Global IT firm Unisys has revealed that its facial recognition system is being used at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York City, to help US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) identify imposters using ePassports.The deployment follows the completion of a pilot test of the system at Dulles last year. The system will be rolled out initially at three terminals at JFK during January 2016.Unisys developed the solution, which allows CBP officers to scan and display biographic and biometric information from travellers' passports, while a desktop camera captures their live facial images.The officers use the system to analyse and compare the facial image from electronic passports – or e-Passports – to the live captured image. If the images do not match, travellers may be subject to additional investigation by CBP officers.”The successful tests last year at Dulles Airport proved the ability of the system to efficiently and accurately perform one-to-one facial image comparisons,” said Amy Rall, group vice president for the Department of Homeland Security practice at Unisys Federal. “This solution can help make the country safer without disrupting travel or sacrificing travellers' privacy.”