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IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA IDEMIA‘s biometric facial recognition technology is taking to the seas. The company has announced that…

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has used facial recognition technology to capture an imposter trying to enter the country through John F. Kennedy airport in New York. According to CBP, the imposter was a 26-year-old woman travelling from Mexico City who presented a US passport when she arrived at JFK. The woman was taken…

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

A year after unveiling a biometric arrivals concourse, the Miami International Airport (MIA) is still working to improve the passenger experience. The airport has announced the launch of a biometric departure platform that will use facial recognition to eliminate the need for a passport and a boarding pass. The new system will confirm passenger identity…

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Respondents to FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey tend to have shown a high level of comfort with – and enthusiasm for – biometric technologies, though that attitude took a notable dip when it came to the topic of how the government uses biometric technologies. Question 12 of the survey asked respondents to indicate how…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto is going to work with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on a biometric boarding system at Los Angeles International Airport, the company has announced. LAX has been the site of considerable biometric experimentation over the past year. British Airways and Lufthansa both participated in biometric passenger screening trials with the CBP earlier…

Biometric Boarding Cruises Along at ATL, with a Bit of Turbulence

Biometric Boarding Cruises Along at ATL, with a Bit of Turbulence

Delta Air Lines’ biometric passenger processing system has been in place at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a couple of months now, but there are still some hiccups in its operation, according to an AJC report. The product of a collaboration with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the biometric system’s launch was…

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

In terms of traveler volumes, this was the busiest Thanksgiving in the Transportation Security Administration’s history, and the stats point to the value of its TSA PreCheck biometric screening program. The TSA says that Sunday, November 25th, saw 2.7 million travelers pass through TSA screening, making it the single busiest day for travel in its…

Biometric Tech Plays Backup in Recent CBP Border Arrest

Biometric Tech Plays Backup in Recent CBP Border Arrest

The US Customs and Border Protection agency continues to promote the benefits of its biometric border control technology with the announcement that it has been used to confirm the identity of a man wanted on sexual assault charges in Texas. The individual was apprehended while trying to cross the Anzalduas International Bridge. According to the…

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

“The system allows travelers for select international flights to board their flights after a simple face scan, with no need for pre-registration, since the facial recognition technology can match passengers to the boarding passes on file.” JetBlue, the US Customs and Border Protection agency, and authorities at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New…

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC is strengthening its focus on both the air travel applications of its biometric technology and the APAC market with plans to show off its solutions at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Expo 2018. From its booth in the convention center, the company will showcase how its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be used in automated…

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

With the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric border control program now in place at a land crossing, the agency says it has already nabbed its third fraudster. The agency’s program, which uses facial recognition to match travelers to their official travel documents, is increasingly prominent at US airports, with the CBP aiming to…

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

“Biometrics will work at every touchpoint of the journey to make travelling easier for the passenger while providing border services with greater security.” – Gloria Guevara, President, WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the first big step in its “Seamless Traveller Journey” initiative, which is aimed at using biometrics and other…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Biometric Entry Program Busts Another 26-Year-Old Woman from Ghana

Biometric Entry Program Busts Another 26-Year-Old Woman from Ghana

“Face-scanning systems are now in place at a number of airports across the US, but they’re mostly for the CBP’s Biometric Exit program, using biometrics to track individuals leaving the US. Washington Dulles International Airport is the first to turn this technology on arriving travelers.” The US Customs and Border Protection agency is boasting of…

CBP’s Biometric Border Control Comes to Europe

CBP’s Biometric Border Control Comes to Europe

Ireland’s Shannon Airport has become the first in Europe to enable biometric pre-screening for travelers headed to the US. As with the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s escalating border screening program at American airports, Shannon Airport’s system is based on facial recognition. Participating travelers’ faces are scanned and matched against their travel documents, verifying…

NEC to Highlight Biometric Solutions at Aviation Industry Events

NEC to Highlight Biometric Solutions at Aviation Industry Events

“NEC Europe executive advisor Michael O’Connell will be one of the speakers in AVSEC World Day’s Aviation Security 2030 Session, affording an opportunity to really delve into how biometric technology – and NEC’s in particular – can be used to improve security in air travel.” NEC is getting ready to extend a helping hand to…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

With its biometric border screening efforts now having attained liftoff at multiple airports in the US, the Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that it is expanding its land border efforts. The agency has implemented a face scanning system for pedestrians at the San Luis Port of Entry. It’s essentially the same concept as…

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