Agencies migrating to PIV cards have a new option to continue support of their existing prox or others IDs during the transition using the Multi-Tech readers from XceedID. The company’s Mullion, Mid-Range and Keypad readers are now FIPS201 compliant and listed on the GSA’s Approved Products List for agency acquisition.
XceedID Multi-Technology Card Readers Receive FIPS201 Approval
Golden, CO – October 16, 2006 – XceedID Corporation today announced that three of its industry leading Multi-Technology card reader models have been approved by the U.S. Government under HSPD-12 for FIPS201 compliance as Transparent Readers.
The approval of XceedID readers under the FIPS201 federal specification indicates that XceedID readers have passed compliance testing for compatibility with the new Personal Identity Verification (“PIV II”) credentials mandated for issuance to all federal employees over the next two years. Several card manufacturers have been approved as suppliers of FIPS201 compliant PIV credentials; the physical access control function of these approved cards has been verified with XceedID readers.
FIPS 201 is a Federal Information Processing Standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to satisfy the requirements of HSPD-12, a Homeland Security Presidential Directive. One of the main objectives of HSPD-12 is to ensure government-wide interoperability for information technology and security through the implementation of a range of federal standards and product requirements. FIPS 201 seeks to improve identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems.
The XceedID Mullion reader (XF1100-PIV), Mid-Range reader (XF2100-PIV) and Keypad reader (XF2110-PIV) are now available with FIPS201 compliance. These XceedID products will be listed on the GSA Approved Products List (GSA APL).
In addition to reading approved FIPS201 PIV II credentials, XceedID Multi-Technology readers are also compatible with many standard proximity and leading smart card technologies. The ability to read multiple existing card types and PIV II cards simultaneously is a tremendous benefit to those agencies looking to painlessly transition from older proximity technologies to new, mandated PIV II credentials. A mixed population of old prox credentials and new PIV II credentials is unavoidable during the government’s multi-year upgrade path to FIPS201 compliance. XceedID Multi-Technology readers are a unique and critical component of successful security upgrades in all sectors of the government.
When purchasing FIPS201 compliant XceedID products, customers must order the PIV compliant version of the product by adding “PIV” to the applicable part number (example: XF2100-PIV).
About XceedID Corporation
Based in Golden, Colorado, XceedID is a privately held company dedicated to the design, development and supply of advanced contactless RFID products. XceedID pioneered development of multi-technology readers which combine traditional proximity and advanced contactless smart technology in one reader. XceedID products are sold through industry leading access control manufacturers. For additional information about XceedID Corporation please visit www.XceedID.com.
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