Saflink shows SureAccess smart-card biometric reader

Published 2 March 2006

The use of biometrics to authenticate identity and secure access is growing, and so is the demand for biometric readers. Bellevue, Washington-Based Saflink (Nasdaq: SFLK), a provider of identity verification and access protection solutions, is showing its Saflink SureAccess, an all-weather, smart card, biometric reader aiming to reduces the threat of unauthorized access to critical facilities. The reader allows Saflink customers to bolster access assurance requirements with multifactor authentication.

The Saflink SureAccess reader is designed to meet the requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technologies’ (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, also known as Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of federal employees and contractors. Designed for interoperability and remote administration, the SureAccess solution integrates with existing physical access control systems. It also supports the technical specifications of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

SureAccess is based on the same Saflink contactless smart card and biometric reader technology previously deployed by the TSA as part of TWIC Phase III. It is also suitable for outdoor deployment as it is rated IP65 for dust and moisture resistance.

-read more in this news release; see more about SureAccess at company Web site