SITA and AOptix partner to offer automated biometric systems

9 February 2012 (Last Updated February 9th, 2012 18:30)

Air transport communications and information technology specialist SITA has partnered with AOptix Technologies to deploy automated biometric identity solutions at airports and borders to enhance passenger security.

Biometric identity system

Air transport communications and information technology specialist SITA has partnered with AOptix Technologies to deploy automated biometric identity solutions at airports and borders to enhance passenger security.

As an AOptix value added reseller, SITA will work with airport, airline and government customers to install AOptix InSight iris recognition and face biometric technology to facilitate identity screening at airports.

SITA director, biometric services Sean Farrell said: "We have been impressed with the AOptix commitment to improve the overall passenger experience with non-invasive, easy-to-use products that minimise the time and effort to confirm a traveller's identity."

"The AOptix InSight iris and face biometric products combined with SITA's iBorders BioThenticate, a comprehensive biometric matching and management system, and SITA's passenger processing systems, will deliver world-class solutions for border management and airport security checkpoints," said Farrell.

The AOptix InSight family of iris and face biometric systems provides enhanced accuracy, speed, and intuitive capability by working at a comfortable distance of 1.5m to 2.5m. It captures ISO-ICAO quality iris and face images to ensure reliable matching accuracy.

AOptix product marketing director Joseph Pritikin said: "As an IATA Strategic Partner for Passenger Experience and Security and Facilitation, we're pleased to be working with SITA on streamlining and automating the end-to-end travel experience, from check-in to pre-board screening, boarding and immigration processing.

"SITA has an impressive technical capability and worldwide footprint that brings the potential to provide our InSight system to thousands of airport, airline and government customers in more than 200 countries and territories," Pritikin said.

 

Image: AOptix Technologies' iris recognition systems in use at an automated eGate checkpoint. Photo: Business Wire.