Zerco Systems Offers Biometric Solution to Immigrant Worker ID Problem

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Zerco Systems CEO John Niotti-Soltesz says, "The Zerco biometric worker ID solution, including ID cards and readers, can authenticate immigrant workers in an on-site turnkey system that may better protect companies from regulatory shutdowns and other actions."

With companies facing millions of dollars in shutdown losses due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and related closures while their workforce is being checked for illegal immigrants, such as happened to Swift and Company, Zerco Systems is offering a turnkey Biometric Worker ID solution so companies can show proof of qualifying and authenticating their legal workers.

John A. Niotti-Soltesz, Chairman and CEO of Zerco Systems International Inc., said, "Companies face challenges and are at risk regarding immigrant worker identification requirements. Zerco offers a stand-alone on-site Worker ID management solution, using advanced biometric technology to qualify workers and better protect companies from regulatory actions that might result in shutdowns, lawsuits, penalties, loss of company reputation and a lessening in the brand values that built."

ICE, in its most widely reported action of checking worker immigrant status, last December raided six Swift plants in six states, arresting more than 1,200 immigrant workers and stopping production and this year another ICE raid at Swift resulted in 19 more arrests.

"Companies in industries with large immigrant workforces face similar actions, said Niotti-Soltesz, who added, "The turn-key Zerco system of biometric ID for workers will demonstrate that companies are working within all reasonable means to qualify and authenticate workers, resulting in a more safe environment, lessened closures and improved worker efficiency and company operations during this trying time in our nation's history."

Niotti-Soltesz said, "Zerco's biometric ID solution can help companies manage risk with versatile tamper resistant ID cards for immigrant workers. Shutdowns can cost millions in lost output and expenses and penalties, including criminal action, add to that loss. Employers must act now since they cannot afford to wait for the Government to address the technology protocols."

He said, "Zerco Systems has the technology solution to address the dilemma that employers face since the stand-alone on-site biometric Employee Worker Identity Card solution system does not require linking to a central computer system to verify worker ID information."

Zerco's ID solution includes tamper resistant, memory-rich optical ID cards and readers to instantly interpret information embedded in the plastic cards, enabling companies to show that they are taking all steps to qualify immigrant workers as legally in the U.S. Zerco's ID cards contain vast data, including the biometric identifiers of finger prints, facial recognition, signature, voice prints and iris scans."

Niotti-Soltesz said among problems companies face in worker ID matters are business interruption if employee records or employees are detained or examined; short or long-term closure; civil fines; criminal penalties; discrimination lawsuits; enforcement actions; unfair labor practice lawsuits; loss of federal contracts and goodwill loss through reputation and brand image damage.

Zerco is a developer and integrator of proprietary optical memory card technology and biometric verification-based ID management systems for Corporate America, including workforce ID and healthcare information and for homeland security. Zerco is online at http://www.zerco.com.

Zerco Systems' optical card technology has a wide range of important applicability. In Corporate America, Zerco can provide protection to companies and workers. In security, the multi-dimensional and high flexible Zerco Systems software and hardware can be of significant use in monitoring borders and protecting harbors. In healthcare, the vast storage capacity of the Zerco Health-eCard meets the needs of providing a personalized single source medical record for all Americans.

Zerco Systems has many corporate alliances, which have included being a subcontractor of Anteon International Corporation, a General Dynamics company, in connection with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) initiative to identify persons entering the U.S. along southern borders. In the past, Zerco Systems also has teamed with the Computer Sciences Corporation relating to Department of Homeland Security airport, seaport and border security.

Zerco Systems International, Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Ohio, is a developer and integrator of optical memory card technology and biometric-based identification and data storage solutions. Information about Zerco is available at its website: http://www.Zerco.com . The core component of Zerco System's technology is it's patented point-of-contact terminal that is fully integrated, secure, multi-technology, multi-functionality, small footprint and scalable. Zerco Systems' technologies are used for digital governance applications such as immigration, border crossing visa, cargo manifests, multi-biometric identification cards and other digital read/write card applications. The terminal, which operates in a stand-alone environment, is built around optical memory card technology and also reads magnetic stripe and chip-based (SmartCard) technology.


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