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US Coast Guard takes Handheld Biometric TWIC Readers from MaxID

MaxID : 28 October, 2009  (Application Story)
Ten iDLMaxG biometric handheld readers with US transport worker accreditation ordered by the US Coast Guard for mobile authentication and credential validation
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MaxID, a global manufacturer of biometric handheld equipment, and CoreStreet have announced the sale of ten iDLMaxG TWIC-accredited handheld biometric reader devices to the United States Coast Guard.

The iDLMaxG units delivered to the Coast Guard are bundled with the CoreStreet PIVMAN Client software, which provides a TWIC-compatible solution that has been in operational use for more than three years in the DoD, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), various states, and is on the FIPS 201 Approved Products List.

The United States Coast Guard is in the front line of assuring the nation's maritime border security. "We are delighted by the United States Coast Guard's interest in testing our product as it pursues its mission to defend the nation's shores and maritime infrastructure," said Brian Skiba, Chairman of MaxID. "We believe the ergonomic iDLMaxG coupled with the leading CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution will help the Coast Guard manage TWIC in a secure and operationally efficient manner."

"The CoreStreet PIVMAN Software offers unique functionality for mobile authentication and validation of PIV, CAC, FRAC, TWIC and Seafarer ID cards in communications-out situations," said Chris Broderick, CEO, CoreStreet. "Combining our software with MaxID's multimodal handheld devices provides customers with a pre-eminent, robust solution."

The iDLMaxG is a multi-modal, rugged mobile computer that offers a complete set of features - including QWERTY keyboard, contact card, contactless card, barcode, optical fingerprint, and optional magnetic swipe and MRZ readers with a digital camera, GPS, and comprehensive communications capabilities. The iDLMaxG is a complete, integrated mobile solution for all badging and identity management requirements. When users need to read TWIC, SID, CAC, PIV, FRAC cards, as well as use the other on-board biometric functions to verify identity, the iDLMaxG does it all in a light, compact, easy-to-use form factor.
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