Oakland International selects IDEMIA for biometric identification

Will verify identification of departing international passengers in Terminal 1

Oakland International has selected IDEMIA’s biometric technology for identity verification.

The airport will be using the facial recognition system to identify passengers flying from the airport on international routes from Terminal 1.

IDEMIA’s technology, called MFACE, uses facial recognition and 3D video tracking. It can be deployed as a standalone unit, desktop unit or as a ready-to-integrate OEM kit.

Oakland is implementing the MFACE technology in response to a federal mandate around biometrics requirements for international travel.

Oakland International Airport is 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco in the heart of the Bay Area. At the time of writing all international flights are with Volaris to Mexico – Guadalajara, Leon and Mexico City.

Other U.S. airports deploying IDEMIA biometric technology are Newark and Los Angeles.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) IDEMIA is building a biometric self-boarding e-gate pilot program in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), IDEMIA is facilitating a facial recognition system to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) increase air passengers’ security and border control. LAX is using the technology at the new West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal with IDEMIA’s partner, EASIER.

Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland

Oakland International Airport selected IDEMIA as a technology provider for mobility and its sleek hardware design. 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.

Lisa Sullivan, Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA North America

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. Our technology significantly speeds up passenger clearance, as we can recognize passenger faces within fractions of a 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.

N.B. Image credit: Oakland International

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