Lumidigm, a company producing fingerprint sensors based on multispectral imaging, has announced a partnership with biometric reader manufacturer Innometriks.
Responding to Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) reader requirements, Innometriks has integrated Lumidigm’s Venus fingerprint sensors into its TWIC readers.
The Innometriks reader combines the fingerprint sensor along with an HID smart card reader, a large 3.5-inch color LCD, and a vandal-proof keypad to provide an outdoor fingerprint biometric reader that works well in all weather conditions.
The Lumidigm sensor was chosen because of its claimed superior performance in harsh environmental conditions. “Our ruggedized sensors have developed a reputation for top performance in conditions that trip up other biometric products,” said Bill Spence, Vice President of Transaction Systems at Lumidigm.
Administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard, the TWIC program will require port personnel and additional transportation workers to use a tamper-resistant biometric credential to gain authorized access to secured outdoor areas.
“With hundreds of thousands of biometric TWIC cards now issued, the need for a robust biometrically-enabled access reader to make use of them is obvious,” said Spence.