ODIN Technologies has been selected by Unisys as its lead RFID deployment partner for the Department of Homeland Security Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative contract. Unisys was awarded the $62 million contract in January.
The Customs and Border Protection division of Homeland Security plans to combine RFID applications with License Plate Recognition technology to improve security along U.S. borders and streamline the border crossing process. The planned program includes RFID-enabled identification cards for faster border crossing identity verification.
When the contract is completed, WHTI will have established RFID solutions at more than 300 border crossing lanes at the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.