By combining fingerprint recognition from Precise Biometrics on SIM cards and automated boarding gates from IER, the companies aim to solve the challenge of offering passengers efficient travel while demands on aviation security is increasing. The new IER SpeedBoarding Gates with fingerprint technology from Precise Biometrics are currently being launched at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam.
One lane in the SpeedBoarding Gate offers fingerprint recognition in combination with a frequent flyer’s card or a registered traveler card, using a mobile phone with NFC functionality. The biometric solution is based on Precise Match-on-Card, enabling fingerprints to be both stored and matched inside a SIM card in a mobile phone.
When the passenger uses the mobile phone at the gate, the fingerprint information is sent down to the SIM card and matched against the reference fingerprint inside the card. The second lane will offer fingerprint recognition in combination with a temporary database solution where the passengers register their fingerprints at check-in, which is then verified at boarding. The fingerprint information is stored in a database and is erased when the flight is completed.