Integrated Biometrics fingerprint reader receives TSA approval

Company's TRU650 reader to be placed onto TSA Qualified Products List


Greenville, SC, December 9, 2009 — Integrated Biometrics, a leading provider of fingerprint identity solutions, announced that its TRU650 has been tested and approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and placed on the TSA Biometrics Qualified Products List (QPL) for Access Control.

“The QPL certification process is exhaustive, and we’re extremely pleased to have demonstrated that the TRU650 meets the most stringent of standards,” states Jim Seaborn, Integrated Biometrics Vice President. “We receive frequent compliments from security dealers and integrators in regards to the ease of installation and the lack of maintenance required. Better yet, with our Light-Emitting Sensor (LES) technology and top-ranked matching algorithms, our systems are virtually resistant to spoofing techniques and have typical enrollment rates of 98%.”

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, Title IV, Section 4011, directs the TSA to issue guidance for use of biometric technology in airport access control systems, as well as establish a qualified products list of biometric technologies which meet standards set forth in the aforementioned guidance. The QPL is prepared for use by the U.S. Government to provide product information to airport operators in order to improve their access control systems by incorporating certified biometrics technologies.

The TSA Access Control testing was conducted by International Biometrics Group, an independent lab contracted by the TSA. "Certification through TSA's Qualified Product List Testing is an essential step for biometric physical access products," said Michael Thieme, IBG Director of Special Projects. "This type of independent testing against objective performance criteria simplifies decision making for government and commercial deployers." The TRU650 has also been evaluated by the National Safe Skies Alliance at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport. A second independent evaluation is tentatively scheduled for Boston International Logan airport in the first quarter of 2010.

“From return on investment to product specification, we look forward to sharing more information about the TRU650 with all those faced with the critical task of implementing a more secure enterprise access system into their environments,” added Steve Thies, Integrated Biometrics CEO. “To demonstrate the TRU650’s technology and advanced performance, we will be running a series of webinars in January. More information can be found at www.integratedbiometrics.com.”