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‘Checkpoint of the future’ takes shape at Texas airport

Posted By admin On June 21, 2012 @ 3:52 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Bart Jansen
USA TODAY [1]
June 21, 2012

DALLAS – At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field [2], contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.

The cameras, capable of tracking passengers from the parking garage to gates to the tarmac, are a key first step in creating what the airline industry would like to see at airports worldwide: a security apparatus that would scrutinize passengers more thoroughly, but less intrusively, and in faster fashion than now.

It’s part of what the International Air Transport Association [3], or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls “the checkpoint of the future.”

The goal is for fliers to move almost non-stop through security from the curb to the gate, in contrast to repeated security stops and logjams at checkpoints.

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[1] USA TODAY: http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2012-06-19/Faster-better-airport-security-checkpoints-not-that-far-off/55693916/1

[2] Love Field: http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Love+Field

[3] International Air Transport Association: http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Organizations/Non-profits,+Activist+Groups/International+Air+Transport+Association

[4] Proposed New Airport Checkpoints Include Iris Recognition, In Built Full body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/proposed-new-airport-checkpoints-include-iris-recognition-in-built-full-body-scanners.html

[5] Police Establish Random Checkpoint On Road Outside Austin Airport: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-establish-random-checkpoint-on-road-outside-austin-airport.html

[6] Is eye scan technology the future of airport security?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-eye-scan-technology-the-future-of-airport-security.html

[7] UN May Get Global Carbon Tax on Air Travel to Avert “Trade War”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-may-get-global-carbon-tax-on-air-travel-to-avert-%e2%80%9ctrade-war%e2%80%9d.html

[8] Four detained after videotaping DIA security checkpoint: http://www.prisonplanet.com/four-detained-after-videotaping-dia-security-checkpoint.html

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