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Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

The Singaporean government is getting ready to add iris scanning to its biometric border screening arsenal. As Channel News Asia reports, the move comes quickly in the wake of parliamentary approval of new legislation designed to strengthen the country’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Currently, the ICA collects collects the fingerprints of travelers passing through…

Temporary PreCheck Enrollment Center to Enable 1,000 More Appointments

Temporary PreCheck Enrollment Center to Enable 1,000 More Appointments

A new, temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center is available to help Dallas-area travelers expedite the security screening process at a number of US airports. The facility opened this past Tuesday and is in operation from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the workweek, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, it’s final day…

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

The US Transportation Security Administration is seeking to improve the efficiency of airport security screening, and MorphoTrust USA is expanding its efforts with TSA PreCheck accordingly, the company says. TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program based on biometric identification, and administrated by MorphoTrust. Individuals who enroll are essentially pre-cleared for security, with their fingerprints…

Airport Screening Tech Market to Reach $1.63B by 2020

Airport Screening Tech Market to Reach $1.63B by 2020

The airport screening technology market is going to grow markedly over the next several years, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report predicts that spending on passenger screening technologies will rise from $1.42 billion last year to $1.63 billion in the year 2020. According to Frost & Sullivan researcher John Hernandez, the…

Cairo Int’l Airport Implements Biometric Screening

Cairo Int’l Airport Implements Biometric Screening

Egypt’s Cairo International Airport has started using a biometric passenger screening system, according to an article in The Cairo Post. The system was set in motion at an inaugural ceremony attended by Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab along with other government officials. It uses facial recognition to identify travelers, matching the biometric data against their…