Panasonic and biometrics firm Tascent have entered into a strategic partnership

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09 October 2017

Panasonic and biometrics firm Tascent have entered into a strategic partnership that targets bringing biometric passenger identification to every stage of the passenger journey — both on the ground and in the air. The companies will combine Tascent’s biometric identity devices, software and services with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s in-flight entertainment and communications systems to identity recognition before departure, during flight, and upon arrival. In a statement, the firms said these combined capabilities, coupled with enabling technologies from Panasonic Corporation, will support industry trends toward smart airports and the connected passenger journey, while bringing innovations such as seatback immigration, streamlined personalization and in-flight biometric payment within reach. Chris Lundquist, Vice President Corporate Strategic Initiatives at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Our partnership with Tascent is yet another example of our vision for the connected aircraft and its benefits becoming a reality for the commercial aviation community. With this agreement, Panasonic and Tascent will create unique offerings that use biometrics to personalize the in-flight experience and beyond. We look forward to working with Tascent on a host of capabilities that will take the traveller journey to new heights.”

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