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SITA and NEC to develop secure walk-through experience at airports

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SITA, a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry, is working with NEC with the aim of developing a secure walk-through travel experience at airports.

Leveraging NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex the solution would enable passengers to use their digital identity on their mobile phone whenever they travel at each step in the journey.

Passengers would use their biometric identity to check-in, make payments, drop their bag, as well as pass through security, immigration and boarding by simply scanning their face at each step. Key touchpoints would automatically recognize you as a passenger, making steps such as bag drop and boarding effortless.

Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, said, “In NEC we have another strong partner where together we are able to deliver to our airline and airport customers a more seamless, automated journey through the airport. We know that passengers value the benefit of a truly self-service experience. Leveraging SITA’s common-use footprint in more than 460 airports globally and NEC’s award-winning identity management technology, we are well placed to help our customers deliver a truly unique and efficient experience in the airport, particularly during these challenging times where there is increased focus on the health and safety of passengers.”

Using cutting-edge identification technologies and AI solutions, including face recognition, NEC’s I:Delight platform allows passengers who have opted to use the service to be identified quickly and with a high-degree of accuracy, even when passengers are on the move.

Raffie Beroukhim, Chief Experience Officer, NEC Corporation of America, and head of NEC Global Aviation Center of Excellence said: “We look forward to this partnership with SITA and the opportunity to develop and implement the most advanced platforms at airports throughout the world, thereby contributing to the digitization of the airline industry and making travel safer and more enjoyable.”

© Asia Travel Tips

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I already have a passport to prove my identity...I do not need anything else!

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