Idemia launches first of its kind travel ID system in US


The Idemia ID2travel is launching in North America. This new traveller identity platform is thought to be the first of its kind with interoperability enabling it to cover the entire passenger facilitation ecosystem, and according to the company, the solution is already proven through its partners around the globe.

Based on identity management and biometric identification, ID2travel is a passenger facilitation solution that improves the traveller experience to deliver efficient, secure and frictionless travel. The platform is interoperable and can be deployed as part of the airport, airline, port or any travel-based infrastructure, or through Idemia’s patented and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-rated biometric capture solutions. The passenger experience from check-in and across every touchpoint in the travel experience uses identity proofing that leverages mobile enrollment with secured digital credentials on the traveller’s mobile device, biometric devices, and technology back-end services.

“ID2travel is transforming the entire travel experience. Prior to Covid, Americans took approximately 2.3 billion trips, over a one-year period, and this makes the need for the passenger experience to be even more frictionless and seamless as we return to pre-pandemic travel patterns. With that experience and privacy in mind, the timing couldn’t be more ideal to launch our ID2travel offering in North America to improve passenger flow and maintain a touchless experience, while balancing interoperability throughout the broader travel ecosystem.” Said Lisa Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Travel and Transport, Idemia I&S North America.

Passengers can enroll using a mobile device from home by scanning a state ID or passport, and then taking a selfie to do a 1:1 match. Once submitted for enrollment, travellers will be able to use biometrics to securely and simply move through the airport to their gate and beyond in their travel experience.

The Idemia solution also allows passengers to opt out and remove their enrollment at any time and all data is immediately removed from the system, empowering the traveller to take full control of their personal identity information (PII). With this new solution Idemiai claims to be the only company that has successfully delivered a complete biometric enrollment to gate frictionless passenger facilitation solution.