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IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

The US Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency has expanded its biometric screening program to the sea, with a newly concluded trial demonstrating the use of facial recognition to identify passengers on cruise ships. The trial was conducted with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) using biometric technology provided by IDEMIA. The trial focused on re-entry of…

Vision-Box Unveils Seamless Airport 4.0 at FTE Asia

Vision-Box Unveils Seamless Airport 4.0 at FTE Asia

Vision-Box representatives are in Singapore today to showcase their latest biometric traveler screening solution at Future Travel Experience Asia Expo 2017 (or ‘FTE Asia 2017’). Dubbed Seamless Airport 4.0, the solution is a combination of the biometric automation technologies Vision-Box has been developing for years. It’s designed to essentially enable frictionless passenger processing with biometric…

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

“And it works both ways: Travelers from Taiwan who register for the program will get expedited processing at the 54 airports participating in the US.” Taiwan has become the latest state to join the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Trusted Traveler Program. The development arrives thanks in part to Taiwanese authorities’ implementation of…

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA has announced another partnership with an NFL football team to promote TSA PreCheck enrollment. The management of the San Francisco 49ers will host IDEMIA’s enrollment desks at the Levi’s Stadium. News of the partnership comes soon after IDEMIA announced a similar partnership with the New York Jets, marking an expansion of its efforts to…

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IDEMIA‘s IdentoGO organization has signed on its first NFL partner to promote its TSA PreCheck biometric authentication program — the New York Jets. The partnership will see PreCheck registration made available to Jets fans at MetLife Stadium during all Jets home games this season. Those who sign up will then be have access to expedited, biometric…

Huawei’s Modular Data Center Supports Dubai Airport Digitization

Huawei’s Modular Data Center Supports Dubai Airport Digitization

Dubai Airport is ramping up its technological overhaul, and Huawei is playing an important role, the latter has announced. Huawei says it has been selected by airport authorities to provide its FusionModule1000B prefabricated, modular data center solution to provide the powerhouse for Dubai Airport’s increasingly digital operations. It’s already the world’s biggest airport in terms…

SITA to Bring Biometric Passenger Identification Solutions to Qatar Airport

SITA to Bring Biometric Passenger Identification Solutions to Qatar Airport

SITA will soon bring its biometric passenger processing technology to the Hamad International Airport, in Qatar, with the parties having just signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on advanced passenger processing solutions. The agreement will see SITA implement 62 of its biometric check-in kiosks at the airport, as well as the deployment of biometric…

TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

This year saw the busiest summer ever for the Transportation Security Administration, the organization has announced. Between the Memorial Day weekend and the Labor Day weekend, TSA checkpoints processed about 239 million travelers. The period saw 35 days during which over 2.4 million travelers were screened, with the busiest day having been the Friday before…

Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Expand Biometric Airport Screening

Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Expand Biometric Airport Screening

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the TSA Modernization Act, a bill recently introduced to the Senate that is aimed at expanding the Transportation Security Administration’s and the Customs and Border Protection agency’s use of biometric screening at various border checkpoints in the US. The legislation arrives as the CBP has been expanding a biometric border…

Government Applications Month: The Roundup

Government Applications Month: The Roundup

All through September FindBiometrics placed a featured focus on government applications in biometrics. For the last four weeks we brought you live event coverage, interviews, featured articles, industry news and an expert webinar featuring the leading minds in government biometrics. Take a look back on the highlights of Government Applications Month: Where To Start Government…

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA is proclaiming the success of its Boston Logan International Airport deployment in collaboration with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection agency. First announced this past spring, the pioneering program was meant to explore the use of biometric facial recognition technology – provided by SITA – as a replacement for passengers’ travel documents.…

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box has announced a new refinement of its Orchestra passenger processing platform dubbed “Seamless Totem”. The aim, as usual, is to streamline passenger processing using biometric identification, with facial recognition technology identifying customers as they travel through the various contact points of an airport. Now, Seamless Totem brings that system to ports and land border…

Vision-Box Launches Dashboard Tool for Airport Analytics

Vision-Box Launches Dashboard Tool for Airport Analytics

Vision-Box is further enhancing its Orchestra airport management platform with a new analytics solution called VB Dashbox. It’s a web-based dashboard interface designed to collect a range of metrics coming in through Vision-Box’s various passenger tracking tools, giving administrators an overview of the operational picture. And the widget-based interface is customizable, allowing users to tailor…

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto‘s ePassport technologies are now being used in more than 30 countries, the company has announced. While Gemalto’s most recent ePassport project was announced for East Timor in June, in a statement announcing the breadth of the ePassport solutions’ reach, Gemalto Government Business Unit ID Document Solutions SVP Youzec Kurp highlighted “landmark projects in Algeria,…

Government Applications Month: The Primer

Government Applications Month: The Primer

September is Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the identity management and strong authentication technologies that keep modern society secure, convenient, and safe. From military ID and physical access control, to border security, law enforcement and next-gen voting, biometric technology has become a key component of the…

Jenetric Tech Used in Biometric Trial Program at Frankfurt Airport

Jenetric Tech Used in Biometric Trial Program at Frankfurt Airport

Jenetric has been participating in one component of a trial for the European Union’s ‘Smart Borders’ security program, the company has revealed. The German company’s technology has been implemented in Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, where authorities have been using Jenetric’s LiveTouch Quattro fingerprint scanner to document the biometrics of arrivals to the Schengen zone. According to…

BRIEF: Airport Facial Recognition Takes Off Around the World

BRIEF: Airport Facial Recognition Takes Off Around the World

While government authorities have been exploring biometric border screening for years, facial recognition is clearly the ascendant traveler processing solution at a growing number of airports around the world. This year has seen a flurry of activity as government authorities and airport administrators have raced ahead in their efforts to use face biometrics technologies to…

Baidu Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Beijing Airport

Baidu Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Beijing Airport

Baidu is bringing facial recognition technology to Beijing Capital International Airport for passenger identification. The technology is already being tested by airport staff in an access control application for secure areas, but will ultimately be used to identify passengers as they move through airport screening. Baidu says that as early as next year, facial recognition…

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (or “S&T”) is working with the Transportation Security Administration to trial contactless fingerprint scanning stations for traveler processing at airports. The tests began in June, and are taking place at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Denver International Airport. They’re restricted to volunteers who have signed up…

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