Unisys helps implement facial recognition system at JFK Airport

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) has implemented its facial recognition system at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York City, to help US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) identify imposters attempting to enter the United States using passports that are fraudulent or do not belong to them, the company said.

The deployment follows the completion of pilot testing of the system at Dulles last year. The system will be rolled out initially at three terminals at JFK during January 2016.

Unisys developed the solution, which allows CBP officers to scan and display biographic and biometric information from travelers´ passports, while a desktop camera captures their live facial images. The officers use the system to analyze and compare the facial image from electronic passports — or e-Passports — to the live captured image. If the images do not match, travelers may be subject to additional investigation by CBP officers.

Unisys is a global information technology company that works with many of the world´s largest companies and government organizations to solve their most pressing IT and business challenges. Unisys specializes in providing integrated, leading-edge solutions to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, Unisys offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, security solutions, and high-end server technology.