NEC, SITA partner to create touchless solutions at airports

Biometric boarding

Japan’s NEC Corporation have joined forces with SITA to develop solutions that will enable a secure, seamless and automated journey at airports across the world.

The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look to low-touch and automated passenger processing in order to safeguard the health and safety of passengers amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Through NEC and SITA’s partnership, passengers will be able to use their biometric identity through every step of the airport journey, including bag drop and boarding, by simply scanning their face

Through the partnership, passengers will be able to use their digital identity on their mobile phone at every step of their travel journey. They will be able to check-in, make payments, drop their luggage, as well as pass through security, immigration and boarding by simply scanning their face.

This solution will be developed by utilising both companies’ global presence in the market and the combination of technology for common-use platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, including NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform alongside SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex.

Through identification technologies and AI solutions like face recognition algorithm, NEC’s I:Delight platform enables passengers to be identified quickly and with higher accuracy. SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex solutions are able to integrate mobile and NEC’s biometric technologies with existing common-use infrastructure and airline applications while delivering a smoother airport journey.

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