USCG Continues Ramp of MaxID TWIC Readers and Software for TWIC Enforcement Program

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MaxID, a leading provider of mobile identity solutions, is pleased to announce the deployment of 54 more iDL500 portable hand-held readers to the United States Coast Guard.

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MaxID was awarded in conjunction with its teaming Partner, P-SIG of Chesapeake, Virginia an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Coast Guard for Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) readers and software in November 2010. The US Coast Guard has now deployed more than 200 MaxID iDL500 multi-modal handheld computers nationwide for TWIC enforcement.

TWIC was established in the Maritime Transportation Security Act and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act to serve as an identification program for all Coast Guard credential mariners and personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas within a port. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) are responsible for implementing the TWIC program. The Coast Guard is responsible for enforcing TWIC compliance, providing guidance to assist industry with compliance, conducting spot-check/annual inspections, reviewing and approving security plans, and working with TSA towards successful integration.

“As the US Coast Guard accelerates its enforcement of the TWIC program, we are seeing both private and publicly owned maritime facilities also heighten their adoption of our TWIC solutions including our multimodal devices, application software and identity services,” said Brian Skiba, President of MaxID Corp.

The MaxID solution has proved to be well suited for the US Coast Guard as well as MTSA-regulated ports and cargo vessels such as Delaware River Port Authority, Maryland Port Authority, Port of Shreveport- Bossier, Port of Port Arthur, the Passenger Cruise Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, Citgo Petroleum, Conoco Phillips and others.

The iDL500 is a multi‐modal, rugged mobile computer that offers a complete set of features ‐ including QWERTY keyboard, contact card, contactless card, barcode, optical fingerprint, and optional magnetic swipe and MRZ readers with a digital camera, GPS, and comprehensive communications capabilities including GSM, Bluetooth and WiFi. The iDLMAX is a complete, integrated mobile solution for all badging, field-based enrollment and identity management requirements.

The MaxIDentity Suite contains a series of ready-to-use applications to read PIV, PIV-I, TWIC, CAC, FiXS and FRAC smart cards as well as passports, ePassports, Seafarer ID cards and driver’s licenses. The product can be purchased using the Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) model, so organizations can pay a low monthly fee for the application suite as an alternative to purchasing outright. The suite is available on the MaxID line of multimodal products including the iDL500, iDL502 and iDL520 today. The MaxIDentity Suite can connect directly to cloud-based MaxIDentity Services with a 3G or WiFi connection and subscription. The MaxIDentity Suite was jointly developed by MaxID Corporation based in Fairfax, Virginia and MultiModal ID, LLC based in Falls Church, Virginia.

About MaxID Corp
MaxID Corp is a leading provider of identity and security solutions. The company is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia and has offices in United Kingdom, Taiwan and South Africa.

MaxID Corporation maintains a global research and development team that has more than 20 years of experience introducing new technologies. The company's most advanced biometric handheld devices are manufactured in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More than 25,000 identity devices are being deployed worldwide by customers such as the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, border and law enforcement agencies, and power generation and maritime facilities. For more information about MaxID Corp, please visit us at our website at or call +1 (703) 573-0125.

Maryam Sabbagh, Manager, Public and Government Relations
MaxID Corporation
+1 (703) 573-0125

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