El Paso Airport implements new technology for passenger identification

Category: Aerospace
Published: 2020-12-18
El Paso Airport implements new technology for passenger identification

EL PASO – As the vacation period approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will use Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) at El Paso International Airport (ELP) to confirm the validity of a traveler’s photo ID and flight details.

In addition, TSA has begun using state-of-the-art CT scanners at the airport security checkpoint. 

When travelers approach the travel document verification podium, a TSA officer will ask the traveler to provide only photo identification and insert it into the CAT unit. It is not necessary to provide a boarding pass to the TSA officer, which reduces potential cross-contamination.

The airport reported that two computed tomography (CT) scanners have also been installed at the security checkpoint to check hand luggage. The scanners use state-of-the-art 3D X-ray technology.

Source: Diario.mx

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