TSA places Bioscrypt's fingerprint reader on biometrics access control
approved products list for airports
TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider
of enterprise access control technology, today announced that its V-Station
MIFARE V9.50 has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) and placed on the TSA's "Biometrics for Access Control" Qualified
Products List (QPL).
Products placed on the QPL can be used by airports to authenticate
employees for applications such as securing access to restricted areas. The
TSA conducted pre-qualification tests on a number of products, several of
which then were operationally tested with the help of the International
Biometric Group (IBG). IBG did a number of performance tests, including
checking for speed, accuracy and the false accept and reject rates. Two
hundred users were enrolled on the V-Station MIFARE and were asked to verify
themselves on the fingerprint reader three or four times a day. Of the seven
products that were operationally tested, the V-Station MIFARE was one of only
two products for Physical Access Control that received approval. Two other
sensor level components were approved.
The fingerprint reader can significantly increase security at airports
while keeping access control procedures simple. Bioscrypt's multi-factor
authentication V-Station solution can use a combination of: who a person is
(their fingerprint pattern); what they have (smart card token) and what they
know (personal identification number) in order to verify that employees are
who they claim to be. The readers check templates stored on MIFARE smart cards
against airport employees' fingerprints to conduct a 1:1 match.
"Bioscrypt's products continue to be qualified by U.S. government
authorities to secure the country's most vulnerable locations," said
Bioscrypt's CEO and President, Robert M. Douglas. "Bioscrypt's
industry-leading solutions have a proven track record and are already being
used by many airports around the world in order to enhance passenger safety."
Bioscrypt is the world and Americas leader in the biometric physical
access control readers market and has 22 percent share of the Americas market,
according to IMS Research.
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt is an enterprise access control solution provider, enabling the
unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop(R)
products. Bioscrypt's hardware and software solutions deliver strong
authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks and computer
applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across
Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique
multi-factor authentication platform, Bioscrypt integrates all major secure
authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap
between physical and logical access to create secure working environments.
More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.
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