At Indiana’s Fort Wayne International Airport will use fingerprint biometric readers from Bioscrypt to secure access to key facilities. Fort Wayne is the latest in a series of airports in the U.S. and abroad looking to biometric technologies–either combined with a card technology or standalone–to increase security levels and monitor access.
Bioscrypt’s Finger Scan Technology Chosen by Fort Wayne International Airport to Increase Restricted Area Security
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TORONTO, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity verification technology, today announced that Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has selected Bioscrypt’s V-Smart readers to verify individual access to sensitive areas of the airport.
The airport industry continues to demonstrate that they are a first mover in the adoption of commercial biometric technology. The urgency to increase security within these facilities is perhaps greater than in any other environment.
“Adding verification, using Bioscrypt’s fingerprint technology, to the security in place at FWA adds a level of protection only biometrics can provide,” stated Tory Richardson, Executive Director for Fort Wayne International Airport. “With this technology in place, because individuals must match their live fingerprint with a previously recorded scan, we are confident that only people with proper certification are entering restricted areas.”
“Fort Wayne International Airport is another example where controlling travel access points is being elevated to a higher degree using biometrics,” said Pierre Donaldson, President and CEO, Bioscrypt. “We believe we are only seeing the beginning of this movement with more airports soon to follow. Further penetration of this market segment is expected as demand from other industries escalates.”
About Fort Wayne International Airport
Owned and operated by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, Fort Wayne Airport was originally named “Baer Field” in 1941. In 1946, the City of Fort Wayne bought the airport from the federal government for one dollar and renamed the airport “Fort Wayne Municipal Airport”. In 1985, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority renamed the airport to its current name of Fort Wayne International Airport. Fort Wayne Airport is served by 7 major carriers; American, ATA, Continental, Delta, Northwest, U.S. Airways and United. The 12,000 ft. long runway is one of the longest runways in the United States and is long enough to handle any type of aircraft including the Space Shuttle, Concord, 747s, and Air Buses. For more information visit http://www.fwairport.com/.
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. is a leading provider of identity verification technology with over 75,000 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.