ARLINGTON, VA - DECEMBER 30: Transportation Security Administration Security Officer Nyamsi Tchapleu looks at images created by a "backscatter" scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport December 30, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. Backscatter technology uses low level x-rays to create a two-sided image. The scan can detect hidden metallic and nonmetallic objects such as weapons and explosives without physical contact. The TSA will roll out 150 backscatter scanners in 2010 and has budgeted for 300 additional imaging units. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Tampa International Airport: Out With The Old, In With The New Technology
This Summer, Tampa International Airport will be rolling out a brand new procedure for checking airline guests through security. Rather than using your government issued passport to pass TSA, passengers will now be required to look into an iPad-esque device which uses facial recognition technology to verify your identity.
This new technology rollout is for passengers leaving the country, which may change. You will still be required to present your passport, but the facial recognition technology will double down on verifying the passenger is indeed the person on the passport.
Sources: WFLA, Q105, News 8 YouTube Channel
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