Delta, CBP to pilot facial recognition exit screening at Atlanta, New York airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Delta will test new biometric exit immigration procedures and technology supplied by Vision-Box at New York-JFK and NEC at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport, for international flights this summer . The pilot program is designed to improve CBP’s ability to record the departure of visitors by capturing customers’ biometrics upon exit of the United States at the same time they self-scan their boarding pass. Delta’s eGate tests, powered by Vision-Box at JFK and NEC Corporation of

Delta rolls out biometric boarding pass pilot at Arlington, VA airport

Delta is testing its biometric boarding pass program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, which allows eligible Delta SkyMiles members to use their fingerprints as proof of identity instead of displaying their boarding pass and hard copy ID at the Delta Sky Club. The move comes a couple weeks after Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will test facial recognition

Finnair pilots facial recognition at Helsinki Airport

Finnish airport operator, Finavia, and Finnair are testing facial recognition at Helsinki Airport this month to gather information on the applicability of the technology to the airport environment, the systems and processes used by the airline and the impact it has on the customer experience. The airline has invited a group of 1,000 frequent flyers to take part in the pilot project. According to Sari Nevanlinna, head of Ground Experience and Ancillary at Finnair, “Face recognition technology could offer possibilities

DoD planning to pilot biometric technologies to replace access card

The Department of Defense (DoD) said it is planning multiple pilots for multi-factor authentication solutions including biometrics and other “patterns of life” technologies, over the next six-to-12 months, according to a report by Federal News Radio. The initiative comes nearly a year after former DoD chief information officer Terry Halvorsen set the goal of replacing the Common Access Card (CAC) with more agile and less costly authentication technology. Halvorsen said in November that the eventual solution might combine biometrics such

Safran Identity & Security’s biometric kiosks undergoing testing at Christchurch Airport

Safran Identity & Security announced that New Zealand Customs is testing the company’s automated border control solution for families traveling together, on departures at Christchurch Airport. The family processing solution extends the automated border control capability of the familiar eGates to families, groups and assisted travellers. Until now, families with children under the age of 12 and assisted travellers were unable to use automated eGates and therefore had to use manual booth for customs and immigration checks. “It’s wonderful that

NIST to measure benefits of five identity management pilots

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Trusted Identities Group (TIG) revealed in a blog post that it will invest $750,000 to assess the benefits of five state and local government identity management pilot projects it funded in 2016. In an effort to find a more effective authentication method, the measurement agency plans to award $750,000 to one vendor that can measure the benefits of NIST-funded pilot projects and find new opportunities for further widespread adoption. Founded in 2015

Pakistan to test biometric verification machines for elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will acquire electronic voting machines (EVMs) and biometric verification machines (BVMs) for trial run in by-elections that will decide whether or not the technology can be used in the next general election, according to a report by Dawn. “Once these EVMs and BVMs machines are delivered by vendors in 10 weeks, they will be used in multiple pilot projects in upcoming by-elections to see their results,” ECP Secretary Babar Yaqub Fateh Muhammad said. Six

Biometric identification solution helps support national school meal program in Chile

NEC Corporation revealed that NEC Chile successfully trialed a biometric identification solution using fingerprint recognition technologies for the school meal program administered by Chile’s National Board of Aid and Scholarships (JUNAEB). The pilot project took place last November and December throughout 30 schools, incorporating 30,000 students across the cities of Santiago, Rancagua and Concepcion. JUNAEB is a public institution that was created in 1964 in order to ensure that children have access the necessary resources for succeeding in the education

Vision-Box facial recognition technology piloted at Charles de Gaulle airport

Vision-Box facial recognition software is being tested at Charles de Gaulle airport, according to a report by Bloomberg Technology. The Vision-Box solution will check passport images with people’s faces from EU countries. “If trials go well and the French state signs off on use of the software, the number of people using biometrics to speed passage could climb to as much as 20 percent of the average 180,000 people passing through daily,” said Franck Goldnadel, chief airport operations officer. Charles

Schiphol selects Vision-Box technology for facial recognition pilot

Vision-Box has signed a framework agreement with Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to implement an end-to-end biometrics-based passenger journey founded on completely redesigned, document-less, self-service passenger-centric touch-points. The program will transform conventional physical and psychological barriers into a standardized, yet streamlined, seamless passenger-walkthrough experience. Miguel Leitmann, CEO at Vision-Box, stated that “We are proud to announce this real premiere in the aviation industry at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Our commitment is to present a completely modernized passenger experience, based on a shared vision