Hirsch Electronics has received US$4 million in orders to supply US Department of Justice agencies with its security systems. The majority of the revenue associated with the orders was recognized within the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.
The company supplies technology for security management and access control to a large number of US Federal agencies.
“Hirsch was one of the first to offer a wide range of solutions that help Federal agencies move toward HSPD-12, FIPS 201 and FISMA compliance,” says Lars Suneborn, Hirsch’s government program director. “From credential management systems to readers and controllers capable of using PIV, CAC or TWIC cards, we’ve helped our government customers not only to solve their current security issues but also to put their smart cards into use as they were intended by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12.”
Since 2008, the Federal government has issued several million Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for use by its employees. The smart card contains trusted, government-issued digital certificates which can be used for strong authentication of a cardholder’s identity.
“The PIV-related standards that were first implemented by the Federal government appear to be moving into state and local government, governments outside the US, and even corporate America,” says Healy. “I believe Hirsch is well positioned to assist those additional groups as well as Federal agencies and government contractors with their PIV and PIV-I implementations.”