Identity companies at ID4Africa expo hall embrace Africa’s challenges and opportunity

With approximately 45 percent of the world’s 1.1 billion people without legal identity living in Africa, according to new World Bank statistics, the opportunity for companies in biometrics and the broader identity ecosystem are clear. The challenges are also well known, with lack of electricity, digital infrastructure, political will, and budget, along with other challenges present in different combinations and degrees in each country. Over 90 companies are exhibiting their technical answers to these challenges in the expo hall of

British Airways introduces facial recognition border control gates at Heathrow airport

British Airways is introducing facial recognition-based border control technology that will seamlessly and quickly identify passengers at boarding gates in London’s Heathrow Airport, according to a report by Bloomberg. Facial recognition devices at the airport’s main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s facial features along with the boarding pass. The kiosks then run a facial scan at the gate to verify the traveler’s identity, allowing them to board the plane without displaying any documents, according to a British

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

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