrives just a week after the news that CLEAR was opening a new office in Austin, Texas, and soon after the launch of a pioneering biometric payments system in Seattle that lets sports fans pay for snacks at concessions stands using a simple fingerprint scan.” With CLEAR now having established an extensive network…

Biometric Passenger Processing Goes Live at ATL’s Terminal F

Biometric Passenger Processing Goes Live at ATL’s Terminal F

“The system has been implemented in Terminal F of the airport, in the form of 46 biometric check-in kiosks, 54 counters supporting biometric baggage drop, and 12 biometric security gates.” Delta Air Lines has officially launched a biometric passenger processing system at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is of course, a product of Delta’s collaboration…

Vision-Box Gets Bengaluru Client Just Two Months After Opening Indian Office

Vision-Box Gets Bengaluru Client Just Two Months After Opening Indian Office

Vision-Box has found its latest client in southern India, announcing that Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has ordered its biometric automated passenger boarding technology. BIAL is the operator of the Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bengaluru. Vision-Box says its technology will be implemented to enable the automatic identification of travelers as they proceed through the airport,…

Biometric Entry Arrives at Dulles International Airport

Biometric Entry Arrives at Dulles International Airport

Facial recognition is now being used to screen international arrivals at the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). It’s an expansion of the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric screening program, which arrived at IAD in June of last year, when facial recognition technology was implemented to scan international travelers departing from the airport. Individuals…

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

“…US citizens and residents who have signed up for TSA PreCheck will be able to breeze their way through security screening while making their way to board flights on Swiss International Air Lines.” Swiss International Air Lines has become the latest foreign partner to sign on with the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck biometric pre-screening program.…

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the second phase of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS), the biometric border screening program being developed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Transportation Security Administration. The program revolves around the biometric identification of travelers. As it stands in…

Biometric Airport Automation to See 20% CAGR Through 2022: Acuity

Biometric Airport Automation to See 20% CAGR Through 2022: Acuity

“The age of seamless international travel has arrived. Integrated, frictionless passenger facilitation is the next wave of biometric automation for expedited travel.”  – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence Acuity Market Research is predicting considerable growth for the airport biometrics market over the next few years. Entitled, “The Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation Report: Form Curb to Gate,”…

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

Saudi Arabian Airport Modernization Plan Includes Biometric Identification System

Saudi Arabian Airport Modernization Plan Includes Biometric Identification System

“The effort to facilitate biometric passenger screening lines up with the Saudi government’s interest in biometric security more broadly…” Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is laying down a runway for biometric passenger processing through a new contract with SITA. The contract entails a broad modernization effort across 26 airports in the country.…

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