IDEMIA and RCL trial tech

16/11/17

IDEMIA and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) have completed a trial with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) using facial recognition to validate passengers’ identities for entry and re-entry of cruise ships to further secure and expedite passenger processing at US sea-ports of entry.

A Sea Re-entry trial, conducted at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey, used IDEMIA’s facial capture and recognition solution to confirm the facial identities of individuals disembarking Royal Caribbean ships with the facial identities of ticketed passengers who boarded the ship at the start of a cruise. According to the partners, the trial demonstrated high quality/high speed facial matching with large passenger populations, expedited Customs egress and confirmed that individuals embarking the ship were the same as those disembarking. Surveys of disembarking passengers showed high degrees of satisfaction regarding speed of clearing customs and intuitive engagement with the facial camera.

“Passengers need to move securely, but also fast and conveniently through the border processes,” says Bob Eckel, president of IDEMIA North America. “The biometric solutions we are testing with RCL and CBP allow us to demonstrate the important technology that can be used in border management applications today in an efficient and safe manner. Facial recognition in particular is a non-intrusive way to easily and securely facilitate US and non-US citizens entering and exiting the country, an initiative important to the Federal government.”

Captain Thomas Hinderhofer of RCL and director of Cape Liberty Port Operations comments: “Royal Caribbean’s commitment to providing our guests a pleasurable experience includes making the final step of clearing customs fast, secure and frictionless. The trial exceeded our expectations in terms of being able to quickly process passengers re-entering the country while at the same time addressing key border management requirements.”

Related articles

Subscribe to our free newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on LinkedIn

IDEMIA and RCL trial tech
IDEMIA and RCL trial tech

Latest Features & Interviews

Interview: Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA

Planet Biometrics discussed the future of biometric travel technology with Sean Farrell, head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA.

Interview: Get Group's Gerald Hubbard

Ahead of connect:ID 2017, Security Document World took time-out to speak to Gerald Hubbard, director of business development  at Get Group

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

More articles >>
Share |

Sponsored Links

SDW Conference and Exhibition
SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition providing a global showcase for next-generation secure credentialing solutions.

Border Security Expo 2018 31 Jan 18 - 02 Feb 18
LAAD Security 2018 10-12 Apr 18
connect:ID 2018 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 30 Apr 18 - 02 May 18
SDW 2018 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 25-27 Jun 18