Smiths Detection used inter airport Europe
2019 earlier this month, to showcase an integrated checkpoint solution which harnesses biometric technology to enable risk-based
The company partnered with experts in the field of biometry to,
for the first time, create a proof of concept which integrates
biometric identity management solutions with class-leading
Inter airport delegates were able to
experience the biometric capable checkpoint in action – which also
employed Smiths Detection’s advanced CT scanner, HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX,
the iCMORE Weapons automatic object recognition capability and the
advanced tray return system, iLane.evo.
“At Smiths Detection, we’re dedicated to delivering a seamless
passenger journey and we are very excited to be driving biometric
checkpoint technology forward in a rapidly developing
marketplace,” said Smiths Detection Vice President Europe, Africa
and Marketing, Tony Tielen. “As a trusted partner to airports
across the world, we are working with the aviation industry to
deliver risk-based screening at departure, transit and arrival
airports to streamline the checkpoint journey to make it even
safer and more efficient.”
Biometrics is the
‘unique identifier’ for passengers, and through integration of
biometrics directly into the checkpoint, passengers can be matched
with their trays to enable real-time risk-based screening.
Risk-based screening is designed to increase operational
efficiency and effectiveness through continual risk assessments
relevant to the individual passenger journey, resulting in shorter
and easier journeys for passengers.
Through passenger and tray
identification, new data insights can be gathered to inform
decision making at airports – based on flights, airlines or
Matching passengers with trays also enables the
sharing of screening results with transit or arrival airports, and
the combination of hold baggage and checkpoint screening results.
During the four exhibition days (8-11 October)
of inter airport Europe, a total of 14,962 trade visitors from 108
countries visited the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. The
next inter airport Europe 2020 will take place 5-8 October 2021.