Daon is active in airport security and aviation credentialing around the globe.
Governments, airports and airlines around the world are implementing Registered Traveler, e-Gate and other Trusted Traveler programs designed to facilitate the swift processing of known or frequent travelers, allowing security resources to be allocated to support the remaining unknown passengers. The concept is based in the theory that more time and resources should be spent reviewing unknown travelers, as opposed to those who have submitted their information in a Trusted Traveler program. In exchange for providing biometric and biographical data, these trusted travelers can conveniently and quickly pass through a border entry or exit point. In many cases, the trusted travelers undergo the same level of screening, but in a more streamlined approach. The underlying reason for the success of these programs is the strength of the identification information provided to the screening agent.
Widely supported by travelers, airports and airlines, Traveler ID systems are also being deployed in Europe and the Middle East to increase security while improving customer service.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) first initiated a program in 2004, testing multiple passenger biometrics and credentialing scenarios across a number of US airports in an effort to gauge the impact on security considerations, airport and airline operations, and passenger usage reaction and acceptance levels. The government continued to refine the program and eventually created a successful public-private prgram that included a centrally run identity management system. The central system acted as a service bureau that provided identity services to the different companies operating in the program.
Selected by multiple airports and integrators around the world, Daon specializes in delivering a world-class identity assurance platform, key to the success of these programs. Daon’s products have been deployed by several different companies operating as a part of some of the world’s most successful trusted traveler programs. Daon’s professional services team has provided thought leadership on the evolution of these programs, while Daon’s Trusted Identity Services has provided software for several trusted traveler programs.
Why choose Daon for Traveler ID Programs?
Traveler ID programs require the use of a strong, secure and flexible identity assurance platform to ensure the successful delivery of improved traveler security and increased traveler satisfaction. Systems Integrators rely on Daon to provide them with the required biometric and biographic management expertise and software with the strongest possible security and privacy protection. Daon’s hosted identity services provide an efficient and secure solution when it matters most. Daon’s Trusted Identity Services can provide functionality such as identity checks and smart card issuance that are critical to trusted traveler solutions. The identity services are based on DaonEngine, our identity assurance platform. DaonEngine provides the infrastructure to support all biometric types and algorithms, while delivering a strong encryption security scheme to protect the personal information of the traveler from unauthorized usage.
Daon's technology and professionals help travelers, airport operators and airlines around the world in facilitating their day-to-day business while providing improved security and privacy protection to their most important customers.
By leveraging Daon, airports can also extend the system to manage employees for access control to restricted areas or software systems in an employee credentialing solution. Daon's technology interoperates with existing ID card systems to provide an additional layer of security.
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