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Entrust launches new Seamless Travel Solution

Leading security company unveils solution that enables a touchless and seamless experience for travelers and operational efficiency for government agencies and service providers alike

MINNEAPOLIS — October  20, 2021Entrust, a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, today announced its expansion to the travel industry with its Seamless Travel Solution, a fully-digital travel service. This solution enables a touchless and seamless experience for travelers by minimizing contact points, while bringing simplicity and greater security for border control, immigration and travel service provider operations.

As travel restrictions and ever-changing policies continue to bring economic uncertainty, the travel and tourism industry is doing everything it can to increase safety and reduce friction for travelers. “Travel & Tourism is working hard to bounce back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. WTTC’s Safe & Seamless Traveler Journey is central both in aiding a swift recovery and defining a new normal for the industry,” said Helena Bononi, Vice President Americas of the World Travel and Tourism Council. “This important initiative enables mobility and increases safety and security, while always putting the passenger at the center. We’re encouraged by efforts from governments and industry to make this a reality. The new Entrust Seamless Travel Solution and all initiatives focusing on seamless travel are welcome additions to all current efforts.”

This announcement closely follows the acquisition of WorldReach Software in April 2021, combining the identity and data protection portfolio of Entrust with the expertise from WorldReach in digital identity verification and onboarding. The new Entrust solution enables an integrated solution to facilitate citizen engagement, digital onboarding, adaptive credentialing and risk-based flow control to the travel continuum.

“As citizens of the world begin to travel again, now is the perfect time to bring this solution to the market,” said Gordon Wilson, Vice President Identity Verification at Entrust. “We are confident that the Seamless Travel Solution will help launch the world into a new era of travel, allowing travelers to feel safer and experience less hassle, while also enabling operational efficiency to both border agencies and the entire travel industry through digital transformation.”

Targeted at airlines, train operators, cruise lines, airports, border agencies, and other key operators in the global travel and tourism ecosystem, the Entrust Seamless Travel Solution is a significant step toward a travel experience in which the traveler no longer needs to present travel-related documents such as boarding and passports multiple times to a variety of stakeholders at different checkpoints in their journey. Rather, travelers opting in will experience less hassle due to the solution’s implementation of contactless biometric corridors that employ facial recognition technology to confirm the traveler’s identity, removing friction from touchpoints.

TLScontact, a leading provider of visa and consular services for governments around the world, is incorporating the Entrust Seamless Travel Solution into its offering.

“TLScontact brings seamless, secure and increasingly digital application processing experience to a wide range of visa and consular services on behalf of governments across the world.” said Simon Peachey, Chief Sales Officer for TLScontact. “That’s why we’re partnering with Entrust to incorporate their market-leading Seamless Travel solution into our offering. Entrust capabilities in remote identity verification and digital travel credentials offer significant value both to our government clients and the travelling public.”

Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, a leader in inspection and recognition solutions at the border, integrates Entrust digital identity verification into its border recognition systems.

“Gatekeeper leads the way in intelligent inspection and recognition solutions at the border. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that augment human ability to perform security functions rapidly and accurately,” said Colin Brown, Vice President, Global Sales & Operations at Gatekeeper. “We’re teaming with Entrust to take advantage of their best-in-class remote identity verification capability, enabling drivers and passengers to submit biometrically secured identity data before travel or en route. When coupled with Gatekeeper’s border recognition systems, the result is a world-leading, automated, drive-through border solution.”

The Seamless Travel Solution follows all GDPR regulations, does not retain personally identifiable information and encrypts all data in transit and at rest for maximum user security. Each traveler using the service receives the option to store their Digital Travel Credential on their personal mobile device, but this is not required.

To learn more about Entrust and its Seamless Travel Solution, please visit https://www.entrust.com/solutions/industries/government/seamless-travel.

Original Press Release.

About Entrust Corporation Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments and data protection. Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing e-government services or logging into corporate networks. Entrust offers an unmatched breadth of digital security and credential issuance solutions at the very heart of all these interactions. With more than 2,500 colleagues, a network of global partners, and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most entrusted organizations trust us. For more information, visit www.entrust.com.

WorldReach, Entrust at Biometrics Institute Congress 2021

October 19, 2021 | Ottawa

WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Biometrics Institute Congress virtual event being held October 6, 13, 20, and 26, 2021.

The Biometrics Institute Congress is the industry gathering for the biometrics community globally. For the past 20 years, the institute has been leading the debate about the responsible and ethical use of biometrics. The Institute’s members are a global and diverse stakeholder community, including Entrust.

Don’t miss your chance to visit our virtual exhibition and listen in to Gordon Wilson’s presentation “From concept to reality: Getting travellers safely back in motion” at 12:20 BST on 20 October. Mr. Wilson is the VP, Identity Verification and Global Head of Seamless Travel, Immigration and Borders.

Learn more about this key industry event and our innovative seamless travel solution.

About WorldReach, an Entrust Company
WorldReach Software, acquired by Entrust in April 2021, uses innovative processes and technology to remotely verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe & seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• high assurance digital Identity verification and corroboration.

Press contact
Shelley Bryen, Product Marketing Director,  +1 (613) 697-6997

WorldReach, Entrust at Connect:ID 2021

October 5, 2021 | Washington D.C.

WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, will be exhibiting and presenting in person at Connect:ID, 5-6 October, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Connect:ID is a world class identity conference and exhibition, showcasing practical implementations of trusted identity solutions, and highlighting how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.

Don’t miss us at our Booth 220 or on the panel, “Future Borders”, where we will be discussing with CBP and TSA how recent innovations in identity technology and seamless travel are shaping a new vision for a future digital border. The panel takes place at 2:45 pm ET on October 5.

Additionally, we will be hosting an “Evolutions in devirved PIV” RoundTable at 1:50pm ET on October 6.

Get your free pass and find out more about our full identity portfolio.

About WorldReach, an Entrust Company
WorldReach Software, acquired by Entrust in April 2021, uses innovative processes and technology to remotely verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe & seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• high assurance digital Identity verification and corroboration.

Press contact
Shelley Bryen, Product Marketing Director,  +1 (613) 697-6997

WorldReach, Entrust at Identity Week in London

Discover Entrust seamless travel and citizen-identity solutions

Sept 15, 2021 | Ottawa, Canada

WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, will be exhibiting and presenting in person at Identity Week, 22-23 September, at the ExCeL London.

Identity Week is an exhibition and conference bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.

Key areas of focus include: secure physical credentials, digital identity, and advanced authentication technologies, such as biometrics.

Don’t miss us at our Stand 428 or on the panel, “The Value of Identity Documents for Digital Identities”, where we will discuss how electronic identity documents and digital identities together can support strong security and improve user experiences. The panel will take place at 12:30 BST on September 22.

Register for free. Learn more

About WorldReach, an Entrust Company
WorldReach Software, acquired by Entrust in April 2021, uses innovative processes and technology to remotely verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe & seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• high assurance digital Identity verification and corroboration.

Press contact
Shelley Bryen, Product Marketing Director,  +1 (613) 697-6997

World Travel & Tourism Council completes successful strategic workshop for Seamless Traveller Journey Programme

WTTC reunites key players in the EU to discuss industry’s vision for a seamless and secure journey. WTTC research reveals that on average four in five international travellers would be willing to share their photographs in advance of travel to speed up their journey.

Tatiana Rokou / 13 Nov 2019  08:42

BRUSSELS – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, convened at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium for a critical workshop, bringing together public and private sectors with technology providers to agree on models which are globally interoperable, technology neutral and cover the end-to-end journey in an effort to advance the vision of a Seamless Traveller Journey.

With growth happening so rapidly, infrastructure must keep pace with demand but in many cases, especially aviation, old systems are unable to cope with the demand we see today. The number of people travelling every year will only continue to grow, thus, it is crucial that the Travel & Tourism sector help create conditions for secure and efficient travel through and beyond borders.

The workshop tackled issues such as the industry vision for seamless travel, technology and border control, risk management, privacy and biometrics law.

The event counted with high-level representatives from the European Institutions, the private sector members and partners – AENA, Amadeus, Hilton, Hotelbeds, Idemia, KLM, Melia, MSC Cruises, NEC, NH Hotels, Radisson, Royal Caribbean, SITA, Vision-Box, WorldReach Software, among others and Industry organizations such as ACI Europe, CER , IATA, IBMATA

Research from the WTTC shows that four out of five (80%) international travellers from key European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) would be willing to share their photographs with relevant organisations if it meant a smoother traveller journey.

With most travellers being low risk, increasing the presence of biometric technology throughout the traveller journey would allow governments to maximise resources and focus on the small number of high-risk travellers. This can also aide in easing capacity and unlocking the full economic potential of Travel & Tourism.

The Seamless Traveller Journey would allow biometric and biographic data to be provided prior to travel, allowing border agencies to authenticate and pre-clear travellers in advance of arrival, thus reducing cumbersome checks and queues at ports and airports. From a traveller’s perspective, this would present itself as a journey wherein the traveller no longer needs to present travel documents and boarding passes multiple times to a variety of stakeholders at different stages of their journey.

WorldReach Sponsors Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019

April 16, 2019

WorldReach Software is once again a proud sponsor of IBMATA’s Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019. This year the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey on April 24-25, 2019. This IBMATA event brings together leading border security officials from across Europe to discuss key issues regarding border challenges, threats, transnational organised crime and EU policies and strategies. Delegates will hear presentations from Turkey and other global states discussing topics including managing migration through the region, and regional cooperation on border security matters especially relating to turbulent borders such as Iraq and Syria.

WorldReach exhibiting at Stand #3

WorldReach will be showcasing our remote Identity and Document Verification (IDV) solution, IdentityReach. This verifies the person is who they say they are, that the eID is authentic and rightfully belongs to the applicant. Use cases extend to immigration programs like Electronic Travel Authorisations (ETA/ESTA/ETIAS), eVisa and Settlement schemes. It could also be used as the front door to Seamless Traveller initiatives.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, or Jon Payne, Director UK, this event please contact us directly.

Additional details on this important border management conference can be found by visiting: https://www.ibmata.org/events/border-management-and-technologies-summit-europe-2019-24th-26th-april-2019/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Software – New WTTC Global Member

March 29, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) WorldReach Software is now a proud Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC is the only international organization that brings together the main actors in the travel and tourism sector, and leads the Seamless Traveller Journey (STJ) initiative.

The STJ vision is that travellers will no longer have to repeatedly present travel documents, boarding passes and booking confirmations multiple times to multiple stakeholders at different stages of their journey. Instead they will be able to book transportation, request a visa/electronic travel authorization, check-in, proceed through security, cross borders, board aircraft, collect baggage, rent a car, check in and out of hotels, and access myriad destination services, simply by confirming their identity and booking data. WorldReach’s remote identity and document verification (IDV) solution is the Front Door to Seamless Traveller Journeys.

Over the last year, WorldReach has been invited to participate in and speak at WTTC-led Seamless Traveller Journey workshops in Seattle and New York.

WTTC Global Summit

WorldReach is also one of a very select number of by-invitation-only exhibitors in the Biometric Showcase at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, 2-4 April 2019. This international summit is hosted by Ayuntamiento of Seville, in partnership with Turismo Andaluz and Turespaña. Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach, will be speaking on the Innovating the Traveller Experience Panel at 2:15 PM on Wednesday, April 3rd.

For more information about this organization and the WTTC Global Summit, please visit: https://www.wttc.org/   

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management and consular organizations. In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar.  For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach at KNOW 2019 in Las Vegas

 

March 22, 2018

WorldReach Software will be attending KNOW 2019 in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino from Sunday, March 24 to Wednesday, March 27. Led by One World Identity (OWI), the KNOW Identity Conference gathers together the world’s most influential organizations and subject matter experts across all industries to shape the future of identity.

So, if you are attending, let’s meet! See a demo of WorldReach’s in-production remote identity and document verification solutions – discuss the potential identity-based use cases. Please contact Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, to arrange a convenient meeting time.

Additional details on this pivotal digital identity conference can be found by visiting: https://vegas.knowconf.com/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management and consular organizations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach’s government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

Tony Smith CBE Joins WorldReach as New Executive Advisor, Borders and Immigration

January 22, 2019

WorldReach Software is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Smith CBE as new Executive Advisor to our Global Borders and Immigration Team.

Tony has the unique distinction of having served as Director of Ports of Entry in 2 different countries (Canada and the UK) as part of an impressive career spanning over 40 years government service in the UK Home Office and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. He was awarded the prestigious order of Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for his services to the safety and security of the London 2012 Olympics.

Since retiring as Director General of the UK Border Force in 2013, Tony has become Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, providing border management consultancy services to border agencies around the world. He is also chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA).

Tony’s extensive knowledge and thought leadership on Border and Immigration policy and operations both in the UK and globally will support WorldReach’s ambition to become leaders in digital border, immigration and visa applications worldwide.

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

COULD INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL BE THE ID KILLER APP?

Posted 4 December 2018 at 8:31am by Gary Flood

Air travel is set to rise to 1.8bn journeys a year by 2030, says WorldReach, which is working with Canada and the Home Office to start us moving to automatic biometric-supported travel

Want a use case for extended public and commercial use of working Digital ID?

If access to useful public services doesn’t do it for you – how about how much of a hassle it is taking a flight these days?

That’s the view, at least, of a Digital Identity vendor that is actually doing such work on the ground – WorldReach Software Corporation, a Canadian ID firm that works with national governments to help them achieve such things as improve the security and facilitation of immigration and border management services, including moving to seamless borders for low risk travellers, provide innovative approaches and digital options for passport services delivery and issuance and remote identity verification capabilities for use in digital service delivery or federated ID programmes.

And at last week’s successful Think Digital Identity For Government 2018 conference in Westminster, its Director, UK, Jon Payne, explained how his company is working with Canadian authorities to see how quickly technology can help a situation where 2016’s total of 1.3bn cross-border travel is set to rise to more like 1.8bn by 2030 – without any real possibility of airports or ports expanding their footprint to cope.

“We are moving towards virtual borders where we will try and get more data before you travel to cross my border so I can concentrate on the cases I need to and make it easier for the majority of travellers to get through in acceptable time,” he told well-known computer journalist David Bicknell on-stage in a special session on ‘Remote Identity Verification’.

Such virtual borders are likely to be delivered through extensive use of biometrics, which will be captured prior to travel in most cases, said Payne, who worked at the Home Office for 18 years before moving into the private sector.

The good news is that there are a number of international travel and tourism initiatives at cross-governmental level actively working on integrating Digital ID and biometrics (and other techniques), he told delegates at the very full session, including the ICAO’s ‘Digital Travel Credentials.’

Canada, he added, has already got quite far down this path, looking to radically improve its older processes and move to a more automatic check-in procedure around its eTA visa-free travel scheme – while Payne revealed that his company is also working with the Home Office to help deliver the Settlement Programme for EU Nationals, a procurement process he said “was one of the quickest I’ve ever seen”.

Answering a question from a delegate, Payne also stated that he believes senior UK government figures have also sat down with Apple leadership to try and get the latter to unblock third-party access to its NFC tech so that the scheme can also be offered on iOS – not, notoriously, as it is now, only available on Android.

Original article: http://www.thinkdigitalpartners.com/news/2018/12/04/international-air-travel-id-killer-app/