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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.…

Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Self-service systems significantly enhance the passenger experience, suggest results from a new survey from air travel solutions provider SITA. The twelfth edition of the SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, conducted in partnership with Air Transport World, polled over 7,000 passengers from 17 countries around the world. Passengers who went through biometric screening at airports rated…

JetBlue-CBP Airport Screening Trial Replaces Travel Docs with Biometrics

JetBlue-CBP Airport Screening Trial Replaces Travel Docs with Biometrics

JetBlue, SITA, and the US Customs and Border Protection agency are working together to trial a new kind of passenger screening system that does away with both paper and device-based travel documents. It’s all replaced by biometrics, with interested passengers having the option to sign up with a photo of their faces. Facial recognition technology…

SITA Working Group to Advocate for Biometric Airport Screening

SITA Working Group to Advocate for Biometric Airport Screening

Riding the wave of this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo, air travel IT solutions provider SITA has announced the Secure Journeys Working Group, an industry initiative aimed at offering policy guidance to the Transportation Security Administration, the Customs and Border Protection Agency, and other relevant government groups. It’s an extension of the Border Automation User Group formed…

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Australia’s Brisbane Airport has become the first in Australia to implement SITA Smart Path, a biometric and automated passenger screening solution. The process is simple. Travelers present their passenger information at the SITA Smart Path kiosk, and then proceed through an automated gate, undergoing a facial recognition scan that links them to their passport and…

SITA Smart Path Replaces Passports, Boarding Passes with Biometrics

SITA Smart Path Replaces Passports, Boarding Passes with Biometrics

The biometric airport screening market is heating up with a major new entry unveiled by IT solutions provider SITA at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo. SITA has announced Smart Path, a biometric boarding system that condenses passenger processing down to one biometric check. A facial recognition scan is performed when the passenger first arrives at the boarding…

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

Air transport IT specialist SITA has brought its self-service automated border control (ABC) solution to Naples International Airport, the company has announced. SITA’s iBorders Border Automation ABCGates use facial recognition to identify passengers, scanning their faces and matching them against the biometric data contained in their ePassports. SITA says its solution can process travelers in…

Orlando Airport Kiosks Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Orlando Airport Kiosks Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Air transport solutions provider SITA has upgraded the automated passport control (APC) kiosks of Orlando International Airport with facial recognition capabilities, the company has announced. The airport now has APC kiosks in place capable of matching travelers’ faces to their images in their passports. The upgrade was undertaken in an effort to comply with new…