TransCore's Transportation Worker Identification Credential reader is authorized
Feb 1, 2009 12:00 PM
TransCore's TWIC hand-held reader, developed in conjunction with DAP Technologies and CoreStreet, has received Transportation Security Administration (TSA) authorization for use in security clearance of millions of personnel accessing the nation's ports as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.
Not only is TransCore one of a select group of reader manufacturers qualified through the TSA's Initial Capabilities Evaluation (ICE) process, but TransCore uses the only software that meets the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-1 for personal identity verification. Produced by CoreStreet, the CoreStreet PIVMAN Client is the only software for TWIC card verification on the FIPS 201 Approved Products List, the Department of Homeland Security Authorized Equipment List (AEL), and the Standardized Equipment List (SEL). The TransCore system is based on a customized TWIC configuration of DAP's CE3240B handheld computer.
Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, all individuals requesting unescorted access to enter a secure area must present a transportation security card — called a TWIC card — that includes an individual's identity, biometric or human characteristic, and status. The TWIC program, which TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard administer, is considered a vital security measure that will ensure that individuals who pose a threat do not gain access to secure areas of the nation's maritime transportation system.
The TransCore TWIC hand-held readers are interoperable and can be used with any FIPS-201-compliant infrastructure on a federal, state, or local basis. They provide immediate validation of identity and attributes even in power-out and network-down situations. The reader also guarantees privacy as organizations glean information right on the credential to confirm identity, meaning there is no need to maintain large, local databases.
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