[India] PM Modi’s DigiYatra scheme: Varanasi airport to become first with facial recognition security system

The automated smart facial recognition system has been developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s DigiYatra scheme. Interestingly, under the programme, to avail this facility two other airports other than Varanasi airport have been selected, namely Visakhapatnam airport and Kolkata airport. Soon, the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh will become the first…

[South Korea] Incheon Airport to pilot non-contact fingerprint recognition system for airport staff security

The new system accurately captures biometric information from a person’s fingers by means of a 3D image via motion detection. As part of ongoing efforts to improve airport security hardware,  Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) has announced, in a press release dated last month, upgrades to the existing biometric security systems for employees. The recent upgrade features…

[Hong Kong] Paris, Hong Kong airport operators ink cooperation agreements

Paris airports operator Groupe ADP and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK) have signed two MOUs covering airport management, aviation development and cargo development aimed at strengthening cooperation between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The MOUs were signed at the Paris Air Forum. Under the agreement, the two parties agreed…

[USA] Orlando is first U.S. airport to scan faces of all international travelers

Orlando International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to process all arriving and departing passengers with facial-recognition equipment, officials announced Thursday. The move represents an expansion of a Customs and Border Protection experimental program that already placed cameras at 13 airports to screen passengers leaving the country or returning from overseas. The verification process,…