HARRISBURG, Penn. — TransCore has announced that its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) handheld program card reader, has received Transportation Security Administration (TSA) authorization for use in security clearance at US ports.
The TWIC card readers were developed in conjunction with DAP Technologies and CoreStreet, a provider of credential validation solutions, the company says.
“The government has spent a lot of time on the TWIC cards, including their security and deployment,” says Scott Brosi, TransCore’s vice-president, secure facilities. “It now needs readers for the 500,000-plus TWIC cards that have been issued to be operable for security clearance purposes.”
Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, all individuals requesting unescorted access to enter a secure area must present a transportation security card (TWIC card) which includes an individual’s identity, biometric or human characteristic, and status.
Over one million merchant mariners, port facility employees, longshoremen and truck drivers will require a TWIC credential for unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by MTSA.
TransCore reports that it is one of a select group of reader manufacturers qualified through the TSA’s Initial Capabilities Evaluation (ICE) process.
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