Biometric Technology Used at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport implemented kiosks for a biometric scanning service for travelers.
The technology, CLEAR, uses scanning technology to automate the identity check for air travelers. The technology identifies travelers through eye scans or fingerprints, serving as a ticket and reservation, a news report says. Additionally, the technology is certified as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CLEAR can be found at more than 60 airports and services about 3.8 million members.
The technology was tested at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Cleveland.
CLEAR members still have to move to the front of physical security screening after biometric identification without having to remove shoes, notes the report.
Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO Ronald Mathieu says, "Our goal at BHM is to provide passengers an easy and convenient travel experience."