biometric security solutions for air travel


Air Travel continues to grow at a staggering pace, with over 8 million people around the world flying each day. Flights are fuller, lines are longer, and security continues to be more stringent. Biometric security solutions using a combination of face, fingerprint, and iris recognition in particular, offer the potential to streamline travel, decrease queues, and increase the personal touch for each traveler – all improving customer satisfaction and helping to limit stress on travelers, airports, and airlines alike.

Tascent’s high throughput and mobile identity products provide a complementary capability improving a wide range of air travel processes, from bag drop, airport security, boarding and even in-flight services.

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Strategic Partnership: Panasonic Avionics

Tascent and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity, are collaborating to enhance the air travel experience from takeoff to touch down.

Tascent’s biometric identity solutions, in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight entertainment and communications systems, will provide user-friendly and streamlined identity recognition before departure, during flight, and upon arrival. Our combined capabilities will support industry trends toward smart airports and the connected passenger journey, and we anticipate that a wealth of new offerings – such as in-flight service personalization and seatback payment authorization – will result.


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Strategic Partnership: Embross

Tascent has partnered with Embross Inc., a leader in self-service airline and airport technology, to deliver transformative biometric capabilities across the air travel experience.

In this strategic collaboration, Embross will enhance self-service passenger kiosks and bag drop stations with Tascent’s biometric capabilities, providing passenger benefits such as reduced queues, enhanced service to end-users, and higher throughput at checkpoints.

biometric security for in-flight iris recognition

White Paper: A New Golden Age for Air Travel
Iris recognition has the potential to transform the end-to-end air travel experience, making it more enjoyable and more personal while improving efficiency. In this white paper, we examine a variety of use case – both in the airport and in-flight – where Tascent technology and products could help bring a new Golden Age to the air travel industry. Download white paper.

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InSight One – Transforming Travel with Iris Recognition
Tascent InSight One provides conclusive, secure biometric identity for tens of millions of travelers in airport environments every year. By making iris recognition intuitive, easy-to-use, and highly repeatable, InSight One has made iris recognition a biometric of choice in aviation. Learn more about InSight One here.

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Tascent Mobile – Convenient, Versatile Biometric Identity
Enabling mobile enrollment and seamless identity verification throughout the airport, off-site, or even in-flight, Tascent Mobile is a compact, easy-to-use and versatile tool for enabling biometric identity in a broad range of mobile applications. Learn more about Tascent Mobile here.

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Case Study: Gatwick Airport, London

 – Automated, self-service biometric enrollment and authenticated flight boarding

– 5,000-10,000 travelers per day

Implemented by partner Human Recognition Systems, this unique solution delivers iris recognition-based biometric boarding pass authentication for Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal Common Departure Lounge. Automated, self-service enrollment and authenticated boarding powered by over 40 InSight systems ensure that the right travelers board the right flights with a minimum of hassle.

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