City of Los Angeles to Deploy SuperCom’s IRMS Mobile Credentialing and Handheld Verification System
America’s 2nd Largest City Turns to SuperCom to Address its Mobile Credentialing and Incident Management Requirements
McLean Virginia, November 29, 2006–SuperCom, Ltd. (OTCBB: SPCBF.OB; Euronext: SUP), SuperCom, Inc., the Virginia-based subsidiary of SuperCom, Ltd. (OTCBB:SPCBF.OB; Euronext::SUP), a provider of incident management, active RF and e-ID solutions, today announced that it has been awarded an Urban Area Security Initiative contract by the City of Los Angeles to deploy mobile credentialing and verification units for the Los Angeles City Department of General Services-Office of Public Safety, the Los Angeles City Office of Personnel, and the Los Angeles Police Department (Mobile Command Post Unit). The first phase of the deployment will be in the fourth quarter of 2006.
The City of Los Angeles selected SuperCom’s Incident Response Management System (IRMS) because of SuperCom’s proven expertise and track record in providing services and solutions that will meet LA’s needs, and due to the evolving requirements of Federal FIPS 201 credentials.
Commenting on the transaction, Moshe Wolfson, CEO of SuperCom, Inc., said, “We are honored to be awarded this contract by the City of Los Angeles, and by the responsibility it implies for assisting in the security of its citizens. With the signing of this professional services contract, we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with these LA agencies.”
A. Benjamin Mannes National Account Manager for SuperCom, Inc. added, “This sale demonstrates the City of Los Angeles’ intention to remain at the forefront of public safety technology. We will continue to work closely with our partners to provide the most reliable, robust solutions that identify, track, authenticate and communicate with emergency personnel in any situation, and to extend our technologies to improve our overall capabilities.”
SuperCom’s IRMS solution was selected by Los Angeles due, in part, to its successful deployment by the City of Columbus, Ohio in 2005. For the LA project, SuperCom will partner with CoreStreet, Ltd. which is contributing its PIVMAN handheld reader technology for secure ID checking of credential holders. The PIVMAN system is currently deployed in the National Capital Region by the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense.
“We are excited to work with SuperCom on this important project,” said Salvatore D’Agostino, Vice President of Sales of CoreStreet. Together, our companies are delivering technology and solutions that are ideal for the emergency response and recovery market. By working with today’s advanced smart credentials, we are able to provide responders with the information necessary to make immediate security decisions with total confidence in any environment.”
The system for LA will feature:
- Mobile enrollment and credentialing stations that can be set up at any location, in any condition, to issue smart-card identity to control access or egress from an incident or event site;
- Wi-Fi handheld verification units that can check both proprietary and federally-issued FIPS-201 cards; and
- Command station software that maintains an up-to-the minute visual and photographic record of all identity transactions on scene.
SuperCom Ltd. provides innovative incident management, active RF and e-ID solutions to the public safety, commercial and government sectors. SuperCom’s Incident Response Management System (IRMS) is the industry’s most comprehensive mobile credentialing and access control system, as required by Homeland Security and other initiatives. Its Active RF is a complete, cost-effective solution for the continuous tracking of individuals and assets. For more information, visit our website at http://www.supercomgroup.com.
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