GPO produces 5 million trusted traveler cards
The U.S. Government Publishing Office has achieved a milestone in the production of secure border credentials. GPO employees have produced 5 million Trusted Traveler Program cards for the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
During this process, GPO and CBP have successfully manufactured these secure credentials for members of the various programs without a fruitful counterfeit attempt. GPO has been producing the cards since 2008 at the agency’s ISO 9001 certified secure production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Mississippi. GPO is responsible for designing, printing, personalizing and mailing the cards.
CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program provides expedited entry process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Trusted Traveler Programs cards, including NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and Global Entry, are approved travel documents under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
Turkey taps Gemalto for ePassport covers
Gemalto is supplying its Sealys eCover for ePassports to Darphane, the Turkish Mint and Stamp Printing House. The company is already the provider for the Turkish personalization program, having deployed the Coesys Issuance solution for the country’s national authorities.
With this new contract, Gemalto now provides these Turkish authorities with a complete passport service. For Turkey’s 75 million citizens, electronic passports are issued for new applications as well as renewals. More than two million ePassports are issued each year.
According to the multi-year agreement, Gemalto is providing its ICAO Common Criteria certified software, embedded in the passport inlay with secure microprocessor. Gemalto’s Sealys eTravel product embeds the ICAO compliant operating system and guarantees integration into Darphane’s ePassport processes.
VASCO acquires Silanis
VASCO Data Security International Inc. announced the execution of an agreement to acquire privately held Silanis Technology Inc., a provider of electronic signature and digital transaction solutions used to sign, send and manage documents.
Silanis’ e-SignLive platform is used by some of the largest banks, insurers and government agencies.
Both VASCO and Silanis are focused on addressing the business needs of organizations conducting secure transactions that must meet strict regulatory and compliance requirements. VASCO has identified demand for digital transaction solutions among its customer base and, following the closing of the transaction, can immediately start selling Silanis solutions to its global banking customers. The banking segment is Silanis’ number one vertical.
Silanis, based in Montreal, Canada, utilizes a SaaS and on-premise subscription model for its customers who are located primarily in North America.
Tyco unveils fingerprint access control system
Tyco Security Products announced the release of CEM System’s emerald TS300f Intelligent Fingerprint Terminal for AC2000 suite of access control and security management systems. This announcement coincides with the release of new features and enhanced functionality across the full emerald range.
The emerald TS300f Intelligent Fingerprint Terminal features a multifunctional touch screen access terminal with integrated fingerprint reader. The emerald TS300f has all the features of the existing emerald TS300 including VoIP Intercom, IP Reader & Controller and Remote Applications but also includes fully integrated fingerprint biometric.
The system features a controller, IP card reader and single biometric solution all in one, the emerald TS300f meets requirements for three stage identity authentication — card, PIN, and biometric verification — using one device.
The emerald TS300f is durable enough for indoor or outdoor usage with an vandal resistance rating as well as a dust and water resistant rating. The high-resolution optical sensor and 1:1 fingerprint match at the door enables fast card and fingerprint verification.