AOptix Technologies Inc. announced a partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Joining the Passenger Experience Management Group and the Security Forum, the partnership will enable AOptix to play a role in determining how biometrics can be deployed as a part of IATA’s Checkpoint of the Future, International Traveler Scheme and other initiatives.
AOptix will bring its experience at border crossings and passenger terminal checkpoints to IATA as the company hopes to help solve some air transportation challenges including long traveler wait times and intrusive searches.
Highlighting one of the technologies that could play a role in realizing IATA’s initiatives, AOptix demonstrated an iris recognition e-Gate system at the Future Travel Experience in Vancouver, Sept. 7 – 9.
After a quick biometric enrollment on an AOptix InSight meter iris recognition system, attendees were able to validate their identity by first placing their boarding pass on a reader and then briefly glancing at a second InSight system to match their iris to their ticket. Coupling a transaction that takes mere seconds with the accuracy of iris recognition, the InSight-based eGate can improve the passenger experience while increasing checkpoint security.