Iris ID mobile platform supports TWIC credentials
11 November 2020 15:34 GMT

 Iris ID, a leading provider of iris recognition technology, today announced the compatibility of its iCAM M300 handheld, multi-modal biometric reader and the MozaicID iCAM M300 Smartcard Software Credential Application. This application enables the mobile device to accommodate 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 U.S. maritime facilities and vessels.

The MozaicID app uses the iCAM M300’s detachable FBI-certified Sherlock fingerprint sensor 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.  The iCAM M300 also enables mobile enrollment of workers with its embedded camera simultaneously capturing both iris and facial modes for contactless identity authentication.

Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, said compatibility with the MozaicID app adds to the versatility of the iCAM M300.

“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,” he said. “The iCAM M300 provides an unparalleled intuitive user interface, which makes the process easier for the user and operator.”

Jim Parroco, chief executive officer of MozaicID said “MozaicID is dedicated to providing 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.”

The M300 also supports other contact or contactless Personnel Identity Verification (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. The M300 comes equipped with software development kits (SDK’s) ready to deploy a wide variety of Android-based identity applications.

Organizations requiring remote identity verification, such as the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and law enforcement departments, use the water- and dust-resistant iCAM M300. The device provides magstripe and contactless card support, as well as an MRZ reader to verify ePassports. Communications protocols include NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G LTE.

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