Little Rock National Airport to Use Bioscrypt’s Fingerprint and HID’s iCLASS Technology for Enhanced Facility Security
Deployment Encompasses over Five Thousand Users
TORONTO, ON and VAN NUYS, CA, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–(TSX:BYT) Bioscrypt Inc., a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology, announced today that Little Rock National Airport has installed a state-of-the- art security system featuring Bioscrypt fingerprint readers and HID’s new iCLASS contactless smart card technology to enhance security throughout the airport for approximately 5,000 users.
Little Rock airport has already deployed over 100 Bioscrypt V-Smart iCLASS readers for facility security. The fingerprint readers with integrated HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz read/write contactless smart card technology, restrict access to high profile sites within the airport. The V-Smart reader stores fingerprint templates directly on iCLASS contactless smart cards giving users added security and privacy.
“Airports in the USA and abroad have tested different types of biometric technologies in an effort to comply to the proposed recommendations by the Transportation Security Authority (TSA). Fingerprinting, clearly the most mature and reliable of all the biometrics, will be the primary technology deployed for airports in 2004,” said Julia Webb, vice president of global sales and marketing for Bioscrypt. “For the past six years, Bioscrypt has focused on compatibility between our reader line and access control systems from principal providers. As a result, we are well positioned with proven solutions like the V-Smart iCLASS to meet the increasing requirements from airports worldwide.”
Airports worldwide are seeing the benefits of Bioscrypt’s advanced fingerprint technology as they implement security systems to combat international terrorism. “Strong technology partnerships, such as that of Bioscrypt and HID, provide superior new security solutions to end-users,” said Marian Pefley, director of product management for biometric technologies for HID. “The use of the iCLASS credential will also allow Little Rock Airport to consider implementation of other security applications based on the use of the existing HID iCLASS credential.”
Little Rock National airport is, the 79th largest commercial service airport in the nation, handling about 2.6 million passengers annually.
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. is a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology with over 50,000 fingerprint readers currently installed. The Company’s solutions combine the convenience of touch with the high security of fingerprint-based biometrics for simple and secure access to facilities, equipment and information. Using the “bioscrypt on board” brand, the Company offers packaged products, OEM components and software licensing to leading security solution manufacturers and integrators worldwide for physical, wireless and network security applications. Among the many leading edge companies and partners using Bioscrypt technology are American Express, New York City Police Department, NASA, Continental Airlines, Intel, HID Corporation, Honeywell and Los Angeles City Hall. Bioscrypt’s patented technology is interoperable with leading fingerprint sensors and is both platform and operating system independent. Bioscrypt is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BYT. For more information, visit the Bioscrypt web site at http://www.bioscrypt.com
As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and Cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 150 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for physical access control. Proximity and iCLASS technologies can be housed on the same credential and combined with other technologies such as magnetic stripe, barcode, or contact smart chip modules. This provides users the ability to leverage their investment in existing systems while seamlessly upgrading to new technologies and adding new applications. For increased security, users can add a photo ID or anti-counterfeiting element such as a hologram or ultraviolet ink. HID’s experience in developing card technologies enables them to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of contactless smart card technology used for applications such as access control, IT secure authentication, digital cash, the storage of biometric templates, and the storage and retrieval of critical information. For more information on HID, visit our website at http://www.hidcorp.com.
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