Iris ID’s mobile multi-modal biometric device now compatible with TWIC credentials
Iris ID says its iCAM 300 multi-modal handheld biometric reader is now supported by the MozaicID iCAM M300 Smartcard Software Credential Application.
This compatibility will make it possible for the accommodation of a range of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) -compatible credentials including PIV Interoperable (PIV-I) and the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), a smartcard used by workers requiring access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels in the United States, Iris ID has announced.
Iris ID and MosaicID executives underlined the significance of the development.
“Iris ID and MozaicID have combined best of breed technologies to create an accurate and more secure means of identifying maritime employees wherever their jobs take them. The iCAM M300 provides an unparalleled intuitive user interface, which makes the process easier for the user and operator,” said Mohammed Murad, Iris ID’s vice president for global sales and business development.
Iris ID explained in its release that the MozaicID app uses the iCAM M300’s detachable FBI-certified Sherlock fingerprint scanner from Integrated Biometrics to authenticate workers’ identities by comparing a live fingerprint to a stored template embedded in the credential.
The application will also check the trust status of the presented credential, as the iCAM M300 also enables mobile enrollment of workers with its embedded camera simultaneously capturing both iris and facial modes for contactless identity authentication.
Jim Parroco, MosaicID Chief Executive Officer said this highlights his company’s commitment to delivering effective, relevant and user-friendly security solutions. “We institute intuitive and innovative technology in our software with proven results. The product offering we have with Iris ID provides an excellent security solution in response to a specific need.”
According to Iris ID, the M300 also supports other forms of PIV smartcards such as Common Access Cards (CAC) used by military, civilian and vendor employees in controlled government spaces; and Commercial Identity Verification (CIV), used by commercial organizations to meet federal government access control standards.
Organizations such the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and law enforcement departments which carry out remote identity verification use the iCAM 300, which is resistant to water and dust.