TSA to Spend More on Florida Port Security Program

Hackensack, N.J.-based I.D. Systems Inc. says the Transportation Security Administration will fund a Phase II expansion of the company's wireless vehicle security program at JAXPORT, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based, seaport. The new deal, which boosts a contract awarded in July 2004, has I.D. Systems deploying the homeland-security version of its Wireless Asset Net fleet-management system on several hundred additional vehicles at the seaport. The expansion is worth approximately $870,000.

With security breaches a major concern at all Florida ports, the homeland-security version of I.D. Systems' product provides wireless access control, location tracking, geo-fencing, remote vehicle-disabling, fleet- utilization analysis tools, maintenance management tools, safety enforcement tools and other functions. The JAXPORT project also will be a demonstration bed for a complex RF infrastructure compatible with the technical requirements of large airports and seaports.