Vendor Registration Program Presented as Part of Oregon RAINS Event Showcasing Homeland Security Solutions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ – Eid Access, Inc., a comprehensive solutions provider of vendor security systems, today unveiled its Vendor Registration Program to protect military facilities and government agencies against terrorism, theft of military equipment or secrets, and other homeland security issues. The announcement was part of the Oregon RAINS (Regional Alliance for Information and Network Security) Homeland Defense/Cybersecurity Showcase, an event sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) and Senator Gordon Smith (R, OR), and featuring remarks from Richard Clarke, special advisor to the President on cyberspace security.
The Eid Access Vendor Registration Program provides complete background screening of vendor companies and their employees, superior identification verification for high throughput at access-control checkpoints, the ability to restrict access to secure areas within facilities, and ongoing screening of organizations to assure security compliance.
“The new Eid Access Vendor Registration Program provides a comprehensive solution to fill a serious security breach – the thousands of vendors entering security-sensitive government and military facilities today,” stated Steve Larson, founder, chairman and CEO of Eid Access. “The solution we are announcing today is an important step in achieving a homeland security strategy to protect military assets, confidential information, and most importantly military personnel and government employees.”
Over the last six months, Eid Access has completed successful technology demonstrations at numerous military facilities throughout all regions of the U.S. Some of the military bases that have evaluated the Eid Access solution include: the Jacksonville Naval Aviation Station (Florida); Fort Hood (Texas); Hanscom Air Force Base (Massachusetts); Luke Air Force Base (Arizona); Fort Lewis (Washington); Army & Air Force Exchange Services (Texas). The technology demonstrations encompassed full system performance employing the Eid Access Secure Card, antenna stations and readers that automatically present identification information and biometric identity verification, and access control management. Several technology demonstrations showcased the ability to track vehicles as well as personnel, and to control access to specific buildings as well as high-security locations within buildings on the premises.
“The success of our technology demonstrations with military facilities has produced a wide range of innovative access control applications that are being further specified and developed by Eid Access,” stated Larson. “We’re confident that the accuracy, throughput performance and reliability of our technology can address many of the access control issues that security commanders are facing at military locations throughout the country.”
The cornerstone of the Eid Access Vendor Registration Program is its Eid Access Secure Card with an embedded computer chip and ultra-long-range RFID transmitter. The secure card employs encryption and digital signatures to interact intelligently with a card reader, making it more secure than cards using passive technology. Moreover, its ultra-long-range RFID technology can interact with the card reader from distances as far as 300 feet and can verify the identity of moving vehicles, eliminating the need for short-range proximity or physical card contact. This long-range, high-speed capability substantially boosts throughput at ingress/egress points by enabling vehicles to maintain speed limits posted at access control stations. High throughput is achieved, the individual’s identity information remains protected, and the technology provides a proven, cost-effective foundation for a secure personal identification system.
The Eid Access Vendor Registration Program equips critical access points with a combination of card-reader receivers, biometric fingerprint scanners, antennas, PC equipment and wiring/satellite antennas that are appropriate to ensure secure, high throughput ingress and egress. For participating vendors, the program provides thorough background screening of companies and their employees according to standards set by the military facilities they service. Once a vendor employee passes the screening and is issued an Eid Access Secure Card, the security system can validate the individual’s identity by automatically accessing biometric information such as fingerprints, hand geometry, retinal or iris patterns, facial patterns or voiceprints. An RFID card can be attached to the inside of a vehicle, enhancing security by identifying vehicles and people.
Once at the facility, the Eid Access Secure Card and monitoring antenna network can restrict access to mission essential or vulnerable areas (MEVA), such as protected conference rooms, operational areas or Web sites. The system can generate detailed activity reports on all vendors to track arrival and departure time, location and duration on the premises.
About Oregon RAINS
RAINS’ purpose is to increase homeland security by linking government at the federal, state and local level with technology innovators. The organizations that make up the RAINS alliance – more than 60 companies, four research universities and several state and local agencies – work to strengthen the information infrastructure and build awareness about the urgency of increasing cybersecurity. This is achieved by fostering the development of strong, successful companies in the cybersecurity and Homeland security industries, and by building public/private cooperation in the development and deployment of innovative technologies.
About Eid Access
Eid Access, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon is the first and only company focused on a complete end-to-end solution for vendor security, and is working with industry leaders to create security standards and drive industry-wide adoption. Eid Access addresses security issues involving approximately 16 million vendor and contractor employees to increase facility security, reduce inventory shrinkage, increase consumer confidence for at-home services and reduce the likelihood of work-place violence.
Founded in 2001, the Eid Access management team and Board of Directors have extensive experience in the government and military sector, as well as with large retailers, and technology companies. Providing an end-to-end solution for vendor security, businesses and government agencies benefit from a single, reliable process across an organization’s entire base of vendors, contractors, and properties. For additional information about the company, visit its Web site: http://www.eidaccess.com, or call 877-675-6943.