CLEAR RECEIVES SAFETY ACT CERTIFICATION

June 28, 2012

CLEAR receives Safety Act Certification by The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security for its expedited traveler biometric identification technology solution

(NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2012) – CLEAR has been awarded the prestigious SAFETY Act Certification by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), making it the only expedited traveler solution to be placed on DHS’s “Approved Product List for Homeland Security.”

CLEAR seeks to improve the airport experience by enhancing security and offering speed and predictability to busy travelers. With its innovative biometric technology platform, CLEAR securely automates the identification process at airports enabling its members to verify their identity using their fingerprint or iris.  Homeland Security has always been at the forefront of CLEAR’s mission, and the company values the SAFETY Act Certification as recognition of its unique and secure technology.

CLEAR’s airport partners also benefit from the SAFETY Act Certification, as its liability protections extend to them as well.  “CLEAR helps airports achieve the most effective security in the most efficient way all while increasing throughput and delivering a better experience for all travelers,” said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CLEAR Chairman and CEO.  “This Certification further protects our airport partners and we continue to work tirelessly to bring CLEAR’s service to airports across the nation.”

On December 21, 2010, CLEAR was awarded SAFETY Act Designation from DHS, a prerequisite for Certification.  In order to then receive SAFETY Act Certification, CLEAR’s technology demonstrated consistent positive results, as well as proven procedures for installation, use, and maintenance of its systems.  This Certification follows a rigorous review of the systems, processes and policies that are part of the CLEAR solution, and provides significant liability protections for CLEAR and its airport partners.

CLEAR’s Certification as a DHS Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology comes on the heels of its recent launch of expedited traveler services at two additional airports: San Francisco International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  To date, CLEAR’s member-only lanes have been used over 600,000 times across its national network.

“CLEAR is the whole package: Certainty of speed, high standards of customer service and, of course, increased security,” noted Seidman-Becker.  “We are honored to continue working with industry thought-leaders and the Department of Homeland Security to better serve all travelers.”

CLEAR has been Certified by the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act).  You can view CLEAR’s SAFETY Act listing on DHS’ Approved Product List for Homeland Security at the SAFETY Act website at www.safetyact.gov.

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About CLEAR

CLEAR is the trusted repository for secure identification.  Today, CLEAR’s biometric platform delivers speed, predictability, and service to members at the airport, while enhancing airport security. CLEAR’s dedicated lanes speed members through security in five minutes or less on average. Enrollment is fast and easy, either at the airport, in town, or at your office. For more information about CLEAR, go to www.CLEARme.com, or visit CLEAR on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, contact:
Jon Siegel
CLEAR
212-223-5056

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CLEAR to sponsor 80th annual U.S. conference of mayors, as part of a month-long national expansion

June 12, 2012

Conference comes on the heels of CLEAR’s launch at SFO; Just before the launch of DFW

(ORLANDO, FL – June 11, 2012) CLEAR today announced that it will sponsor the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Summer Meeting, which will be held in Orlando during the week of June 13-16.  This comes on the heels of CLEAR’s launch at San Francisco Airport and just ahead of the much-anticipated launch at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport at the end of June, capping off an intense six-week period of national activity.

“We, in Orlando, know the benefits of CLEAR firsthand.  It makes traveling faster and easier, which helps us attract more tourists and business travelers, and allows Orlando residents to speed through airport security without waiting in long lines.  I’m thrilled that CLEAR is sponsoring the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Summer Meeting and am pleased that my colleagues will get the chance to see how CLEAR works,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

“Innovative technology solutions are important in continuing to build our airports into powerful engines for economic development,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.  “We are thrilled to introduce CLEAR to more of America’s mayors and demonstrate our ability to help create new jobs, generate additional revenue and increase security at airports across the country.”

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About CLEAR

CLEAR is the trusted repository for secure identification.  Today, CLEAR’s biometric platform delivers speed, predictability, and service to members at the airport, while enhancing airport security. CLEAR’s dedicated lanes speed members through security in five minutes or less on average. Enrollment is fast and easy, either at the airport, in town, or at your office.

CLEAR operates at San Francisco, Denver and Orlando international airports and will be launching in Dallas/Fort Worth in early summer.  Over 600,000 travelers have used our lanes, collectively saving CLEAR members more than 17 million minutes.  CLEAR has a base of more than 200,000 members across the U.S.

For more information on how to transform travel with CLEAR, go to www.CLEARme.com, or visit Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CLEARme and Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLEAR_me.

For more information, contact:

Gareth Edmondson Jones
CLEAR
212-223-5203
gareth@clearme.com

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Regus and CLEAR Join Forces For Hassle-Free Business Travel

June 7, 2012

Mobile workers will save time at U.S. airports
and have access to professional business lounges 

DALLAS (June 7, 2012) – In a move that will help business travelers save time while navigating through congested airport security checkpoints, Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, announced a new partnership agreement with CLEAR, a cutting-edge technology company offering dedicated security lanes to help passengers speed through airport security checkpoints.

“The majority of Regus customers are mobile workers and take advantage of our global network of professional workspaces,” said Michael Haas, Regus’ Director of Partnerships. “Through this partnership we can now help them have a better travel experience at some of the busiest airports in the country.”

Currently available in San Francisco, Orlando and Denver International Airports, and anticipating opening in Dallas-Fort Worth this summer, CLEAR seeks to expand its expedited traveler service to many more airports across the U.S.

As part of the agreement, Regus Businessworld Members will be awarded a 90-day free trial to CLEAR with unlimited access to CLEAR’s network of airports.  CLEAR members will be entitled to a one-year Regus Businessworld Gold membership providing unlimited access to Regus’ global network of 1,200 business lounges.

“CLEAR and Regus both promote productivity and efficiency and we are excited to share services and amenities between our members,” said Effie Epstein, CLEAR’s Director of Business Development & Strategy. “The Regus business lounges offer a convenient and professional place to work while on the road; that is a value-added benefit to our members.”

CLEAR members will also receive discounts on future meeting room bookings and videoconferencing services at any Regus business center.  They can also secure one-month free on any virtual office program and/or full-time office agreement.

About Regus

Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.

Over a million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit: www.regus.com.

About CLEAR

CLEAR is the trusted repository for secure identification.  Today, CLEAR’s biometric platform delivers certainty of speed and the highest level of service to members at the airport, while enhancing airport security. CLEAR’s dedicated lanes speed members through security in five minutes or less and our lanes have been used over half a million times.  Enrollment is fast and easy and can be done at any of CLEAR’s enrollment centers (http://clearme.com/enrollment-centers).  For more information on how CLEAR can transform your travel experience, go to www.CLEARme.com.

For more information, contact:

Grant Greenberg
Regus PR and Communication Manager
Grant.Greenberg@Regus.com

Lisha DeFreitas
CLEAR Member Services
lisha@clearme.com

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CLEAR CEO Interview on TravelTalkRADIO

June 4, 2012

CLEAR’s CEO, Caryn Seidman-Becker, was interviewed on TravelTalkRADIO. She discussed CLEAR’s opening at SFO as well as her broader vision for CLEAR as a biometric platform.

Hear the interview here:
http://www.traveltalkradio.com/ERIC/may27_12/BTR_clearlane_caryn_Seidman_Becker_may27_12seg02_03_13min25sec.mp3

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CLEAR at SFO launch coverage on CBS

May 24, 2012

Nice coverage on CLEAR’s SFO opening by the local CBS affiliate.

Watch for a brief interview of Ken Cornick, our co-founder and CFO.

 

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Prescreening service back at SFO under new owner

May 23, 2012

Nice piece in SFGate.com this morning.

A service that provided biometric prescreening of frequent airline passengers is returning under new management to San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, just ahead of the busy Memorial Day travel weekend.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/23/BUGK1OLQ3B.DTL

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New York Times Article on CLEAR

March 13, 2012

Did you see the news?

CLEAR DFW

Joe Sharkey at the New York Times, wrote an article that covers some of CLEAR’s plans…

including the exciting news that we’re coming to Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport!

He also wrote:

“Under the new owners who bought Clear out of bankruptcy in 2010, the service is starting to expand aggressively again. The new Clear is proposing a pilot program with the Transportation Security Administration that would rejuvenate the idea of partnerships between private enterprise and the government in air travel security.”

Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/business/an-eye-on-streamlining-security-on-the-road.html

 

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SFO SELECTS CLEAR TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED BIOMETRIC SCREENING — Travelers to Save Time and Stress at Airport Security Screening —

February 1, 2012

(NEW YORK, NY – January 31, 2012) San Francisco International’s Airport Commission confirmed today that CLEAR, the nation’s pre-eminent biometric secure ID program, has been awarded a lease to operate an expedited traveler service at SFO.  This means that travelers can soon pass through security, efficiently and predictably, saving time otherwise spent standing in line.

CLEARmembers will have exclusive access to CLEARlanes at SFO. This means:

  • - former members (CLEAR is honoring membership from all prior members) and anyone who joins CLEAR can expect to predictably and reliably make it through security faster – each and every time they fly out of SFO;
  • - enhanced security at SFO – since biometric screening takes advantage of cutting edge technology to ensure proper identification of travelers;
  • - the creation of new, private sector jobs at SFO, new revenue for SFO, and a way to make the Bay Area even more attractive to tourists and business travelers, providing a boost for the local economy; and
  • - more customer service at SFO — In addition to helping its members clear airport security faster, CLEAR attendants also help non-members, providing all travelers with extra assistance.

“There’s the gift of money.  The gift of love.  The gift of compassion.  But today, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) gave travelers perhaps something even better – the gift of time,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.

“This is a really exciting day for anyone who travels out of San Francisco.  Imagine a world where, rather than having to get to the airport extra early, worrying about how long the line at security will be, and worrying about missing your flight, you know – with certainty and predictability – that if you’re a member of CLEAR, you can clear airport security faster.  That’s exactly what’s happening thanks to the vision and leadership of San Francisco International Airport.  They care about serving their customers, and with decisions like today’s, it really shows.”

Since its re-launch in November 2010, the CLEARlanes at Denver International Airport and Orlando International Airport have been used more than 450,000 times.  CLEAR has a base of some 200,000 legacy members across the U.S., including about 40,000 in San Francisco.

CLEAR membership costs $179 for one year with unlimited use.  Members can add their spouse or significant other to their account with the Family Plan for an additional $50.  All children under 18 can use the CLEARlane free of charge, and with no enrollment, necessary, when accompanied by an adult member.

 

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About CLEAR


CLEAR is the first and only biometric-based secure identification program for airport security.  CLEAR is a customer-centric company delivering speed, predictability, and service at the airport while enhancing airport security.  For more information on CLEAR, go to www.CLEARme.com, or visit Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CLEARme and Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLEAR_me.

For more information, contact:
Gareth Edmondson-Jones
CLEAR
212-223-5030
917 399-9355


Great News!

December 21, 2011

CLEAR is coming to SFO!

We’ve gotten a lot of excitement and questions from you about SFO…

CLEAR was identified as the successful proposer! We are now working with the airport and will have more details and launch timing after formal approval by their Commission.

We’re working hard to speed our members– including 40,000 in the Bay Area– through as many airports as possible…these discussions can take a while, but we’ve got even more good news coming soon.

 


How to Jump the Line at Airport Security

November 10, 2011

It costs $179 a year to join, which might sound steep if you’re not a road warrior, but there’s a discount rate of $50; for family members and no charge at all for children 18 and under. It works like this: You sign up online, then present an ID and get your fingerprints taken at one of the enrollment centers where Clear operates. At that point, you get a card that essentially gets you right through security with no wait (you still have go through the metal detector and bag check, of course).

Nice piece by Barbara Peterson on CLEAR in the Daily Traveler on Conde Nast Traveler.

http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2011/11/how-to-jump-the-line-at-airport-security


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