By Ashley Dabb
The Pennsylvania Convention Center announced that it has partnered with Daon, a global leader in biometric identity technology, to deploy VeriFLY, an app-based digital health passport, to expedite a safe return to work for its employees and contractors.
Throughout the Pennsylvania Convention Center facility, VeriFLY now enables building access via multiple entry points. Using the VeriFLY app, employees are asked to complete a self-certified health questionnaire that collects real-time wellness information. Depending on the information collected, the employee receives either a unique Digital Pass (QR code) or a notice of non-authorization.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center will eventually reopen under its Reactivation Operating Framework developed under ASM Global’s Venue Shield program. The Reactivation Operating Framework includes the deployment of strict cleaning, disinfection and staff-training protocols. Venue Shield and the Reactivation Operating Framework helped the Center achieve the GBAC STAR accreditation.
“The utilization of VeriFLY continues to reflect our commitment to safely reopening and provides another significant layer in our already robust COVID-prevention capital improvements and Reactivation Operating Framework. When customers return to our venue, they can do so with confidence,” said John J. McNichol, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.
VeriFLY is a complete testing, vetting and risk-based authentication solution and is currently being used by airlines, airports and higher education. VeriFLY is built on Daon’s proven IdentityX® technology that successfully performs 100M+ authentications each day for iconic companies around the world protecting individual’s life savings, banking accounts and other consequential transactions.
“In almost any industry and workspace design, mobile device-based identity and health credentials – secured with biometric authentication technology – can enable businesses to re-establish customer trust and safely welcome back their employees,” said Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon. “This is particularly true in the hospitality and tourism industry, and we are proud to work with innovators like the Pennsylvania Convention Authority as it fulfills its commitment to a safe reopening and a healthy environment for employees and patrons.”
Ashley Dabb is Senior Communications Manager at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.