Los Angeles Airport trials contactless biometric boarding system from Vision-Box

Los Angeles Airport has begun a trial of a contactless self-service biometric boarding system from Vision-Box for travelers departing the U.S. The paperless solution captures a live high-quality image of the traveler’s face for matching by Customs and Border Protection against the digital facial token captured during the immigration process. This allows travelers to board the aircraft in just a few seconds without presenting a travel document or boarding pass, according to the announcement. It also allows the process of

IDEMIA provides biometrics-based passenger processing system at Changi Airport

IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) has deployed a complete passenger processing biometric system at the newly opened Terminal 4 at Changi Airport in Singapore. Changi Airport originally selected IDEMIA in September 2015 to provide biometric identification and authentication services as passengers pass through the airport’s terminal. The solution is based on IDEMIA’s MorphoPass Airport Solution which provides automated passenger ID checks using facial recognition at all departure control points. The system includes a centralized platform used by airlines and the

SITA showcases biometrics, AI tech at FTE Asia

SITA showcased its technology for airlines and airports at this week’s Future Travel Experience Asia 2017 in Singapore. Biometrics, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and robotics underpin SITA’s solutions for the airport of the future. Technology discussed and demonstrated included SITA Smart Path, a biometrics-based “walkthrough experience” allows passengers to make their way through checkpoints at an airport by simply looking into a camera. “Biometrics offers the opportunity for a secure and seamless experience,” explained Sumesh Patel, SITA President, Asia Pacific.

Vision-Box demos Seamless Airport 4.0 at FTE Asia

Vision-Box will host a demonstration of its Seamless Airport 4.0 ecosystem this week in Singapore at Future Travel Experience Asia 2017. The Seamless Airport 4.0 introduces a traveler-centric ecosystem into the airport environment through automation, biometrics, personalized self-service, real-time data analysis, and smart connectivity. The solution also features Vision-Box’s Mobile ID technology, which allows passengers to securely store biographic and biometric data in their mobile devices. Using a selfie, travelers can take advantage of the self-processing operation and with a

Airport Authority Hong Kong investing in biometrics and big data to improve efficiency

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) will be investing in several technologies including biometrics and big data at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to improve efficiency across the airport, according to a report by Future Travel Experience. Andy Bien, chief information officer of AAHK, said that he and his team are focusing on biometrics projects. “First of all, we want to trial eGates, following the IATA seamless travel initiative,” Bien said. “We’re studying the use of the face as a token

Biometrics in air transport: transforming the passenger experience

This is a guest post by Nora Blomefield, Head of Marketing for Travel Segment & Border Management Offers, Government Business Unit at Gemalto. The arrival of biometrics is radically transforming the passenger experience in airports. This new technology, combined with new self-service solutions, now offers the means to address today’s security challenges, the search for enhanced quality of service, while catering for the sustained growth in passenger numbers. The challenges facing air passenger travel today Over the last two decades,

SITA, Hamad International Airport to trial biometric passenger processing solutions

SITA and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which establishes a framework for the companies to trial and improve advanced biometrics-based passenger processing solutions at HIA in Qatar, according to a report by eTurboNews. The main focus of the MoU — which was signed jointly by Hamad International Airport chief operating officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer and Hani El-Assaad, SITA’s president of Middle East, India and Africa — is to advance HIA’s initiative to

Changi airport selects MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal

Safran Identity & Security announced that Singapore’s Changi airport has selected the MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal. MorphoPass uses biometric identification to manage a passenger’s journey through an airport and makes checkpoints faster and less intrusive for travelers at bag drop, airside access and passport control, as well as the boarding control point. According to a company statement, the MorphoPass project is focused on three points: improving security, operational efficiency and passenger experience. To meet these three needs

World Border Security Congress to address identity and biometrics at the border

Identity, biometrics and advanced passenger information (API) at the border will be some of the key subjects addressed at the World Border Security Congress to be held in Morocco next March. The “Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation” session will address how ease of travel for bona fide travelers has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics and e-visas and how can biometrics can be implemented in compliance within legal, privacy and data

Vision-Box launches Orchestra at FTE Global

Vision-Box launched Orchestra, an open services platform for stakeholder collaboration and improved airport business intelligence built upon biometrics, at the Future Travel Experience Exhibition in Las Vegas last week. The comprehensive open services platform is built upon biometrics for passenger flow management usable by airports, airlines and border authorities, aggregating actionable intelligence tools for improved process monitoring and decision making. According to the company, Orchestra promises to be a launch pad towards the digital revolution of airports. With Orchestra, stakeholders