Precise Biometrics wins Scandinavian Airlines contract

Published 21 November 2006

Deal folows on a succesful test of the company’s checked baggage-matching system; SAS plans deployment at Angelhom and Ronneby airports, with 10 million passengers eventually expected to participate

It is fair to say that Scandinavians are not an easily impressed people — their practical nature is not given to flights to fancy — so it surely is a good sign for Lund, Sweden-based Precise Biometrics (company motto: “When Your Fingerprints are Key”) that Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has taken such interest in the company’s fingerprinting system designed to match passengers with their checked luggage. Recent tests at Kallax airport were so succesful in improving passenger flow that SAS has decided to begin a full implementation — starting tommorow — at Ängelholm and Ronneby airports. SAS plans to eventually implement the system for all of its Scandinavian flights, with some 10 million passengers a year expected to participate.

Business background: This is not the first time we have mentioned Precise Biometrics, and it is not likely to be the last, either. Last year we reported that the company had acquired the Swedish company Loqware Sweden; developed its Precise Match-On-Card smart card solution to comply with HSPD-12 standards and had joined the HSPD-12 Interoperability Consortium; and had been selected to provide technology for the national ID card program in Qatar.

-read more in this company news release