Canadian Crown Corporation Moving Forward With Biometric Security
TORONTO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – After a competitive bid process, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has chosen ACME~Future Security Controls to develop a comprehensive solution for the operational trials of CATSA’s restricted area identification card (RAIC) project to improve security at Canadian airports.
ACME~Future Security Controls informed Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity verification technology, that it would incorporate technologies from Bioscrypt, Cross Match Technologies, HID and LG Electronics to develop a comprehensive solution for the operational trials of CATSA’s restricted area identification card (RAIC) project. The RAIC will be using biometric technologies to create a secure credential card for individuals accessing restricted areas of airports. The RAIC initiative will also involve a central database to verify the validity of any card issued in Canada.
The first phase of the RAIC program will be implemented as an operational trial deployed at selected airports and will involve approximately 40,000 workers. The program will scale up to 150,000 workers.
“The RAIC program required biometric information for the positive verification process,” said Pierre Donaldson, President and CEO Bioscrypt. “Working with CATSA to develop a system that could be replicated the world over is a tremendous opportunity. We look forward to the successful completion of the trials.”
About ACME~Future Security Controls
ACME~Future Security Controls Inc. is an Ottawa based company, in existence since 1982. A~FSC Inc. is a customer driven organization dedicated to providing quality security products and services. Our business objective is to give our customers a total solution package second to no one in the industry http://www.a-fsc.com .
As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 150 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for physical access control. Proximity and iCLASS technologies can be housed on the same credential and combined with other technologies such as magnetic stripe, barcode, or contact smart chip modules. For more information on HID, visit their website at http://www.hidcorp.com.
About Cross Match
Since its founding in 1996, Cross Match Technologies, Inc. has been at the forefront of applying forensic quality fingerprint imaging technology towards the development of cost-effective biometric security solutions for law enforcement, federal, aviation, commercial and international organizations. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and offering the broadest product lines in the industry, Cross Match is recognized for setting new standards in fingerprint imaging components through its more than 40 patents and related intellectual properties. Additional information on Cross Match is available at http://www.crossmatch.net.
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. is a leading provider of identity verification technology with over 70,000 fingerprint readers currently installed. The Company’s solutions combine the convenience of touch with the high security of fingerprint-based biometrics for simple and secure access to facilities, equipment and information. Using the “bioscrypt on board(TM)” brand, the Company offers packaged products, OEM components and software licensing to leading security solution manufacturers and integrators worldwide for physical, wireless and network security applications. Among the many leading edge companies and partners using Bioscrypt technology are the U.S. Army, NASA, American Express, the New York Police Department, Kronos, NATO, Continental Airlines, Intel, Atmel, HID Corporation, Honeywell and Northern Computers. Bioscrypt’s patented technology is interoperable with leading fingerprint sensors and is both platform and operating system independent. Bioscrypt is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BYT. For more information, visit the Bioscrypt Web site at http://www.bioscrypt.com