Airport Checkpoint Technology Improves Screening

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Transportation Security Administration is using new technology at Pittsburgh International Airport to spot fraudulent IDs.

The TSA calls it CAT, Credential Authentication Technology.

A passenger steps up to the TSA counter and scans their own license or other ID.

“Credential authentication technology enhances our detection capabilities for identifying altered or fraudulent documents such as driver’s licenses and passports at checkpoints and increases efficiency by automatically verifying passenger identification,” said Karen Keys-Turner, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Pittsburgh International Airport. “The system will also confirm the passenger’s flight status in near real time through a secured connection.”

The new technology can better catch altered or fraudulent documents.

 The system also confirms a passenger’s flight status although you still have to check in with your airline and a boarding pass is needed at the gate.

Four CAT united are deployed at Pittsburgh International.

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