Dublin Airport to install 20 new Vision-Box biometric eGates this year

Dublin Airport is planning to install 20 of Vision-Box’s biometric ‘eGates’ at both Terminal One and Terminal Two — 10 E-Gates each — before the end of the year, according to a report by The Irish Sun. The move comes a few months after the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) revealed it is looking to increase use of its CCTV cameras to monitor passengers in real time in an effort to improve security and safety. Irish citizens and travelers from other

CBP rolls out biometric exit technology at Houston, Las Vegas airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has rolled out facial recognition-based biometric exit technology at Houston’s William P. Hobby International and at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. The technology will be used at McCarran to screen a daily flight from the U.S. to Guadalajara, Mexico, and for selected flights coming out of Hobby International. CBP has also deployed the biometric exit technology this summer at Dulles International, Bush Intercontinental Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The agency has stated that all

Sydney Airport considering using biometrics to replace passports

Sydney Airport is considering implementing a plan that would replace the manual inspection of passports and boarding passes with facial recognition for all international travelers departing from Australia, according to a report by Australian Business Traveler. The move comes a few months after Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection unveiled plans to implement a new biometric system at the country’s international airports by 2020, which will include replacing existing paper ID passports with face, iris and/or fingerprint recognition. The

Vision-Box to supply automated biometric control solution to Australian airports

Vision-Box has won a major tender agreement from the Australian federal government worth around $22.7 million for the provision of automated biometric contactless traveler’ clearance process technology for Australia’s airports, according to a report by ARN. The government valued the three-year contract, which runs from June 26 to June 25, 2020, at $22.5 million, however, tender documents state that the deal is worth $22.7 million. Under the agreement, Vision-Box’s local division will deliver upgraded biometric technology, enabling the Department of

Singapore airport to open new terminal with automated face recognition system

Singapore’s Changi Airport will open a new T4 terminal later this year that will allow passengers to go through check-in to boarding without having to speak to a single airport security official, according to a report by Reuters. The terminal arrives just in time as Changi is already operating close to total capacity. The airport is considered the world’s sixth busiest for international traffic. The new airport terminal will be the first in Asia to implement facial recognition technology to

CLEAR takes off at Dallas Love Field airport

Identity membership platform CLEAR, a TSA-approved system that stores your biometrics, has launched at Dallas Love Field airport (DAL). The launch at DAL expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Salt Lake City International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The whole process [of scanning your eyes and fingerprint] takes less than half a second,” said CLEAR’s David Cohen. “Then you go straight into physical screening.”

Delta testing fingerprint recognition boarding pass at Arlington, VA airport

Delta customers now can use fingerprints instead of their boarding pass to board any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Delta’s biometric boarding pass experience that launched in May at the DCA Delta Sky Club is now integrated into the boarding process, enabling eligible Delta SkyMiles members who are enrolled in CLEAR to use their fingerprints as proof of identity to board their plane. The final phase of Delta’s DCA biometric boarding pass test, which will take place

CLEAR launches at Salt Lake City International Airport

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has launched at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The launch at SLC, Terminal 2, expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Los Angeles International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The SLC International Airport is pleased to partner with CLEAR to provide a new option for travelers to reduce their wait time in security,” said Salt Lake City International Airport

Biometric exit solution deployed at Chicago O’Hare Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport for select flights. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport using facial recognition. Future deployments are planned for additional airports this summer. Last month, it was revealed that a current pilot project for flights from Dulles International Airport to Dubai is testing NEC’s commercial-off-the-shelf NeoFace Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching at a gate operated by

Airline group wants greater use of facial recognition to help reduce delays at Paris airports

Jean-Marc Janaillac, the CEO of the Air France-KLM airline group, appealed to French authorities to allow a greater use of facial recognition technology in an effort to reduce delays for passengers caused by security checks at Paris airports, according to a Reuters report. Janaillac says that airport delays caused by police checks, which can be more than two hours, come at a time when passenger traffic is picking up ahead of the summer holiday season, and that he has written