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Will at least 50% of Airlines deploy biometrics scanners by January 2020?
In a recent survey by SITA, it is estimated that over 63% of airlines are investing in biometric scanners to be deployed by 2020 either to quicken the boarding process of passengers and immigration services.
One of the key driving forces appears to be that the technology is becoming more accurate and reliable, with an estimated 1 in every 25 passengers needing to be manually inspected. Most scanners so far will require still some level of interaction with a console, however, as the governments continue to digitize their processes and a large sum of the data will be collected in the next few years. We may see a future with almost contactless procedures. What are your predictions of the rate in which we adopt biometric scanners in airports?
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