IDEMIA, in cooperation with Royal Caribbean, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Entry/Exit Program, which was recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Excellence in Homeland Security, are implementing IDEMIA’s MFace™ high speed 3D face capture technology into Royal Caribbean’s debarkation process.
Following successful completion of trials the program is now moving into commercial production at the following ports: Cape Liberty, New Jersey, and the Port of Miami.
MFace offers a reliable and accurate solution for capturing facial biometrics.
No need to stop, no bottlenecks, no delays.
MFace authenticates a continuous flow of people walking through a designated area in real-time using independently proven facial recognition technology and efficient 3D video tracking.
MFace by IDEMIA is an ideal facial capture solution for a wide range of applications such as automated border control, self-service touchpoints such as self-bag-drop and self-boarding in airports.
(Same technology, different application. Learn More. Courtesy of IDEMIA and YouTube.)
IDEMIA’s facial recognition technology is enabling Royal Caribbean’s passenger debarkation process to be both more secure and efficient.
The use of IDEMIA’s MFACE technology is playing a key role in enhancing the passenger experience by successfully completing the debarkation process significantly faster than the manual verification method previously used.
Smart capture for the ultimate user experience!
The MFace technology streamlines the process by comparing the facial identities of passengers disembarking with the identities of ticketed passengers who boarded the ship at the start of a cruise, matching against images in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Traveler Verification Service (TVS).
To ensure that passenger privacy is maintained, no images will be stored by Royal Caribbean, CBP or IDEMIA after the trip is completed.
While providing a level of convenience for Royal Caribbean passengers, facial recognition also helps CBP swiftly identify impostors.
CBP’s primary mission is to protect the United States from potential threats and the facial comparison biometrics system is one part of CBPs’ strategy to deploy the best technology available to protect the American people.
“Facial biometric technology is transforming how we travel by enabling a trusted identity verification,” explains
“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.”
IDEMIA and Royal Caribbean anticipate additional deployments in additional Florida ports later in 2019, each of which process multiple million passengers annually.
“Innovative solutions that improve our guests’ total experience – including the final step of clearing Customs in a fast, secure, frictionless process – is Royal Caribbean’s way of the future,” added
“We received very positive guest feedback on the enhanced facilitated Customs process powered by facial biometric technology systems as it allows our passengers to seamlessly pass through the CBP inspection process.”
“We look forward to having this solution available in more ports nationwide and continue to lead the change for the industry.”
CBP Entry/Exit Program takes Platinum in the 2nd Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
‘Excellence in Homeland Security’
CBP Entry/Exit Program
Aims to Implement a Biometric Exit System that Enhances Security, Minimizes the Impact to Travelers, Control Costs and Safeguards Travelers Privacy
*US CBP was also recognized with a Win in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting 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.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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