Biometric passenger identification could soon be brought to every stage of the passenger journey – both on the ground and in the air – due to an imminent strategic partnership between Panasonic Avionics and Tascent, a biometrics and identity innovation company.
The companies will combine Tascent’s biometric identity devices, software and services with Panasonic’s IFEC systems to provide streamlined identity recognition before departure, during flight, and upon arrival to create a connected passenger journey. For the onboard experience, this could include seatback immigration, streamlined personalization and in-flight biometric payment.
Alastair Partington, founder and co-CEO of Tascent, said: “Tomorrow’s air travelers will be best served by an aviation industry that adopts biometrics technologies in an intelligent, personal and thoughtful way. Tascent and Panasonic share a joint vision of an exciting future in which biometrics technologies improve the air traveler experience for all.”