Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mobile Biometrics

From law enforcement, to military, public transportation, border control, and commercial shipping authorities, mobile biometrics are quickly becoming a lifesaver to these industries in order to speed up processing of people and goods.

In a fast paced society of higher productivity, international competition, and just-in-time manufacturing, it is becoming a necessity to implement systems that can deliver the demands of our global economy. Governments and industry are turning towards mobile biometrics to meet this need.

Governments are implementing mobile biometric solutions for passport processing, voter registration, and SIN and SS cards to help reduce ID misrepresentation and lower the risk of human error.

Law enforcement are supporters of mobile biometrics, as it speeds up the identification of individuals in-the field, saving time, resources and quickly identifying threats.

Employee time-keeping, access control and security systems, are mobile biometric applications being used by commercial businesses to improve productivity, and reduce loss & waste.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pradonet Extends Battery Life and add Internal GPS to the ST4EX Mobile Identification Handheld

Pradonet Technologies USA , a leader in providing mobile id verification solutions , today announced the release of two new extended life batteries and internal GPS for the popular ST4EX mobile biometric identification handheld terminal. The ST4EX Mobile ID Handheld Terminal now has two options of battery power, one being a upgrade to two 1550mAH batteries and two being one single 3100mAH battery. In addition the unit will now include a internal GPS module.
Both new rechargeable battery options allow the ST4EX handheld biometric terminal to operate continuously for up to 12 hours. In addition, the extended batteries are as before hot swappable in the field without losing any valuable data. The internal GPS added to the ST4EX allows users to pinpoint locations of all transactions taking place on the handheld.
“We have managed to add more field usage to the already popular small and lightweight St4EX handheld platform. The additional battery life allows for more modules to be added without subtracting power usage, such as a digital camera or barcode scanner. The addition of the GPS module allows the data being captured to be pinpointed to a precise location ” says Chief Executive Officer Chuck Weiglin
About Pradonet

Pradonet develops, manufactures and markets numerous Mobile and Handheld ID software, hardware, biometric devices. Our portable Mobile ID Hardware allows for Government Agencies, Systems Integrators and Access Control Companies to easily connect to existing ID systems for accurate ID verification and authentication. For more information visit

Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer, a revolutionary retransfer printer that offers a host of options for smart card encoding and networking making it ideal for such applications as high security ID cards, driver’s licenses, gift cards and financial cards. The Zebra ZXP Series 8 produces photo-quality cards at nearly twice the speed of other retransfer printers currently on the market Unlike its counterparts, the ZXP Series 8 printer delivers photo quality, over-the-edge, high speed printing on many different types of cards, including those with uneven surfaces such as smart cards, polycarbonate cards for security applications, and biopolymer cards. The printer is available in single- and dual-sided printing configurations with a full portfolio of magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided lamination, and connectivity options.

Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 id card printer achieves the fastest print speed while maintaining top image quality, making it the best-in-class retransfer printer available on the market.
Zebra achieves print speeds that far exceed any retransfer printer, and that are comparable to many of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the market today.Zebra’s image-processing technology compensates for image errors normally caused by high printing speeds—enabling photo-quality images and print resolution even at increased print speeds.Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided  image transfer process applies film to both sides of the card in a single pass, drastically reducing the print time. The result is photo-like image quality and best-in-class throughput for mainstream printing, encoding and laminating—so you enjoy increased operational efficiency.Advantages of Zebra’s innovative retransfer card printer

Monday, November 23, 2009

IT turkeys: 7 government projects worthy of a roast

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cartes Paris seems very busy,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Heading to Paris fro the Cartes Tradeshow, any restaurant recomendations
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anybody Heading to Cartes Paris Security Trade Show and Conference Next Week?
Patents Being Approved for RFID Readers On Your NEXT GEN iPhones

Friday, November 6, 2009

Biometrics and ID News: Pakistan ahead of USA, India in biometrics, says NADRA:
The New York Times: Their Fort Hood Shootings list
#FF @SecInfoWatch @GovExec @SourceSecurity

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Full Moon over Orange County tonight is awesome

Cartes Paris

Each year, CARTES & IDentification brings together in Paris, the widest international array of products, equipment and services and the greatest number of French and international professionals.

The sectors of activity represented:

* Authentication
* Application software & middlewares (servers)
* Biometrics
* Card personalization and security
* Cards, smart cards, contactless
* Data processing equipment
* Digital ID
* Digital security solutions
* Embedded software middleware
* Engineering & systems
* Identification
* ID management
* Logical access control

* Card production, machinery
* Machine to machine
* Maintenance
* Memory and smartcard ICs, passive components, materials & micropackaging
* Mobile security
* Physical security devices
* Services, card management, loyalty
* Security solutions for readers & terminals
* Single sign on
* Tags RF & smart labels
* Tests & measurements, test tools
* Trusted third parties
* Associations, press
L-1 unveils new biometric devices
22 September 2009

L-1 Identity Solutions has released a series of indoor, weatherised and extreme access control devices for the commercial and government markets. An order has already been placed for the 4G PIV-TWIC Station Extreme, designed to meet the specialised needs of ports, military bases and airports.
“Our access control solutions can now perform in any operating condition and in any government and commercial installation,” says Robert V LaPenta, chairman, president and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions. “I am particularly pleased with our new PIV-TWIC reader, a solution that is a direct response to the need for a more robust device for securing access to our nation’s ports. Early feedback on the unit from the field indicates that it is significantly stronger than other readers under pilot at the ports today and we believe much of the functionality we offer in the unit today will set a new standard for the industry in the future.”
According to the company, the 4G PIV-TWIC Station Extreme is ruggedised and can withstand sub zero climates of -13 degrees Fahrenheit and desert temperatures of 158 degrees. It is IP 65 certified and capable of operating in severe downpours, ice and snow. L-1 claims the unit identifies users regardless of finger conditions that may be wet, greasy, severely dry or cut or damaged. It also includes added security features such as fake fingerprint detection and anti-spoofing capabilities.
Other key features of the PIV-TWIC Station include:
· Single units read multiple credential types, performing biometric verification for PIV, TWIC and CAC-EP cards, visitor and transition cards (MIFARE, DESFire);
· Features large 3.5 inch colour LCD display screen and can display 2D colour images contained on cards;
· Leverages the latest communication standards with support for Ethernet, PoE and wireless LAN (WiFi);
· Offers flexible deployment options with single, two- or three- factor authentication;
· Accommodates MARSEC and threat level security requirements with the ability to operate in several different modes;
· Provides extensive storage capabilities at the device level for locally stored hotlists, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL), event logs, biometric templates and more.
The Extreme and indoor versions of the 4G PIV-TWIC Station meet Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) ICE certification requirements as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration Authority (TSA).
Other new products available for the commercial market include the 4G V-Station Extreme for harsh operating environments and two weather resistant readers for moderate outdoor conditions, the 4G V-Flex WR and 4G V-Station WR.
anybody heading to Paris for the Cartes Tradeshow?

Friday, October 30, 2009

#FollowFriday @GovExec @securitylawEvent @ESPN_Pac10 @SourceSecurity @SecInfoWatch @idcardsupply @ocgolf

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just added the corporate web site