Smart biometric solutions for airports and airlines –
fully integrated passenger identification.

Biometric solutions for airports and airlines

Passenger identification at different touchpoints

The use of biometric technology at airports is becoming more and more popular. Airports and airlines are constantly looking for ways to make the journey more convenient for passengers while maintaining their strict security standards. Advances in biometric technology make this possible. Materna is a system integrator which assimilates different types of biometric solutions at the passenger touchpoints. Together with established hardware partners, we integrate solutions such as face recognition, fingerprint and iris identification according to our customers’ requirements. We provide airports and airlines with a fully integrated biometric solution for passenger identification.

Your benefits

Different options: face, iris, fingerprint

Available for specific touchpoints

Different hardware options

Advances in biometric solutions

Read more about advances in biometric technology in an interview with biometry expert Michael Overkämping

Materna’s leading solution “Biometrics on the move”

Automatically activated identification

Materna’s technology provides secure biometric enrolment where trusted documents like passports are used to verify and identify passengers comparing them to captured images. Once this secure enrolment has taken place, passengers may pass other touchpoints without having to present their documents again to prove their identity.

With the Materna solution “Biometrics on the move”, passenger face recognition is activated automatically as soon as the passenger enters a defined area. The passenger only has to walk through pre-security, the lounge or self-boarding gate, or receive a bag tag at a self bag drop kiosk. The passenger does not have to actively interact with the biometric identification system and there is no need for the passenger to stop and wait while biometric data is captured for it to work.

This end-to-end-solution helps to minimize passenger queues at key touchpoints. It fills the gap between increasing security requirements for passenger identity verification and smooth passenger processing throughout the passenger journey – from kerbside to boarding.

The Materna IPS common biometric solution is based on biometric solutions from MODI (e.g. MODI FaceBar or MODI FaceScreen), Materna CUSS biometric enrolment and identification applications, and passenger touchpoint applications for check-in, bag drop, secured access and self-boarding.

Future Airport Interview

More about our walk-through biometric solution, about security challenges and our approach to integrating biometrics into the existing infrastructure is explained in an interview with Daniel Dunn, Vice President Operations North America, Materna IPS. Read the interview in “Future Airport”

Materna wins “Smartest Technology of the Year 2018”

Materna is a long-time supplier for airports and airlines including the Middle East. For their “Biometrics on the move”, the Materna IPS team was honored with the “Smartest Technology of the Year 2018” award at the Airport Show Dubai.


Common Use software

From concept to go-live

VR Testing

With the possibility to test products in advance using VR, and to create concepts for integrating them in airports, we are pleased to offer airports and airlines with a special user experience and effective prototyping.

Production & Assembly

Materna IPS is your provider for intelligent passenger solutions. We deliver software and hardware all from one source. We work with established and reliable partners around the world. Behind the scenes:


Intelligent Passenger Solutions help to make passenger handling more efficient and to increase the capacity utilization of resources for airports and airlines. Renowned international customers have already put their trust in our expertise.

Your contact

Michael Overkämping

Product Management
Materna IPS GmbH