NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2003–ICTS International N.V. (NASDAQ: ICTS), announced today that it had expanded its IP@SS (“Integrated Passenger Security Solutions”) operations for round-trip operations between Newark Liberty International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Continental Airlines.
The IP@SS system constitutes a “registered traveler” concept within which frame work a passenger is issued a contactless smartcard that will be utilized on the return flight thereby accelerating the security and check-in process.
The IP@SS system has been operating seamlessly at Newark Liberty International Airport for several months on Continental Airlines flights to Tel Aviv, Israel.
The IP@SS system is a second generation computerized evaluative platform integrating several innovative technological tools including an automated documents scanner, data base searches and analysis methodology including the APS system of ICTS, Biometrics Identification System and contactless smartcard technology.
Mr. Lior Zouker, President and CEO of ICTS commented that “the expansion of the IP@SS system demonstrates its viability and a method for streamlining registered travelers through the airport screening process. We believe that this system is the future of passenger screening at airports.”
ICTS is a world leader in advanced aviation services Operating in the United States and Europe providing an array- of passenger and other services primarily to airports and airlines. ICTS possesses over two decades of experience in the field of aviation security. ICTS’ s main fields of expertise include the design, customization and implementation of large-scale security systems for airlines and airports; integrated aviation security services; enhanced security services in high-risk environments; design and assimilation of advanced supervision and control systems; and the development and implementation of over 50 certified aviation security training programs, including computer-based training. ICTS’s current activities include aviation security services, passenger data analysis, passenger profiling, air terminal checkpoints, electronic screening, baggage reconciliation, lost luggage retrieval, document verification, consulting and training and aircraft handling. ICTS places a special emphasis on the development and implementation of unique technological solutions to meet today’s increased threats. Newly introduced products include the FAA-certified APS Advanced Passenger Screening concept and system; In-Sight(TM), the FAA-certified interactive computer-based training system designed specifically for X-ray operators; IP@SS Integrated Passenger Processing Solutions, which enhances security and accelerates passenger flow; a new version of TravelDoc(TM) that assists the agent in performing automatic, highly accurate and speedy scanning of travel documents, verifying their authenticity and ensuring they fulfill the requirements of the country of destination; and ICTS’s APIS Solution – a unique scanner that automatically extracts the data required by U.S. Customs at an extremely high level of accuracy.
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