Biometric security checkpoints are being trialed as a replacement for manned stations at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 in an attempt to ease pedestrian traffic through the checkpoints while also improving security, according to an Info 4 Security article. The biometric stations are being provided by Fujitsu Services, a developer of biometric products, in partnership with Vision-Box SA, a developer of video-based management and security technology.
The new system works by having passengers with electronic passports pass through a smart gate that uses facial recognition technology to identify them and compare them to their scanned passport. Officials from both the companies involved as well as the United Kingdom Border Agency are hoping for success in the trial in both improving passenger experience at the airport and improving security.
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