Security

Iris Reader: Near impossible to counterfeit

Iris Reader: Near impossible to counterfeit

Spurred through healthy competition between airport security companies to develop innovative technologies that guarantee the safety and security of thousands of passengers, Panasonic Biometrics BM-ET200 Iris Reader offers a reassuringly low failure rate. Michelle Meineke reports.

Manchester airport introduces biometric staff access

The airport has partnered with Human Recognition Systems and the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement the UK’s first iris biometric access control portal. The state-of-the-art technology is part of Manchester airport’s drive to tighten staff access to the restricted zone.

ESRIF to deliver public-private dialogue on security research

The European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) is a European strategy group in the civil security research domain that was established in September 2007. Its main objective is to develop a mid and long-term strategy for civil security research and innovation, through public-private dialogue, by 2009. Ross Falconer reports.

Revised EU regulatory framework for aviation security agreed

The European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached agreement on the revision of the regulatory framework for aviation security in January, after lengthy conciliation negotiations. ACI EUROPE has welcomed the news, which paves the way for an overhaul of the 2002 legislation.
Ross Falconer reports.

CPH: increased throughput, increased security

Copenhagen’s has reported a 1.4% increase in throughput in May to 1.9 million. It has handled more than eight million in the year to date – up 2.4% year-on-year. The number of locally departing passengers increased by 4.6% to 29,482, and the number of transfer passenger by 5.9% to 16,736.