Biometrics to replace passports at Australian airports

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced 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, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald. Budgeted to cost $94 million over five years, the Seamless Traveler system aims to make the airport process more efficient by enabling 90% of arrivals to automatically pass unmanned electronic stations at some time between

Sint Maarten Airport adds Vision-Box biometric ABC e-gate solution

A joint initiative of Princess Juliana International Airport N.V., Immigration and Border Protection Services, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) and Vision-Box to reinvent and modernize the airport has entered phase two with the launch of Vision-Box biometric Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates. The vb i-match ABC eGates join the already existing vb i-match security checkpoint eGates installed in the first phase of the project and together, streamline the identification processes for departing passengers, when entering airside and clearing

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Tascent launches dual iris and face recognition systems

Tascent introduced its InSight One high-throughput dual iris and face recognition system on Thursday. The InSight One’s performance, compact size, and human-centric design and usability overcomes traditional barriers to biometric use and enables a wide range of next-generation applications, according to the company. Intended for use in consumer travel, border control, access management, financial services, and identity management, the InSight One builds on the capabilities of the InSight Duo, which is used at airports including Dubai GDRFA and London Gatwick.

Vision-Box’s ABC eGates clear 10M passengers at major Australian airports

Vision-Box announced that 10 million passengers have been successfully processed through its Automated Border Control eGates installed at Australian international airports since last year. Using Vision-Box’s Automated Border Clearance solution, passengers of all ages and nationalities are able to leave the country by displaying their passport and looking directly at a camera to clear the border. It took approximately 12 months to install an unparalleled Automated Border Control infrastructure in Departures Halls at eight major airports throughout Australia, including in

Uruguay Airport implements Vision-Box biometric border control technologies

Puerta del Sur S.A. (part of Corporación America and concessionary of the Carrasco International Airport), and the National Direction of Migration of Uruguay have been working together to develop a significant overhaul of the border control procedures. These border control procedure renovations are being conducted in the scope of SISCA, a comprehensive program that analyzes, develops and implements the best technologies and procedures to control and secure airport facilities, verify travelers and cargo, as well as facilitate passengers along their

Biometrics Institute releases findings from 2016 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2016 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey. The annual report, now in its seventh year, provides insights into different trends and emerging developments in the biometrics industry. The survey was distributed to all Biometrics Institute members, other key stakeholders and media contacts (approximately 6000 individuals in total) in May and closed in early June. The findings are based on the feedback of over 200 individuals from

The Biometric Citizen

Biometrics is becoming more familiar in the commercial marketplace, but it has a relatively long history of use by governments worldwide — not only to lower security risks and mitigate fraud, but also to improve delivery of goods and services to citizens. The focus on strong personal identification is the best means of achieving these objectives. Whether the application is border control or benefit disbursement, knowing the identity of whomever is gaining access to a country, service or privilege is

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum June 29 | Washington, DC In order to survey and discuss DHS advances in biometrics, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) will host the Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 29, 2016. The Forum will feature experts and senior officials from CBP, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DHS Office of Biometrics and Identity Management (OBIM), and the FBI’s Biometrics Center of Excellence. The

Technavio report finds North American biometrics market to exceed $8B by 2020

Technavio recently published a new research study titled ‘Biometrics Market in North America 2016-2020,’ which forecasts the biometrics market in North America to reach over $8 billion in revenue by 2020. The comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The report states that the Increasing complexity of cyber-attacks and data pilferage, along with the growing awareness about security risks have driven end-users to adopt more secure, multimodal authentication solutions. “A