Safran Identity & Security completes successful operational trial of biometric enabled e-boarding at Bengaluru Airport

Safran Identity & Security announced the successful completion of a biometric enabled e-boarding pilot at Southern India’s busiest airport, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR Airport). Deployed in a fully operational environment, the new e-boarding process is powered by Safran Identity & Security’s MorphoWave touchless biometric technology.

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The process throughput was developed and designed together with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of the BLR Airport. This e-boarding process is also conducted in accordance with the Indian Aviation Security Policies. It is based on real-time biometric authentication of passengers using their Aadhaar ID. Passengers are able to complete all the airport processes from the airport entry kiosk to boarding, by simply waving their hands.

MorphoWave is a high-speed, contactless fingerprint scanner. It captures and matches fingerprints in less than one second with a single hand wave through the sensor. Quicker and more convenient to use than conventional scanners, MorphoWave facilitates and accelerates the different stages in a passenger journey.

The new process also improves the passengers' travel experience by integrating the travel and identity documentation checks, thereby ensuring seamless access to all check-points at the airport, reducing queue waiting times and making the passenger's journey truly hassle-free and paperless.

At Bengaluru Airport, customer experience steers our thinking and is the foundation on which we do our business. Our aim is to transform the airport's culture and improve our digital fluency. Biometric-enabled e-boarding is one step towards the individual owning his airport experience. We are delighted to partner with Safran Identity & Security on our digital journey to offer passengers a natural and easy experience.

Mr. Hari Marar, President, Airport Operations, BIAL

"India is really leading the world in biometric innovation and we are proud to accompany this country since the inception of the Aadhaar program. We are particularly pleased that Bengaluru Airport entrusted us with this pilot project. With them, we are redefining the travelers experience in airport thanks to the best in biometric accuracy and design efficiency." declared Anne Bouverot, Chair and CEO of Safran Identity & Security.

Safran Identity & Security will present this new solution at Passenger Terminal EXPO (Hall 8- Booth 10060).

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.

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