NEC tests facial recognition on select Dulles International Airport flights

NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America (NEC) will test NEC´s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) NeoFace® Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching as key facial recognition components of a frictionless biometric exit process in Dulles International Airport, the companies said.

Started earlier this month on flights from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), at a gate operated by Emirates Airlines, passengers will simply step up to a NeoFace Express device which captures the photo for matching.

The Dulles International pilot, which follows an earlier Atlanta Hartsfield pilot, is one of several CBP pilots to implement the federal government´s mandated Biometric Exit Program to verify the identity of travelers leaving the United States.

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