The implementation of MFACE technology responds to a federal mandate around biometrics requirements for international travel
Oakland, California Oct 5, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – IDEMIA, the world-leading biometric and identity solutions provider, including TSA PreCheck(R), announced today that it has partnered with Oakland International Airport (OAK) in California to provide identity verification for departing international travelers in Terminal 1.
“We are excited to bring our MFACE technology to people flying out of Oakland International Airport, providing frictionless facial biometrics and streamlining the experience for travelers while supporting the airport as they meet existing Customs and Border Protection requirements for outbound flights,” said Lisa Sullivan, Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA North America. “Our technology significantly speeds up passenger clearance, as we can recognize passenger faces within fractions of seconds, with absolutely no compromise on security. It requires no touch and limited interaction with the system making the boarding process as streamlined and stress-free as possible for the passengers.”
MFACE identifies a continuous flow of people walking through a designated area in real-time using IDEMIA’s independently proven facial recognition technology, which recently achieved best in class accuracy ratings in the latest Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This technology, paired with IDEMIA’s efficient 3D video tracking, will be used to validate travelers departing the U.S. and can be deployed as a standalone unit, desktop unit, or as a ready-to-integrate OEM kit.
“Oakland International Airport selected IDEMIA as a technology provider for mobility and its sleek hardware design,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “The flexibility of the design allows for easy transitions from gate to gate, helping us serve more travelers faster and reduce wait times. In bringing IDEMIA and its solutions into the day-to-day operation at the airport, we are making great progress in facilitating a more seamless and more secure boarding experience for our travelers.”
In August, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) announced a biometric self-boarding pilot program in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for which IDEMIA will manufacture the solution. Additional airport installations include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where IDEMIA is facilitating a facial recognition system to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) increase air passengers’ security and border control. The technology has been deployed in LAX’s new West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal with our partner, EASIER, and is a one-stop safety solution for passengers, airlines, and airports alike.
IDEMIA does not store private passenger information and CBP conducts biometric matching in the cloud. U.S. citizens can choose to opt-out of the facial image capture and instead be processed by airline agents with a passport and boarding pass.
To learn more about IDEMIA and its portfolio of biometric solutions, visit https://na.idemia.com/.
About IDEMIA North America
We are the global leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies. Our mission is to help people access what matters most faster, safer, and more securely in both the physical and digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to capture, authenticate, and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top leader in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular FRVT rankings, reinforcing the trust and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike.
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