The US Coast Guard has placed an order for more iDLMaxG Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) accredited handheld biometric reader devices.
The devices are being delivered by MaxID and ActivIdentity subsidiary Core Street.
The iDLMaxG units delivered to the US Coast Guard are bundled with the CoreStreet PIVMAN client software, which provides a TWIC-compatible solution that has been in operational use for more than three years in the DoD, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), various states, and is on the FIPS 201 Approved Products List.
The US Coast Guard is mandated with the enforcement of the TWIC programme. “We are delighted that the US Coast Guard has dramatically stepped up its deployment of the iDLMax-G handheld units in the field for TWIC enforcement and moved beyond the testing phase. The device, in combination with the PIVMAN software from CoreStreet is the most effective tool at their disposal as they carry out their mission to enforce the Maritime Act and the requirements for validating TWIC cards for movements in and out of the ports,” says Brian Skiba, vice president of product development and corporate strategy at MaxID.
The iDLMaxG is a multi-modal, rugged mobile computer that offers features such as QWERTY keyboard, contact card, contactless card, barcode, optical fingerprint, and optional magnetic swipe and MRZ readers with a digital camera, GPS, and comprehensive communications capabilities. The iDLMaxG is a complete, integrated mobile solution for all badging and identity management requirements.