EASIER, expert in airport, airlines and public transportation equipment, and LAWA, the airport authority that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY) for the city of Los Angeles, have signed a 3-year contract covering automated biometric boarding gate equipment, implementation, and maintenance services.
Selected for its expertise in biometric self-service solutions
On November 7th, LAWA’s Board of Airport Commissioners approved the award to EASIER, as part of the modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport. This modernization plan will focus on airfield, terminal and landside improvements while staying within the airport’s existing footprint. The ground-breaking project will elevate the passenger experience, enhance safety and help the US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) achieve its mandate. EASIER’s expertise and innovative equipment will contribute to LAWA reaching its goals.
“EASIER was chosen because its team has over 40 years of experience developing biometric solutions”, said Aura Moore, LAWA’s Deputy Executive Director Information Technology, Chief Information Officer.
“The company has established long term working relationships with airlines and decades of experience certifying boarding gate equipment with airlines systems and common use systems.”
The latest generation of e-gates
EASIER’s automated biometric boarding gates, the i720 SkyLanes gates, will optimize the verification process of the travelers’ identity via facial recognition of outgoing international flights in response to a congressional mandate. In order to do this, EASIER will deploy up to 128 i720 SkyLane e-gates in the new MSC terminal (Midfield Satellite Concourse) and the existing Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
The i720 SkyLane is the latest generation of EASIER automated e-gates for access control and boarding equipped with swing doors offering a high bidirectional throughput and uncompromising security. A high processing capacity and an exclusive unicity detection system guarantee the most accurate user tracking and prevent unauthorized use. For the LAX project, EASIER is integrating facial capture technology from IDEMIA a leading global provider of digital identity solutions.
“We are delighted to be awarded this 3-year contract with this iconic airport, the United States’ largest O&D airport and one the world’s most innovative”, said Ludovic Libeski, EASIER’s CEO.
“We are committed to working as partner to LAWA, US CBP and all the more than 50 airlines in making this the largest such deployment in the United States”.
A major player in airport and airlines technology
This new contract strengthens EASIER’s position as a major player in the airport equipment industry. Thanks to its expertise and wide range of solutions, EASIER enhances the passenger journey at airports around the world with over 230,000 pieces of equipment in service.