Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, has begun a test of the Intelli-Check ID-CHECK units at two major airlines for security and passenger identification purposes.
The ID-CHECK units, which authenticate the validity of U.S. and Canadian driver licenses and state issued and military identification cards, will be used to help ensure that the identification presented by a passenger checking in with the airlines is valid. The airport also will utilize the units for the purpose of screening their employees to check their identity.
Frank Mandelbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intelli-Check, said the Company is working closely with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which owns and operates Logan Airport, the Massachusetts State Police and the airlines to increase security. “Our ID-CHECK units have been deployed at the terminal at various stages of the boarding process to authenticate the identification of passengers boarding flights,” Mr. Mandelbaum stated.
?gMassport is striving to put Logan Airport on the cutting edge of aviation safety by testing the latest security technology in our terminals,?h said Massport Acting Executive Director and Director of Aviation Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. ?gWe look forward to testing ID-CHECK at Logan and adding one more layer to our security system.?h Mr. Mandelbaum said that there are more than 228 million U.S. and Canadian-issued driver licenses or state-issued ID cards, which is 75% of the total population and a greater percentage of those over 16 years of age. “Intelli-Check`s patented technology reads all currently encoded U.S. and Canadian driver licenses, state-issued ID cards and military ID cards that conform to the standards of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Standards Organization (ISO),” Mr. Mandelbaum said. ?gThe patented technology contained within the ID-CHECK unit is capable of instantly verifying the validity of more than 180 million of these issued documents without access to any database, which negates privacy concerns. This should give passengers an increased sense of security by knowing that fellow travelers on the aircraft have been properly identified and are not traveling with false documentation. This test confirms our belief that our patented technology has an important role to play in homeland security.”