To enable automated low-touch passenger processing
NEC Corporation and SITA have announced a global partnership to develop digital solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports.
The technology will leverage NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex.
The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look to low-touch and automated passenger processing in order to comply with new hygiene requirements following the global COVID-19 pandemic, in line with recommendations from Airports Council International and IATA.
Through the partnership SITA and NEC will further unlock the potential of seamless next-generation passenger processing solutions, making mobile enabled and touchless airport processes a reality.
This will allow passengers to use their digital identity on their mobile phone whenever they travel at each step in the journey.
Passengers will 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 will automatically recognize you as a passenger, making steps such as bag drop and boarding effortless.
The two companies will collaborate to develop this ground-breaking solution by utilizing both companies’ global presence in the market and the combination of technology for Common Use Platforms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions.
With cutting-edge identification technologies and AI solutions including the most accurate face recognition algorithm, 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.
SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex solutions are able to integrate mobile and NEC’s biometric technologies with existing common-use infrastructure and airline applications while delivering a smoother airport journey.