Orlando Int’l Airport Kiosks Get Facial Recognition Upgrade

The airport now has APC kiosks in place capable of matching travelers’ faces to their images in their passports.

ORLANDO – Orlando International Airport has upgraded its automated passport control (APC) kiosks with facial recognition technology for arriving passengers.

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Air transport solutions provider SITA provided the upgrade to comply with new regulations from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) requiring that American airports outfit their APC kiosks with facial recognition capabilities, according to airport-technology.com. The new technology will enable APC kiosks to confirm identity by matching people’s faces to the biometric record in their e-passport.

Orlando Airport is the first airport to comply with the new regulation, which was updated in June by CBP, according to the report. The airport is currently undergoing a $1.3 billion expansion that would replace check-in counters with smaller kiosks, add a new parking garage and a train terminal.

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