NEXT50 launches phase 1 deployment of biometrics at Abu Dhabi International Airport

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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NEXT50 launches 1st phase of biometrics
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Abu Dhabi-based technology company, NEXT50 is implementing the first phase of its biometric initiative at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

NEXT50 will introduce its cutting-edge AI solutions alongside global artificial intelligence and technology solutions partners IDEMIA and SITA.

The company said that “the project will initially see the deployment of next-generation biometric solutions at select self-service baggage touchpoints, immigration e-gates, and boarding gates before implementing the technology across all passenger touchpoints in the airport.”

Once the project is delivered, it will offer passengers a convenient, simplified, contactless, and hygienic experience from “curb-to-gate”. In addition, this will result in reduced wait times and less time queuing for passengers.

Furthermore, the systems will use hi-tech biometric cameras to verify passenger details along several touchpoints in the airport, which includes the self-service baggage drop, passport control, business class lounge, and boarding gates.

Ibrahim Al Mannaee
Ibrahim Al Mannaee

“We are excited to be leading the biometrics project at the UAE capital’s state-of-the-art International Airport as part of the Emirate’s digital transformation vision. Once the project is fully realized, the airport will be the only airport in the region with biometric solutions implemented across all customer touchpoints, contributing to Abu Dhabi Airport’s vision to become the operator of the most technology-driven airport in the world, providing a seamless journey to all its passengers. We are proud to be joining forces with IDEMIA and SITA and offering our expertise in artificial intelligence and data sciences to make this initiative a reality.”

Mr. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, MD and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented that, “The phase one deployment of advanced biometrics at Abu Dhabi International Airport further cements our commitment to shape the future of airport experiences by delivering innovation and technology that drives efficiency, convenience and service excellence.”

“Upon final completion of the project, Abu Dhabi will be home to the world’s first airport to include every touch point in the biometric journey, providing travelers with a seamless, safe and secure passenger experience,” Mr. Al Dhaheri added.

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