TSA Continues With Proven ID Solutions Technology Used in Prior TWIC Pilot and Testing Projects
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orlando, Florida-based ID Solutions (IDS) today reported receipt of a purchase order from the Transportation Security Agency (DHS-TSA) for IDS biometric matching licenses for use in the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) program. The IDS AFIS technology supports key security functionality within the TWIC program and has been recognized for its combination of top-rated accuracy and value-for-money by governments around the world.
ID Solutions has provided the TWIC program licenses since 2005 to execute critical automated fingerprint identification (AFIS) functions, eliminating the possibility of fraudulent or duplicate credentials within the transportation environment. The purchased licenses will support the initial phase of the TWIC program, in advance of formal announcement of award of the main TWIC program. This will permit the successful awardee to begin operations immediately.
Specifically, the IDS AFIS software performs alias checking to eliminate fraudulent enrollments in TWIC whereas high-threat applicants might otherwise be issued multiple secure credentials for access to high-risk areas and capabilities. While the first task order of the main TWIC program covers approximately 850,000 workers with access to sensitive areas of US port operations, the long-term program is expected to extend similar protections to all segments of US transportation infrastructure, including air, land transportation of both people and freight, and critical roadway infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. Ultimately, estimates of 12-14 million persons may be enrolled, processed and issued TWIC cards.
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has independently tested ID Solutions’ AFIS software, and its reports show it to be one of the most accurate technologies available in the world today, on a par with an elite strata of very large multinational vendors of such systems. As such, ID Solutions’ AFIS technology represents the maximum “best-value” solution for the US Government and other customers, leveraging world-class accuracy, groundbreaking pricing and the ability to employ low-cost commercially-available hardware to provide the required functionality, performance, and accuracy.
About ID Solutions
ID Solutions was formed in 2003 by a team of biometrics industry veterans with extensive experience in large scale biometric, law enforcement, wireless fingerprinting, computer security, and secure credential issuance projects. ID Solutions’ strategy is to take advantage of recent advances in technology to create an AFIS solution with unparalleled accuracy, speed and cost advantages. Since 2003, ID Solutions has provided highly accurate, scalable, and cost-effective credentialing solutions including secure access, voter registration, registered traveler, and border and immigration programs in the US and around the world.
For more information see www.id-sol.com.
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