Iris ID and Securiport partner for border biometrics as airports invest in touchless passenger processing
Automated kiosks and gates from Securiport authenticate the identity of travelers at airports, seaports and other border crossings in dozens of countries. The addition of Iris ID’s biometric iris recognition technology to its portfolio enhances convenience and safety for travelers and helps authorities prevent criminal movement and activities.
“Terrorists and other illegal travelers are increasingly using fraudulent travel documents at points of entry,” Securiport CEO and President Dr. Enrique Segura comments. “The Iris ID technology, with its reputation for speed and accuracy in verifying a person’s identity, is a valuable addition to our proven, proprietary solutions that deliver a more secure travel environment.”
Iris ID’s biometrics are used by governments on six continents, according to the announcement. Devices featuring the company’s technology include kiosk-mounted and hand-held readers, and can perform touchless identification to assist in international coronavirus containment efforts.
“Securiport’s solutions also include proprietary Epidemic Control System software to identify and control possible carriers of viruses such as COVID-19 and Ebola,” says Iris ID Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development Mohammed Murad. “Our contactless technology can authenticate identities of people carrying digital health certificates without contributing to the spread of pathogens. Also, our readers are effective when used by people wearing personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and goggles. We are seeing a big increase in demand around the world for non-contact and frictionless biometric applications.”
New systems roll out from Dallas to Istanbul
Touchless systems are being rapidly deployed by the aviation industry, including a new self check-in system for baggage and hands-free restrooms at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Reuters reports.
Biometric boarding rolled out at DFW last year with VeriScan technology. Touchless temperature checks are also being tested for employees, but the airport does not intend to extend those checks to passengers unless required to do so. The airport is reported to have inverted millions in COVID-19 control measures.
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Turkey resumed operations after two months closed with a range of upgrades and new technologies deployed, writes International Airport Review.
The airport took the stoppage as an opportunity to carry out upgrades for optimized operation, including eGates with facial recognition for faster and contactless passenger processing, thermal cameras, and additional systems for tracking passenger flow and making processes touchless. Automated baggage handling will also be deployed, along with self-service kiosks and digitized versions of surveys and lost and found services.
The airport also has plans to open a new passenger terminal with an annual capacity of 25 to 30 million travelers.