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Australia to Implement Biometric Technology to Replace the Use of Passports

Australia: The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of Australia is set to implement biometric technology across the airports to replace the use of passports in the country. The deployment of biometric technology will enable the processing of passengers through fingerprints, iris, face recognition, etc.      

The goal of this transition is to increase the ease and remove hassles for international passengers during the complete flying process, starting from check-in to immigration till de-boarding from the airport. This system will allow 90% of passengers arriving to pass the unmanned electronic stations without hassle.

John Coyne, Head of border security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, stated, "The innovation was possible because of the massive amount of passenger data – including ticket information, travel history and criminal records – sourced globally and analysed in the back room," 

TechSci depicts that the deployment of new biometric technology across Australian airports will help the market of biometrics to grow in the country. Since biometric technology is implemented at global level with the surge in the IOT and AI systems, this change will enhance and increase the efficiency of hassle less travelling in all airports and would also help the airports in the speeding up the process of immigration, globally.

According to recently published report by TechSci Research, Global Biometrics Market By Type (Fingerprint Recognition, Facial Recognition, Hand/Palm Recognition, Iris Scanner, Voice Recognition, Vein Scanner & Others), By End Use Sector, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021, the global biometrics market is projected to cross US $ 24.8 billion by 2021. Fingerprint recognition biometric systems are the most preferred type of biometric systems used across the globe, owing to their ease of use, low cost, high speed and accurate results. However, in terms of growth, vein scanner biometrics systems segment is anticipated to outpace fingerprint recognition biometrics systems over the next five years. In 2015, North America dominated the global biometrics market, and the region is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the next five years as well.

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