Acuity Market Intelligence reports role of biometric facilitation at airports

Acuity Market Intelligence has announced 2019 could be be a critical tipping-point for airport biometric facilitation, the company said.

Acuity forecasts passenger acceptance and operator commitment will lead to global market acceleration in 2019 and beyond, generating USD 1.3 billion in revenue by 2022. As airports and airlines expand their biometric footprint beyond immigration eGates and kiosks, seamless Fastlane Biometric touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, security, and boarding gates will become mainstream.

Acuity reports that the majority of Fastlane Biometrics units currently deployed are Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks with fewer than 300 of the remaining touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, security, and boarding. This will shift over the next two to three years as airports embrace Fastlane Biometrics and additional touchpoints become mainstream within the airport passenger processing ecosystem.

Acuity Market Intelligence is an emerging technology strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating biometric and digital identity market trends.