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Kiana Analytics to present remote biometric capability for border crossing at MWC19


California developer Kiana Analytics is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop a technology to perform remote identity verification of travelers using biometric data and analysis of behavior and trends from sensors at remote ports of entry as part of a smartphone-based interview capability. The capability is part of the DHS project on “Enhancing CBP Airport Passenger Processing” under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

DHS S&T has invited Kiana to present the technology at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19) in October as a DHS portfolio company. MWC19 will be held October 22 to 24 in Los Angeles.

“We are excited to be partnering with the DHS S&T and Motion Technologies to showcase our latest technology designed for infrastructure security and physical safety,” comments Kiana CEO Nader Fathi. “We look forward to discussing with attendees how they can implement similar solutions for situational awareness in their critical infrastructure.”

DHS awarded the initial contract in February 2017, and the project is currently in Phase 2.

Kiana was also co-located with veteran-owned and operated solutions provider Motion Technologies at ITS Arizona in September, where the companies jointly demonstrated a combined solution in which Kiana’s software protects the security of data on Motion Technologies hardware.

CBP recently published a draft tender as it looks to acquire facial recognition technology for its Biometric Entry program.

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