On October 4, IDEMIA, the world leader in biometric and augmented identity solutions, announced its partnership with an international airport in the United States. Indeed, Oakland International Airport in California has chosen to equip itself with a new technology to verify the identity of international travellers. People departing from Terminal 1 will thus be able to use this new identification system called MFACE.
What is MFACE technology?
This technology is a revolutionary system since it makes it possible to recognize the continuous flow of travellers in real time in a defined space. Oakland airport passengers will thus benefit from speed and simplicity when validating their passages. This identification system can be deployed as a stand-alone device, on a counter or even be integrated into an already existing system.
A more efficient airport thanks to MFACE technology?
The director of aviation at the Oakland Port Authority, Bryant L. Francis, says the technology will provide passengers with speed when moving from one boarding gate to another. He also adds that adding this technology to the airport will allow travellers a smoother and more secure boarding experience. For its part, the giant in biometric solutions and augmented identification insists that no personal information is stored. It indicates that the customs service of border protection carries out the biometric verification via the cloud.
Biometric readers more and more present in American airports?
Biometrics are increasingly present in the United States and airports no longer hesitate to equip themselves with this technology to facilitate movement and make their spaces more fluid. A few months ago, Newark Liberty International Airport announced (in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) the launch of a self-service e-gate system. It allows travellers to perform a biometric scan and thus confirm their boarding. Los Angeles International Airport has also used this technology to screen air passengers and thus enhance their security.