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Airports are already using biometrics

Part 3 by Mohammed Murad Biometrics technologies provide various choices, typically divided into behavioral or physiological categories. Behavioral biometrics might measure how a person walks, talks, signs a signature or types on a keyboard. More commonly used physiological measurements include scans of a person’s fingerprints, facial structure and iris, the colored ring around the pupil.

February 3rd, 2022|Blog, News|

Reducing time in airports

By Mohammed Murad It’s no secret that air travel is way down from pre-pandemic days by about 60%. Although pleasure travelers are returning, business travels are not.  While the latter group accounts for only one in eight tickets sold, it accounts for up to 75% of airline revenue. Winning them back is a challenge facing

January 20th, 2022|Blog|

Regaining Air Travelers

The first in a four-part series on how biometrics can help air travel recovery from the effects of the pandemic By Mohammed Murad When will global commercial airline traffic return to its pre-pandemic days? According to the International Air Transport Association, the number of passengers flying in 2020 decreased by more than 60%1 compared to

January 6th, 2022|Blog|

Biometrics Needed for Vaccine Equity

By Mohammed Murad While many first-world nations have now fully vaccinated more than 70% of their citizens against the COVID-19 virus, there are African nations where fewer than one person in 100 have received shots. According to a research team based at the U.K.'s University of Oxford, only about 2% of people in all developing

October 26th, 2021|Blog|

Iris Biometrics Set the Stage for Future Federal Access Control

Final of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad When the federal government first established a PIV card program to increase security for federal employees and contractors, they were wise to include fingerprint biometrics into the protocol to provide another layer of identity authentication. By having employees present a PIV credential to a reader and then

October 12th, 2021|Blog|
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Getting back to normal with vaccine passports

Are you vaccinated? That’s a question asked by governments and businesses around the world. The answers to that question help determine how soon nations recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of vaccine programs varies widely worldwide, with nations such as Israel, the U.A.E., the U.S. and the U.K. fully vaccinating more than 50%

July 27th, 2021|Blog|
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3 Things HR Professionals Need to Know About Biometric Time and Attendance

There are many choices for recording employees' time and attendance, one of the most significant responsibilities of any human resources department. Paper punch cards are still widely used, as are plastic credentials and PINs. Many of today's newer systems use one of several biometric technologies to identify workers. High accuracy and convenience are two features

May 18th, 2021|Blog|
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Will touchless technologies help employees feel safer about returning to the office?

Returning to pre-pandemic offices won’t be business as usual for many of us. The pandemic has changed the way we look at the world we live and work in. Many workers aren’t eager to return to offices where they might still be exposed to the COVID-19 infection. Even at an 85% to 90% effectiveness rate

April 27th, 2021|Blog|
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Why Airport Investment in Biometric Technology is Skyrocketing

Expect accelerated technology investments as airports begin the recovery from COVID-19. A survey by Airports Council International, an industry trade group, pointed to biometric technology as a significant focus for increased spending. Survey respondents, including 180 IT decision makers from 41 countries, said programs and products addressing passenger health are high on their list for

April 21st, 2021|Blog|
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Iris Patterns: One of the most stable biometrics

By Mohammed Murad A recent study confirms what we have long known about iris recognition – iris patterns remain consistent even as we grow and age. Other biometrics like fingerprints, facial structure and voice patterns can change over time. Fingerprints can be worn down or damaged. Facial structure and voice prints change as people grow

March 24th, 2021|Blog|