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Panasonic Avionics, Tascent use biometrics to personalize the in-flight experience


Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Tascent will partner to deliver biometric passenger identification for every step of the passenger journey, on both the ground and in the air.

Through the partnership, the companies will combine Tascent’s biometric identity devices, software and services with Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment and communications systems to provide streamlined identity recognition before departure, during flight and upon arrival.

“Our partnership with Tascent is yet another example of our vision for the connected aircraft and its benefits becoming a reality for the commercial aviation community,” Chris Lundquist, vice president of corporate strategic initiatives at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said. “With this agreement, Panasonic and Tascent will create unique offerings that use biometrics to personalize the in-flight experience and beyond. We look forward to working with Tascent on a host of capabilities that will take the traveler journey to new heights.”

The combined capabilities coupled with enabling technologies from Panasonic Corporation will add features such as seatback immigration, streamlined personalization and in-flight biometric payment within reach.

The innovations will add further value to Panasonic’s aviation customers through improved personalization and convenience for passengers, which will ultimately help to reduce friction points for passengers’ and airlines’ complete journey.

“We are excited to combine our specialist knowledge of biometrics with Panasonic Avionics’ outstanding track record of air-travel innovation,” Alastair Partington, founder and co-CEO of Tascent, said. “Tomorrow’s air travelers will be best served by an aviation industry that adopts biometrics technologies in an intelligent, personal and thoughtful way. Tascent and Panasonic share a joint vision of an exciting future in which biometrics technologies improve the air traveler experience for all.”

Previously reported, Tascent won the 2017 Good Design Australia award for its InSight One iris and face recognition system.

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