Biometrics providers Vision-Box, Idemia, Veridos and Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions North America showcase their latest airport system integration projects to streamline passenger processing. Meanwhile, iProov conducted a survey suggesting that passengers would prefer home check-in for flights, opening up new opportunities for mobile biometrics providers.
Vision-Box launches a self-service biometric terminal for passengers
Vision-Box from Portugal launched its Seamless Kiosk, a passenger check-in kiosk that uses biometrics.
The Seamless Kiosk features an optimized frontal facial capture module with automatic height and dynamic lighting adjustments for accurate biometric facial capture. It also includes a modular design that can vary its configurations of its fingerprint reader, travel documents and barcode reader, card reader, and accessibility keyboard.
According to Vision-Box, Seamless Kiosk complies with the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for secure and fast biometric processing. It also complies with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards on biometric data exchange formats and detection of biometric presentation attacks.
Alessandro Minucci, executive at Vision-Box, explains that Seamless Kiosk can be deployed in multiple roles such as identity management, travel & tourism and border control, “allowing the user to enjoy the best seamless experience , with the highest accuracy and speed via a biometric solution by design.
Vision-Box systems have been widely deployed, from Australia and New Zealand to Mexico.
Singapore’s Changi Airport to Biometrically Check Flyers
Idemia’s biometric capture devices will be integrated into Changi Airport to speed up passenger processing, especially for immigration.
The company’s facial and fingerprint recognition system, known as TraveLane 2 Step, will be enhanced with ID-Look, a multi-biometric product that verifies identities on the spot for immigration clearance. It also supports the airport’s “family lane” feature that processes groups of up to four passengers at a time for immigration clearance.
Idemia first introduced TraveLane 1 Step and TraveLane 2 Step at Changi Airport in 2017. The company claims to have biometrically processed over 12 million passengers so far at the airport. It has also deployed its biometric immigration system at another Singaporean airport: Seletar Airport.
As “global travel restarts, we are excited to extend our long-standing partnership with Singapore and bring our expertise in biometrics and identity management to help them transition into a new digital future.” of travel,” said Tim Ferris, the company’s senior vice president. public security and identity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Bangladesh rolls out Veridos passports and facial biometrics
Bangladesh’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will deploy 27 of Veridos’ electronic gates, which use facial recognition and digital passports to identify passengers, according to the Bangladeshi Monitor.
The gates will automatically grant access to ePassport holders, who must present their face to the gate, where the system will identify the passenger after scanning a chip containing biometric information in their passport.
In addition to removing barriers for passengers, airport officials say it will speed up the immigration process with minimal human interaction.
The Government of Bangladesh plans to set up a total of 50 gates at other airports and land crossing points.
Veridos won the €340 million contract for Bangladeshi digital passports in 2018.
Spirit Airlines integrates Materna IPS biometric baggage drop at LAX
Spirit Airlines has announced that it will test a Materna IPS-made biometric photo-matching and self-baggage drop-off system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to speed up the check-in process.
First implemented in 2019, Spirit implemented Materna’s automatic bag drop system with facial recognition at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas and Hartford-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Passengers drop off their bags without interacting with an agent and complete a biometric photo match that verifies their government-issued photo ID with a photo of the passenger.
LAX also has biometric baggage drop installed in 32 of Delta Airline’s Sky Way terminals.
According to Spirit, Materna’s system can analyze key physical characteristics of more than 50,000 IDs from nearly 200 countries.
It will undergo initial testing at LAX where there will be manual identity verification and optional biometric processing. Eventually, this will eliminate the need to hand ID to an agent when checking baggage, says Spirit.
Mike Byrom, Vice President of Airports and Crew Services for Spirit, said, “Our customers are tech-savvy and appreciate the options to control their journey.” It also complements Spirit’s staffing and helps maintain consistency in customer service, he said.
The survey reveals that most passengers are open to check-in from home; opportunity for biometrics
A survey by biometric authentication and liveness detection company iProov reveals that almost nine out of 10 respondents are willing to check in from home. This is an opportunity for biometrics vendors to meet demand, iProov says.
The survey, which asked 16,000 passengers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia, about the inconvenience of flights and their openness at home recording.
Long queues at airports are considered the most common inconvenience, with 70% saying it annoyed them.
To avoid long lines, 86% said yes or maybe to completing their ticket and ID checks from home to speed up the process.
Eighty-eight percent of respondents globally said they would be more likely to choose an airline or other travel service that offers home check-in. Forty-five percent said they would definitely choose home.
Andrew Bud, CEO of IProov, said, “We have shown that online facial verification can be applied to improve the consumer travel experience, making life easier for travelers and operators around the world.”
The company has a facial recognition trial with European rail service Eurostar.
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