Maldives acknowledged for biometric passports and border control system

Maldives Immigration has been acknowledged with the international IAIR Award for its epassport and egates system, which was supplied by German biometrics firm DERMALOG. The IAIR award was given to government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony held last week in Milan, Italy. With 27 advanced security features, the Maldives epassport is one of the most secure and world leading security documents today. Furthermore, the new Maldives epassport has a highly secure polycarbonate data page with laser

Mount Airey Group, Acuant to release chip reader for passport authentication

Identity solutions firm Mount Airey Group, Inc. is partnering with data capture and authentication firm Acuant to release a comprehensive authentication solution for border control. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIP, will serve as an integral aspect of AssureID which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls. Acuant CHIP conducts multiple authentication tests including basic access control (BAC) to cryptographically access

CBP will continue to engage with industry on biometric exit plans

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency recently updated the industry on its plans for biometric exit since it issued its initial request for information (RFI), CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition last June, emphasizing that it will “continue to engage with industry regarding biometric exit,” according to a report by Homeland Security Today. The move comes a couple weeks after CBP detailed its biometric exit plans in the RFI, including the four biometric field tests the agency performed to

Facial recognition kiosks installed at Ottawa International Airport

Passengers arriving on international flights to Canada’s Ottawa International Airport will have the option of using a self-serve facial recognition-based kiosk to expedite the arrival process, according to a report by the CBC. It was reported earlier this month that several Canadian airports would be implementing facial recognition technology in spring as part of Canada Border Services Agency’s new traveller screening program. The primary inspection kiosks verify a traveler’s identity by capturing a photo and comparing it to their passport

SITA working group to define roadmap for secure end-to-end passenger experience

SITA has formed the Secure Journeys Working Group, a new initiative aimed at addressing growing airport security threats in the United States. The group will provide policy guidance to the Transportation Security Administration, the Customs and Border Protection Agency, and other relevant government organizations related to travel safety. Secure Journeys is an expansion of SITA’s Border Automation User Group which was formed in 2015 to facilitate implementation of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Passport Control program. “Because

Secunet to deploy ABC eGates at Iceland airport

Secunet has won a contract to provide the first automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland, as part of a co-operation between Isavia, the operator of Keflavik airport, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the Sudurnes district police. The German security firm will initially install and implement 12 eGates at Keflavik International Airport in summer 2017. The airport is currently undergoing a steady growth in passenger numbers, and is frequently used as a major hub for intercontinental flights

Vision-Box debuts on-the-move facial recognition gateway

Vision-Box partnered with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to present Seamless Gateway — a contactless, face biometrics passenger identification gateway connecting passengers with the airport, airline and border control authorities — during Passenger Terminal Expo this week. Seamless Gateway provide passengers with a seamless walkthrough identification experience at the airport, all without having to stop or interact with security officers at control points . The facial recognition system identifies the passenger within a few seconds, without compromising the biometric capture quality or

Fly to Gate automates document and ID verification processes for airports

Gemalto and IER have partnered to create Fly to Gate, a self-service solution that takes travelers smoothly from their home to the airport departure gate. The solution offers travelers the choice between mobile check-in or self-service kiosks and includes bag drop points, border control, security and boarding gates. The Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate solution supports multimodal biometric verification including facial recognition, document verification and straightforward integration with immigration systems, enabling rigorous standards of security and outstanding operational efficiency

CBP details biometric entry/exit program plans

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is taking the next step of its development of a biometric entry/exit system program by reaching out to the industry with an RFI titled “CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition“, as posted via the U.S. General Services Administration. As discussed in the previous RFI, which was issued on June 20, 2016, the CBP performed four biometric field tests to assess the operational viability of different biometric modalities and traveler processing procedures. These experiments

Revised immigration order calls for expedited completion of biometric entry/exit system for “in-scope” travelers

President Donald Trump has signed an updated version of his executive order on immigration, which calls for the expedited completion and implementation of a biometric entry/exit system for “in-scope” travelers, according to a report by FCW. The move comes six weeks after President Trump signed the initial executive order which included a proposal to establish a national biometric ID program for non-citizens entering and leaving the U.S. In addition to excluding Iraq from the list of majority-Muslim Middle Eastern countries