VIDEO: Biometrics paves the way for rapid, contactless identification while traveling


Biometric systems have been gaining traction in the travel industry for many years.

Fingerprints and facial and iris scans provide rapid, non-transferable proof of a traveller’s identity and whether that person is able to continue their journey, whether to board a plane or to check in at a hotel.

And now, due to the COVID-19 crisis, interest in biometric technologies is accelerating as they can facilitate contactless, self-service traveler processing – in some cases with more precision than managed controls by the man.

The latest Air Transport IT Insights report from SITA, based on surveys of executives from 200 passenger airlines and 146 airports, reveals that contactless processing using biometric technology is an investment priority.

Sixty-four percent of airports and 58% of airlines aim to have automatic biometric boarding gates by 2023.

One of the company’s facial recognition technologies is based in San Francisco Paravision. In February, the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States ranked Paravision the number one supplier to the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union and sixth in the world for “identification” mode with visa and border images.

Speaking at PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security, Paravision CEO Doug Aley discusses how biometrics can be used for identification and verification in travel, the need for standards and other industries that are opening up the way to implementation.

Watch the full interview with PhocusWire’s senior report, Mitra Sorrells, below.

PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Safety – Doug Aley of Paravision

* Other reruns of the event are available here.


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