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New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New details are emerging about the Japanese government’s plan to substitute tourists’ fingerprints for their payment cards. The project was announced earlier this month, and entails connecting visitors’ biometric data to their financial information so that they can make easily make payments at tourist hotspots without having to fill out complicated tax exemption forms; it would…

Curaçao Airport Deploys Vision-Box ABC Solution

Curaçao Airport Deploys Vision-Box ABC Solution

The tropical island country of Curaçao has implemented an automated border control (ABC) eGate system from Vision-Box. Deployed at the Curaçao International Airport, the system is intended to improve the traveler experience, with Curaçao’s tourism industry being a major economic sector. The airport’s managers are working to expand its capacity from 1.6 to 2.5 million travelers per year,…

Japan Tourism Project to Swap Credit Cards, Passports for Fingerprints

Japan Tourism Project to Swap Credit Cards, Passports for Fingerprints

Japanese authorities are preparing to test out biometric payments for a potentially large-scale deployment. The system will confirm payment transactions by scanning two fingerprints simultaneously. It’s a project being spearheaded by the government as a means of improving tourism ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. The electronic, biometric payment system would automatically deduct taxes,…