Aix-en-Provence, June 23rd 2003-
INSIDE Contactless, pioneer in Contactless technology and its market development team, today announced it has been chosen by Beacon Technologies, a leading system integrator, to supply the US Navy a select number of Contactless cards (PicoPass™ ) and readers (HandIT™ , Accesso™ ) in order to increase security while reducing manpower and providing convenience for US Navy members.
As directed by the Chief of Naval Operations, the US Navy has decided to improve security and efficiency at its base perimeters with the SmartGate solution. The purpose of SmartGate is to identify and control base access. Gate controls are equipped with hand held readers used to identify incoming tagged vehicles and cardholders, allowing Force Protection Personnel to validate both the vehicle and the cardholder as they come in and out, enhancing perimeter security.
SmartGate is made up of different elements such as PicoPass™ , long range smart card readers, integrated security management system, HandIT™ with hand held readers mobile sentry software, badging system, vehicle ID readers, gate arm controls, video cameras, digital video recorder and a wireless broadband network.
“Requirements for the deployment of this project were highly restrictive and complex. We are pleased with the solution provided to us by INSIDE Contactless and Beacon Technologies” said US Navy Project Engineer, Carlton Moorefield.
“Beacon Technologies trusts INSIDE’™s technology is best suited to answer the US Navy security and convenience requirements. We think the project is a great success and we look forward to deploying similar solutions”, mentioned Dana Seiler, President of Beacon Technologies.
INSIDE’s Vice President and General manager for the Americas, Steve Riegel says, “INSIDE is proud to have been selected as the supplier for what is sure to come a landmark technology infrastructure for military grounds. This significant contract win proves the strength of our secure product offer.”
About INSIDE Contactless:
INSIDE Contactless is a pioneering semiconductor company fully focused on the development of products and technologies for contactless markets. The company is a leading supplier of contactless chips and readers, offering a range of technological solutions for markets like transport, access control, payment, identity, and electronic identification. INSIDE Contactless acts as a one-stop shop for its customers by providing a complete contactless technological platform. With its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France, and offices in Shanghai, China and Willmington (Delaware, USA) INSIDE Contactless works with a worldwide customer base such as system integrators, VARs and application developers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.insidecontactless.com.