Vision-Box ABC eGates installed at Viracopos International Airport

Viracopos International Airport installed Vision-Box’s automated border control (ABC) eGates at the end of 2015 and has already processing thousands of passengers during its first month in operation. Viracopos is one of the largest air traffic centers in Brazil, with 10.3 million passengers moving through the airport annually. President-Director of Viracopos International Airport, Gustavo Müssnich commented, “After Viracopos reached a record in passenger volume in a single year, this new technology has arrived to make the airport journey much more

Border Security & Intelligence Summit to discuss biometrics

Defense Strategies Institute announced that it will host the upcoming U.S. Border Security & Intelligence Summit, where attendees will work towards a cohesive and holistic approach to intelligence sharing and operational capabilities. To be held on January 26 and 27 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia, the event will focus on several key topics including maintaining a biometrics focus on maximizing mobile and multimodal technology innovation at the border and ports of entry. The educational and

Iris recognition market to reach $167.9M by 2019: report

A Frost & Sullivan report entitled “5-year Opportunity Analysis of the Global Iris Recognition Market”, finds that the iris recognition market will increase revenues from $142.9 million in 2014 to reach $167.9 million in 2019. The report finds that iris recognition will experience strong growth in the hospitality, healthcare and finance sectors over the long term as prices decline. “Global security threats and fraudulent activities heighten the need for iris recognition systems,” said Ram Ravi, Frost & Sullivan measurement and

Vision-Box provides biometric border control solution for Spain-Britain border

Vision-Box announced it designed and deployed a biometric-enabled automated border solution that enables authorities to effectively monitor traveler clearance at the border entry and exit point of La Línea de la Concepción, a town in Spain situated on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Vision-Box implemented the project in cooperation with Accenture as part of an extended program to improve security at Spanish borders through Automated Border Control systems. The solution comprises of two main fully integrated components, including 26

BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

September 9-11, 2015 Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington D.C BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat our agency leaders have to better borders is terrorist travel. ISIS is desperate to move foreign nationals into its fold and presenting new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting tech sector need to harness to help curtail the travel. We have world support

Border Management & Technologies Summit

May 12-14, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Now entering our 3rd year of our Border Management & Technologies Summit, we will look into emerging countries that are making significant improvements to their border security. The event will also look into the new technologies and paradigms being developed to create more efficient borders. With Integrated Border Management systems becoming established across Europe we will be looking at case studies from Eastern European nations on their development of creating a strong IBM strategy and

3rd Identities at the Borders and Future of Travel Europe Seminar

April 21-22, 2015 Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands The event will focus on the Future of Travel (Registered Traveller Programmes) and Automated Border Control. As with the the previous seminar, the event will be interactive with a focus on discussion facilitated by the Biometrics Institute. It will bring together border agencies, biometric suppliers and the aviation industry. Over 75 delegates attended the previous seminar including: Copenhagen Airports, ACI Europe, Federal Police Belgium, Belgian Federal Police, Bundespolizei (BPOL) German Federal Police, Royal

Air Entry Exit Working Group stocked with all industry players, taking on biometric exit in Congress

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). In October 2014 the Air Entry Exit Working Group was formed by my organization, the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association with the Security Industry Association and sixteen private sector companies including 3M, L-3 Communications, Vision-Box and others. Today, the Working Group includes the Document Security Alliance as well as MorphoTrust and CrossMatch. The latest brouhaha in Congress over border security has the Working

Banking, ePassports driving biometrics expansion says Gemalto

According to analysis from Gemalto, an international digital security company, banking and border security will continue to drive the expansion of biometrics. “With security threats becoming more prevalent and advanced, financial organisations and retailers are now exploring ways to make digital interactions more secure and seamless for customers. This goal is driving increased demand for biometric solutions,” stated Pierre Lelievre VP, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific at Gemalto in a recent article.  “Using a fingerprint, iris scan, voiceprint or facial

Ghana to upgrade biometric passports

The Government of Ghana announced that it will soon upgrade its biometric passports so that they are chip-embedded for the electronic verification of travelers. Ghana introduced machine-readable biometric passports in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations for all categories of passport holders. The announcement about the upgrade was made by Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, at a conference for Ghana’s diplomats in Accra last week, according to a report in allAfrica.com. Numerous items discussed