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Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is using a recent bust to highlight the advantages of its escalating use of facial recognition technology at US airports. As the CBP tells it, only a couple of days after this technology was implemented at the Washington Dulles International Airport, it found that a 26-year-old traveler coming…

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the topic of…

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

Today, July 31, 2018, marks the official start of Canada’s expanded biometric border screening program that mandates all European, African and Middle Eastern nationals applying for a visitor visa, a work study permit, or for permanent residence must provide fingerprint biometrics and a photo. The biometrics collected are valid for a period of ten years…

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos has won a 12-year, €340 million contract to provide the Bangladeshi government with next-generation passport and border control solutions, the company has announced. The contract was awarded to the company by the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The project will revolve around the development and issuance of ePassports, with the enrollment and data management processes…

SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

South Korea-based SmartCore has upgraded its biometric airport kiosks at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The kiosks now feature fingerprint scanning technology from Integrated Biometrics. While SmartCore’s airport kiosks have been scanning visitors’ fingerprints for years now, the company has now opted for Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo fingerprint sensor solution for its reliability and its FBI certification…

CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

“Phoenix Sky International Airport has become the 25th airport in the US to support CLEAR…” CLEAR‘s biometric passenger screening system has landed in Phoenix, Arizona. Registered passengers at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can now proceed through PHX Terminal 4 faster than ever, with CLEAR allowing them to confirm their identities through a simple…

Vancouver Airport’s Biometric Kiosk Solution Flies to Europe

Vancouver Airport’s Biometric Kiosk Solution Flies to Europe

“Developed by YVR’s independent business unit, Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), it’s designed to let travelers perform their own passenger processing at automated kiosks.” Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is exporting its biometric kiosk technology to Europe, with Cyprus’s Pafos International Airport and Larnaka International Airport both taking advantage of BorderXpress. The solution was first implemented at…

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport and Qantas’s trial of facial recognition technology for passengers is now underway. First announced this past February, the program is meant to allow travelers to board their flights without presenting physical documentation: Instead, their faces would be scanned and matched the flight manifest, with automated terminals allowing them entry to the boarding area.…

Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box is now open for business in India, with its new New Delhi office having officially opened last week. First announced in early June, the office is intended to help the Portugal-based company target opportunities for its biometric air travel solutions in the Indian market, where biometric services are increasingly prominent thanks to its Aadhaar…

Canadian Authorities Prepare for Biometric Border Screening Expansion

Canadian Authorities Prepare for Biometric Border Screening Expansion

Canadian immigration authorities are preparing for an administrative challenge as the country expands its biometric screening program, announcing that they will open new registration centers to accommodate heightened demand. The expansion is set to begin on July 31st, when visitors from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be required to provide biometric data –…

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

“The collection of biometric data is a common practice for government authorities in Nigeria…” Nigeria’s federal government is using biometrics to monitor foreigners in the country. As AllAfrica reports, the revelation came by way of Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. AbdulRahman Danbazau at a panel discussion held during the opening of the International Press Institute…

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei has retooled its airport ICT solution and is showcasing it at this week’s CEBIT 2018 exhibition in Germany. Dubbed Smart Airport 2.0, the solution focuses on linking video surveillance, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to improve efficiency at airports. As Huawei explains it, the advantages of this platform are manifold…

US-Backed NGO Project Enhances Biometric Border Screening in Mogadishu

US-Backed NGO Project Enhances Biometric Border Screening in Mogadishu

New fingerprint scanning terminals at two critical points of entry in Mogadishu could help to thwart international criminals and terrorists trying to elude authorities through Somalia. The terminals were installed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations-affiliated intergovernmental organization, with support from the US Department of State. Deployed at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle…

SITA to Provide Tech for First Full Biometric Exit Airport Program

SITA to Provide Tech for First Full Biometric Exit Airport Program

“The program is aimed at biometrically tracking everyone who enters and leaves the United States.” Orlando airport authorities are sticking with SITA as their key technology partner as they pursue a comprehensive biometric exit program. And to that end, SITA says it plans to fully implement biometric boarding at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) by…

Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

“Authorities have been trialing this biometric eGate technology at the Tokyo International Airport since October, and further deployments are planned for the Chubu Centrair International Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Fukuoka Airport.” Biometric eGates went into operation today at Japan’s Narita airport. The eGates’ functionality revolves around facial recognition, with technology from Panasonic being used…

Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box will open a new office in India at the end of this month, the company has announced. The office will be located in the Jor Bagh neighbourhood of New Delhi. In a statement announcing the plans, Vision-Box noted that India accounts for over 17 percent of the global population, and that India will be…

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