Kentucky airport is first in U.S. to add phone-tracking technology

Posted on June 17, 2014. Filed under: Commerce, LATEST NEWS | Tags: , , , , |


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will monitor travelers’ Wi-Fi devices to identify congested and reduce wait times.

Using data gathered by BlipTrack, CVG will display wait times for security checkpoints, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported, citing Bloomberg. The data will also be used to increase retail sales in terminals.

CVG, in Hebron, will be the first U.S. airport to implement the technology, which was created by Lockheed Martin.

It’s already in use at 20 airports around the world, including in Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Oslo and Toronto.

Airport officials say the system poses no privacy issues because it doesn’t gather data to identify a device or other personal information.

They’re testing the system this month with plans for a full debut in July.

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