PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (NYSE MKT:IDN), a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2620 identification card readers to the Port of Portland in Oregon.
The contract is for a web-hosted TWIC reading system, similar to the one the Company provided to a major U.S. oil company in May. Intellicheck Mobilisa recently offered a cloud-based business model providing hosted software solutions instead of installing software directly onto the customer’s computer servers. Hosting the software allows easier integration and instant updates. The new cloud-based service prevents delays and reduces the need for the customer to spend time and staff hours.
In July 2013, Intellicheck Mobilisa’s IM2620 and IM2610 products became the first mobile readers of TWIC cards to be approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The two TWIC reader products passed the TSA’s rigorous testing and are now officially on its Qualified Technology List (QTL) of approved products that ports, ships and other facilities with controlled access should purchase. In addition to reading TWIC cards, these products scan driver’s licenses and military IDs, can match person-of-interest lookups with law enforcement lists and authorized lists, and are capable of integrating with existing port security systems.
Dr. Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, said, “The Port of Portland is one of the most important conduits for air, ground and marine traffic in the U.S., with a substantial level of transportation-related and industrial activities. With our TWIC readers’ multiple ID capabilities, we are pleased that this facility has selected our web-hosted TWIC reading system to ensure the security of its assets and its workers.”
Kimberly Chochon, Vice President of Port Security Sales at Intellicheck Mobilisa, added, “We expect this contract will provide us the opportunity to further demonstrate the ease of integration and efficiencies of our readers, and potentially lead to additional port contracts.”
TWIC is an initiative of the TSA and U.S. Coast Guard to provide tamper-resistant biometric identification cards to port facility workers. The U.S. government has given guidance through the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that approximately 550 locations are expected to require QTL-approved TWIC readers and approximately 1,500 locations are on the “recommended” list for QTL-approved TWIC readers.
About Intellicheck Mobilisa
Intellicheck Mobilisa is a leading technology company providing wireless technology and identity systems for various applications, including mobile and handheld access control and security systems for the government, military and commercial markets. Products include the Fugitive Finder system, an advanced ID card access control product currently protecting military bases and secure federal locations; ID Check, a patented technology that instantly reads, analyzes, and verifies encoded data in magnetic stripes and barcodes on government-issued IDs, designed to improve the Customer Experience for the financial, hospitality and retail sectors; barZapp™, an ID-checking mobile app that allows a user’s smartphone to check an ID card. For more information on Intellicheck Mobilisa, please visit www.icmobile.com.
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