Passenger Terminal Today.com
The daily portal for the latest airport passenger terminal news and views
   Sort by: relevance most recent



NEWS >>

Biometric fingerprint technology trialled at Atlanta and Denver airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled its plans to trial biometric fingerprint technology for TSA Pre lanes at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, USA, and Denver International Airport in Colorado.

TSA is conducting a proof of concept demonstration to evaluate the operational and security impact of using biometrics to verify passengers’ identities using their fingerprints. The biometric authentication technology enables a traveler’s fingerprints to serve as both a boarding pass and identity document.

The technology matches passenger fingerprints provided at the checkpoint to those that have previously been provided to TSA by travelers when they enrolled in the TSA Pre application program. Once the technology finds a fingerprint match, it is able to obtain the passenger’s boarding pass information through Secure Flight.

Steve Karoly, acting assistant administrator of the office of requirements and capabilities analysis, TSA, said, “TSA looks at technologies and intelligence capabilities that allow us to analyze and secure the travel environment, passengers and their property. Through these and other technology demonstrations, we are looking to reinvent and enhance security effectiveness to meet the evolving threat and ensure that passengers get to their destinations safely.”

In the long term, this technology has the potential to automate the travel document checking process by eliminating the need for a boarding pass and identity document, and granting or denying traveler access into the security checkpoint through an electronic gate.

Written by Felicity Butcher

June 15, 2017






Download the NEW 2016 Passenger Terminal World Media Pack.

SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT

Click here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the passenger terminal industry. Want to see your company included? Email Damien de Roche.

View all suppliers >>

Passenger Terminal World >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:
Passenger Terminal World June 2017 is now online.

Read now.


More Information>>

Railway Terminal World >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION: From the publishers of Passenger Terminal World, the only magazine dedicated to railway terminal and station design and technologies.


Read the free digital edition >>


TV >>

Terminal 1 improvements at Hong Kong Airport

Airport Authority Hong Kong has revealed the details of a new HK$7bn (US$900m) enhancement program for Terminal 1 (T1) at Hong Kong International Airport.

Watch Now >>

Annual Showcase 2017 >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

Passenger Terminal World Showcase 2017 is now online.

Read now.


More Information >>