08 January, 2009
TransCore, a unit of Roper Industries, announced its TWIC hand-held reader, has received Transportation Security Administration authorization for use in security clearance of personnel accessing the nation’s ports as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program. The reader was developed with DAP Technologies, a Roper Industries company that produces ruggedized handheld computers, and CoreStreet, a provider of credential validation solutions.
The TransCore TWIC hand-held readers, which are interoperable and can be used with any FIPS-201 compliant infrastructure on a federal, state or local basis, provide validation of identity and attributes even in power out and network down situations. The reader also guarantees privacy as organizations glean information right on the credential to confirm identity, meaning there is no need to maintain large, local databases.