Salamander Technologies announced today that its MOBILE PIV™ software has successfully completed the Initial Capability Evaluation (ICE) for reading and verifying Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) under various use scenarios. MOBILE PIV™ software was evaluated on the Motorola MC 75A and DAP CE 3240B mobile units. The TWIC ICE List includes information on all readers and software that demonstrated to the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard successful completion of the evaluation.
MOBILE PIV™ provides a three-factor authentication of TWIC credentials:
1. What you have (the card)
2. What you know (a PIN)
3. Who you are (photo/fingerprint)
The software can also verify the credential against a Card Cancellation List to ensure the card is still valid and has not been revoked or compromised. TWIC cards are now a secure form of identification for transportation workers across the USA and are being used for access control and identity checks in ports and other transportation hubs. Besides reading and verifying TWIC cards, MOBILE PIV™ software can also read and verify other federally-issued smart cards including the military CAC card and other FIPS 201 cards.
The Salamander Difference
While other vendors may verify TWIC cards, Salamander is the only vendor that verifies TWIC cards – as well as military CAC and FIPS 201 cards – and brings the transaction data into a “tag to web” personnel accountability solution. This allows incident or event managers to have total resource visibility on personnel under their jurisdiction including transportation workers, military or National Guard, FEMA, state & local 1st responders, volunteers, contractors and civilian evacuees. Salamander’s interTRAX® solution provides resource reports for both on-scene and off-scene incident managers using a store-and-forward application that can function even in a communications-out environment.
“Having our MOBILE PIV™ software on the TWIC ICE List is a great accomplishment” stated Mike Whelan, Executive Vice President of Salamander. “But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The real value is in taking identify verification data and putting it into an event or incident context so that incident managers have complete situational awareness – including security clearance – on the personnel at their field site”.
About Salamander Technologies
Salamander Technologies is the nation’s leading provider of tracking solutions and field-based incident management tools. Salamander’s pedigree lies in its ability to create high-capacity ID cards and site passes and then use those cards to track anyone at the site of an incident, including first responders, mutual aid, victims, evacuees, visitors, and others. The company’s “Data-in-the-Tag™” advantage uses PDF 417 barcodes, RFID, and smart card technologies to increase site security, health and safety, time savings, and federal reimbursements. Based in Traverse City, Mich., the company provides simple, scalable, and interoperable accountability solutions to the public safety, government and private sector markets that comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) mandates. The Salamander Technologies interTRAX® Suite is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,596,652; 5,793,882; 5,573,278; 6,761,312; 7,191,934. www.salamandertechnologies.com.