NEC Corporation of America is pleased to announce that the NEC I:Delight Identity Platform Software has been recognized with the 2021 Platinum Homeland Security Award for Best Integrated Security Management System, as well as taking home a coveted 2021 Excellence in National Security for Traveler Security Management, in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
Star Alliance, one of the world’s largest airline alliances, connecting customers of prominent airlines like Lufthansa, United Airlines, and Air Canada, late last year launched Star Alliance Biometrics, powered by NEC technology, to provide loyalty customers a better path through airports across the world.
Star Alliance plans to make the Star Alliance Biometrics service available to all 26 of its member airlines, and NEC Corporation is proud to be the technology partner powering the service with NEC I:Delight identity platform software.
(The Star Alliance Biometrics identity management platform provides travelers with a seamless curb-to-gate, #touchless experience using NEC I:Delight. This technology enables travelers simply create a single #DigitalID to pass through the airport from check-in, bag drop, security checkpoints to boarding, and beyond. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube.)
A service that benefits everyone from passengers to TSA agents, NEC’s I:Delight Identity Platform offers a contactless mechanism that ultimately makes the airport experience more hygienic, something we’re all grateful for as the fight against COVID-19 rages on.
Travelers who opt-in to use the service simply check-in at each kiosk with a selfie rather than handling physical documents face-to-face with airport security personnel.
Star Alliance Loyalty program members may opt-in using an app to scan their passports and snap a selfie, then NEC technology validates the authenticity of the passport and the traveler’s biometrics to prevent spoofing or identity theft.
Its uses go beyond public health, as biometrics bring an increased level of security to the entire airport travel experience.
Passengers simply face an integrated camera in a kiosk at security zones and boarding gates.
In the blink of an eye, the identity platform checks passengers against the saved flight manifest data, quickly producing a prompt for the traveler to continue through the checkpoint or to check in with security or an airline agent.
(Learn More about NEC’s Approach to Digital Transformation and some of their latest projects involving biometrics and elevating the customer experience, from Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer at NEC Corporation of America. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube.)
Enroll only once
Passengers enroll only once and can then use the service with any participating airline at any participating airport.
Once registered, they can pass through both security access and boarding gates in a touchless manner- an important health and hygiene safety measure in times of COVID-19.
In the future, this service will be extended to additional airport touchpoints, such as baggage drop and VIP lounges.
Keep the mask on
In line with the requirement in many airport terminals to wear a mask, it is unnecessary to remove the mask for the identity check.
Safe and secure
From the outset, Star Alliance has put a strong focus on data security and on putting customers in control of their data: Passengers can select exactly which airlines and airports they choose to allow access to their biometric data.
Personal data, such as a photo and other identification details, are encrypted and safely stored within the platform in compliance with European Data Privacy and Security laws, and storage of such data is kept to the absolute minimum – for example, no customer names are stored.
NEC I:Delight platform capabilities can also be extended to assist with wayfinding in airports and enable face pay for purchases at duty-free stores.
Face Pay uses the same NEC protections for secure access to a participant’s account.
Beyond the airport, the entire travel ecosystem can be enhanced with I:Delight by implementing face recognition in hospitality, retail, entertainment, car rental, and other transportation.
Technology truly made for its time; the NEC face matching algorithm has proven its accuracy even with a face mask, and identity verification can occur in as little as 1.5 seconds –much faster and more accurate than human analysis with the face mask lowered.
Biometrics-powered security is the future of travel, one where passengers seamlessly navigate across a global network with a single secure digital ID.
Technology, with its ability to transform and improve, holds the potential of delivering new paradigms in efficiency, safety, and security with beneficial implications for almost every aspect of our lives.
As an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader in operation for 120 years, NEC is committed to bringing together and integrating its technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow.
Whether the outcome is the development or improvement of vital products or processes, the result is the same; more convenient and comfortable lives made possible through advanced technologies and services.
(NEC aims to create a rich and hopeful future, ensuring the creation of social values such as “safety, security, efficiency and equality” with the power of ICT. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube.)
With one of the industry’s largest portfolios, NEC’s advanced solutions and services combined with their broad range of industry-specific expertise, robust partner ecosystem, and global resources work together to realize viable ways of advancing security, safety, and operational efficiencies for the good of society as a whole.
To accomplish their commitment to providing Solutions for Society, NEC cooperates and collaborates with partners and customers from around the world.
It is this openness to alliances that allows the company to continuously develop advanced technologies that allow people to live richer, more fulfilling lives.
NEC Corporation of America Named a Multiple- Award Finalist in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Integrated Security Management System
The NEC I:Delight digital identity management platform provides a unified experience for a variety of aviation services using a unique Digital ID to transform the passenger curb-to-gate journey.
Excellence in National Security for Traveler Security Mgmt
NEC I:Delight digital identity management platform enables a hygienic and seamless travel experience that benefits everyone, from travelers to airport staff by giving travelers a single Digital ID that they can use within the airport and beyond.
Best COVID-19 Detection Solution
NEC Thermal Express combines NEC’s world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-driven advanced video and thermal analytics, and industry-leading face recognition technologies with trusted infrared (IR) thermal imaging sensors to deliver a solution that simultaneously verifies identities and detects body temperatures without contact.
Excellence in Innovation for Airport/Aviation Safety
NEC’s Innovative NeoFace Thermal Express Technology, has been deployed at all 5 Hawaiian airports to automatically screen the body temperature of every arriving passenger entering the airport terminal, to ensure they do not become hotspots of virus contraction as people cross paths from across the globe.
Best Federal Govt/DoD Access Control Management
NEC National Security Systems (NSS) provides Redstone Arsenal, one of the most important military bases in the US (serving the DoD, DOJ, the NASA, and the likely future home of USSPACECOM), with best-in-class access control management solutions, using the intellectual property and resources of the global NEC brand.
*NEC Corporation of America was also recognized in the 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
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