New Zealand

NZ Authorities Test Family-Focused Biometric Screening Solution at Christchurch Airport

NZ Authorities Test Family-Focused Biometric Screening Solution at Christchurch Airport

“…Safran Identity & Security’s new solution could fill a gap in the market, if its testing at Christchurch Airport proves successful.” New Zealand Customs is testing out a new biometric traveler screening system developed by Safran Identity & Security at Christchurch Airport. The solution is designed to extend automated, biometric traveler screening to kids under…

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Morpho Australasia has installed 51 new generation biometric eGates at the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown airports in New Zealand. Called SmartGates, the kiosks use facial recognition technology to match travelers’ faces against the facial biometric data in their e-passports, helping to automate the passenger screening process. They have been in…

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay has made its debut in New Zealand, but with somewhat limited support. Only one card issuer in the country is currently backing the mobile payment platform, and that’s ANZ, whose customers can upload their Visa cards to the app. It’s the same bank that is Apple’s only major supporter among financial institutions in…

Auckland Airport Introduces Biometric Baggage System

Auckland Airport Introduces Biometric Baggage System

Air New Zealand has introduced biometric baggage drop-off at the Auckland International Airport. The automated system work’s with the airline’s online check-in system and other self-service kiosks already in place. To use it, travelers scan their boarding passes and passports at automated e-gates, matching their biometric data for identity authentication in a process similar to…

Morpho to Expand Biometrics Work with NZCS

Morpho to Expand Biometrics Work with NZCS

Morpho (Safran) is deepening its relationship with the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) with plans to expand its biometric e-gate operations in the country. The project will begin with the implementation of nine new, next-generation Morpho e-Gates at the Auckland International Airport, with the option for further expansion over the next five years. This development…

New Zealand Plans Ahead with eGate Expansion

New Zealand Plans Ahead with eGate Expansion

New Zealand is getting 29 more SmartGates to help ease the flow of travelers across its borders. The news comes by way of the country’s Customs Minister, Nicky Wagner. The project is being driven by more than $6 million in funds from the country’s Future Investment Fund as part of an effort to keep pace…