CLEAR, the secure identity company, this week announced it has acquired Whyline, a leading provider of virtual queuing and appointment technology, in an all-cash transaction.

Founded in 2015, Whyline helps organizations across industries manage customer flows through the use of virtual queuing. Using Whyline’s mobile app, users can see live wait-times, enter into the queue remotely or pre-book their appointment and let the software wait on their behalf.

The Whyline acquisition will introduce the CLEAR experience to new industries like banking, retail and government services while also expanding virtual queuing in existing industries like airports, accelerate CLEAR’s expansion into international markets, and leverage Whyline’s cutting-edge technology and seasoned technology team to further enhance CLEAR’s products and platform.

“Whyline and CLEAR share a common mission: to create a better, frictionless future,” said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CLEAR CEO. “With this acquisition, we’re helping people and partners spend less time waiting and more time doing what matters most to them.’