TECH BRIEF

L-1 ships new access control device

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. is shipping the TWIC-Station, a new access control device capable of reading a wide range of secure government credentials based on Federal Information Processing Standard 201, including the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), as well as Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Control endpoint cards.

The device also offers single or multifactor authentication control with support for PIN codes and is one of the first fixed-access TWIC readers capable of matching the fingerprint of a PIV cardholder to the biometric stored on the card. The L-1 TWIC-Station meets the latest TWIC reader hardware and card application specifications issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

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Patrick Marshall is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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