Texas refiner deploys Codebench software

Codebench, a Florida-based provider of authentication and access control middleware, announced recently that Pasadena Refining Systems, a subsidiary of Petrobras America Inc., has deployed several of its solutions.

According to a statement, the Texas-based maker of petroleum products has implemented Codebench’s PIVCheck Plus Desktop Software to register TWIC cards into their access control system, as well as the company’s OMNICheck Plus Mobile Software to verify PIV, TWIC FRAC, CAC, and DESFire credentials.

PIVCheck Plus will allow the refinery, which has more than 500 employees and contractors, to read, validate, authenticate and register their TWIC cards into the facility’s Symmetry physical access control system from AMAG Technology.

OMNICheck Plus will electronically verify the authenticity of TWICs presented to a Datastrip DSV2+turbo mobile biometric reader at the facility. The software can also tell the operator whether that TWIC is already registered in the AMAG Symmetry Security Management System and, if so, whether the cardholder is allowed into the facility at that time.

"We’re being proactive with our TWIC usage at our facilities," said Eric Finck, security supervisor at Pasadena Refining Systems. "To check the revocation status of a card, you have to automate the process and OMNICheck from Codebench provides that solution."