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Often, heightened security measures also mean a longer wait, and more stress for travelers. Airport users are no strangers to this. MorphoTrust’s service to alleviate wait times through TSA PreCheck® is now being put to good use elsewhere. The Fast Pass by IdentoGO provides users with quicker access to venues where events or concerts are being held. Spectators are able to enter the venue faster because there is a designated line for TSA PreCheck® members.
Making use of the solution could not be easier. All you need to do is to visit a TSA PreCheck® enrollment center where fingerprints are taken. After checking the data with the FBI, candidates are registered on the system. Initially designed to facilitate air transport checks, the system means travelers no longer need to take off their shoes, remove computers or 3-1-1 compliant liquids from bags. This means they are able to get to the aircraft more quickly. Fast Pass by IdentoGO adopts the same principle at concert venues and musical festivals.
Once registered, everything then happens on mobile: all you need to do is to visit universalenroll.dhs.gov and click “Lookup KTN” to get a KTN (Known Traveler Number). In parallel, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) sends you confirmation letter. When accessing a venue, users simply present one or the other with a photo ID. They can then quickly access the concert venue. There is no need to spend many hours waiting in the crowd. Such advantages can only be offered by TSA PreCheck®.
Facilitating the take-up of the solution
Launched in July 2016, the Fast Pass by IdentoGO impressed several music concert and event organizers including Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville as well Live Nation events which take place from July to October in several big cities such as Las Vegas, New York and Atlanta. Crowd numbers at these events vary from 20,000 to 80,000 people.
To facilitate the take-up of the solution, MorphoTrust USA even created several mobile units. Set up within the vicinity of venues where events take place, they allow people to have their fingerprints taken. As soon as their data has been incorporated into the TSA PreCheck® file, spectators use the Fast Pass by IdentoGO. Over 2,000 people have already registered during the festivals outlined above. This new service is set to continue to grow in 2017, with the objective to expand to other music event organizers, as well as sporting events.
OT-Morpho - is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.
With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.
For more information, visit www.idemia.com / Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter
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