Access control firm to provide products for federal credential program

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 6, 2005

January 6, 2005

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Saflink, a provider of biometric and smart card security products, has been selected to contribute products and services for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's transportation worker identification credential program.
The federal agency is now in the third phase of a nationwide credential program to improve security at major transportation hubs. These include airports, seaports and railroad facilities.
Saflink received a subcontract for the work from BearingPoint, a business consulting and systems integration firm that is handling a substantial portion of the technology integration for the program.
The third phase if the project will take place within greater Philadelphia, greater Los Angeles and the 14 major port facilities in the state of Florida, involving approximately 200,000 workers and 34 locations overall.
The program will feature Saflink products, such as biometric middleware, physical access control hardware and firmware, as well as smart card middleware from the company’s subsidiary Litronic.