FIPSlink TWIC® Card Enrollment and TWIC® Device Management Software Platform

  • Supports Alternate Credential Model
    • Use your TWIC OR existing PACS cards such as Prox, iClass and MiFare at points of identification
  • Automatic Canceled Card List (CCL) updating on a defined schedule
  • Add new physical access control system cardholder or link to existing during enrollment
  • Indicates the two fingerprints stored on the TWIC card during enrollment

Description

FIPSlink by Identity One is a complete solution for FIPS 201 TWIC Final Rule compliance, leveraging your existing physical access control system (PACS) investments with a software platform for TWIC card enrollment, validation and TWIC device management.

FIPSlink leverages your existing PACS software for cardholder and device registration. Enroll and validate your TWIC cardholders via the easy-to-use FIPSlink software and then manage their records and access assignments via the PACS software you already know and trust.

FIPSlink uses IDEMIA (formerly Morpho) Sigma fingerprint readers ensuring world class performance. IDEMIA fingerprint biometric technology is ranked #1 by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The IDEMIA Sigma range includes support for Wiegand, OSDP, Prox Card, iClass Card, Mifare Classic Card and MiFare DesFire Card.

FIPSlink software eliminates the complexity of managing the public-key infrastructure (PKI) requirements needed for TWIC compliance. FIPSlink automatically manages trusted certificate path discovery and validation using industry standards (certificate revocation lists, OCSP) to ensure that your cardholder’s credentials are validated both during initial enrollment and ongoing for day-to-day use. FIPSlink automatically downloads and maintains the TWIC canceled card list (CCL) to ensure that canceled credentials are automatically disabled, preventing access to secure locations.

Compared to a HID pivCLASS based solution, Identity One FIPSlink is a more cost-effective and operationally efficient solution for TWIC® FIPS 201 compliance.

Features

Benefits

  • FIPS 201 compliance for the TWIC final rule
  • Leverage your existing access control infrastructure investments including. PACS Cards – no rip and replace required!
  • Economical alternative to HID pivCLASS where TWIC compliance is required
  • Quarterly updates to ensure compliance with the latest TWIC rules*
  • Quick and easy installation, setup, and use
  • FIPSlink engineers perform system commissioning and configuration**

Features

  • Supports Alternate Credential Model
  • Automatic Canceled Card List (CCL) updating on a defined schedule
  • Add new physical access control system cardholder or link to existing during enrollment
  • Fixed and Mobile hardware options
  • Indicates the two fingerprints stored on the TWIC card during enrollment
  • Optional enrollment without a PIN code
  • Daily PKI and hardware device integrity checks
  • Option to disable cardholder’s record or disable TWIC credential of cardholder

Supported PACS

  • AMAG Symmetry Professional (XML license required)
  • AMAG Symmetry Homeland Security Professional (XML license required)
  • Genetec Security Center (SDK license required)
  • Honeywell Pro-Watch
  • Lenel OnGuard (OAAP license required)
  • Panasonic MonitorCast
  • RS2 AccessIT

Supported Fixed and Mobile Hardware

MorphoWave Compact (No contact biometric technology for COVID-19 and Flu safety)

The MorphoWave Compact offers frictionless biometric access control to your TWIC secu

 

    • MorphoWave Compact Biometric Access Control Scanner

 

red areas. The MorphoWave Compact is a convenient and secure option for your facility to become TWIC compliant when used with FIPSlink.

  • Mitigates hygiene concerns (COVID-19, Seasonal flu, coughs and colds)
  • Can be deployed at any location (indoor or outdoor)
  • Built-in support for Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards and TWIC
  • Captures and matches 4 fingerprints with a single hand movement for superior accuracy (3D scanning provides high quality images and more data); ideal for high security applications
  • Acquisition is dynamic, high-speed and 100% touchless
  • Touchless technology:
    • easily copes with dry and wet fingers
    • no latent prints left on scanner
  • Scans all fingers on either hand in any direction
  • Robust against external light and dust

VisionPass (No contact biometric technology for COVID-19 and Flu safety)

VisionPass offers a fully handsfree TWIC compliant facial reader option enabling a high level of security and real userVisionPass IDEMIA No Contact Biometric Facial Reader convenience.

  • Mitigates hygiene concerns (COVID-19, Seasonal flu, coughs and colds)
  • VisionPass can be deployed at any location: indoor (wall or gate-mounted) or outdoor (IP65 rated).
  • Efficiency in all light conditions: from complete obscurity to strong sunlight
  • Built-in support for Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards and TWIC
  • Accurate and fast – up to 30 people per minute, up to 40,000 users
  • Resistance to spoofing attempts and copes with face changes (helmet, headset, change of haircut, glasses, etc.)

Handheld Mobile

FIPSlink Mobile offers TWIC (FIPS 201) validation via ruggedized Android mobile readers. FIPSlink mobile is available with either the Coppernic C-One e-ID or the CredenceTWO-R. FIPSlink mobile is a standalone TWIC validation application with PACS integration capability for use as an access point. Coppernic C-One e-ID Mobile Handheld Biometric Device

  • FIP 201 Compliance for TWIC Final Rule
  • Economical alternative to competitors
  • Quarterly updates to ensure compliance with the latest TWIC rules
  • Quick and easy setup and use
  • Cellular capabilities
  • Automated Cancelled Card List (CCL) updates every 24 hours or configured to site specifications
  • Checks CCL/CRL on every run; downloads only if older than 24 hours
  • Indicates which two fingerprints stored on TWIC card during enrollment and specifies which ones are needed for biometric verification
  • Option to skip CLL/CRL
  • In case of bad fingerprint read, there are options to adjust the fingerprint matcher threshold or choose between required/optional/disabled
  • PIN Verification Requirement
  • Choose between required/optional/disabled
    Option to ignore CHUID certificate validation failures
  • Use in case of faulty cards with valid expiration date
  • Pulling Logs: Same format USCG requires

Sigma Extreme, WR and Lite+

FIPSlink integrates and manages IDEMIA traditional contact biometric readers and next generation contactless MorphoWave and VisionPass biometric readers. With FIPSlink you have the choice of using your TWIC card or current commercial card at TWIC access point with these readers.

Sigma Extreme
The rugged and powerful SIGMA Extreme is great for outdoor use. It is specifically designed to operate in difficult environments (dust, salt mist, tough manual workplaces, etc.) and in harsh weather conditions. Whether indoors or Morpho SIGMA Extreme Outdoor Biometric Fingerprint Reader outdoors, any one of the SIGMA readers are the perfect solution for the FIPS 201 ruling and are compatible with each other to secure any kind of use case scenario with the world’s most accurate fingerprint technology.

Sigma WR and Sigma Lite+
The SIGMA Series implements no fewer than 20 patents to master biometric identification and deliver a host of additional features, together with a refined and enjoyable user experience. IP65 rated design is compatible with Morpho and Bioscrypt existing installations.

The SIGMA WR features a 5” WVGA color touchscreen highlighting a sophisticated Graphic User Interface and fast 1:100,000 identification.

The SIGMA Lite+ terminals are specifically designed to equip narrow mounting surfaces and features enhanced interactivity on a 2.8” QVGA color touchscreen.

Specifications

Supported PACS

  • AMAG Symmetry Professional (XML license required)
  • AMAG Symmetry Homeland Security Professional (XML license required)
  • Genetec Security Center (SDK license required)
  • Honeywell Pro-Watch
  • Lenel OnGuard (OAAP license required)
  • Panasonic MonitorCast
  • RS2 AccessIT

Solution Specifications

  • Supports up to 100,000 enrolled TWIC cards
  • Supports up to 500 fixed TWIC readers
  • Supports up to 50 enrollment stations
  • Supported fingerprint readers include:
    » IDEMIA MSO 1300
    » IDEMIA MSO 300 (Recommended)
  • Supported PIN numeric keypads include:
    » Genovation 910 USB numeric keypad
  • Supported Contact/Contactless Smart Card readers include:
    » IDENTIV uTrust 4701 F
  • Supported fixed readers include:
    » IDEMIA Sigma Extreme
    » IDEMIA Sigma WR
    » IDEMIA Sigma Lite+

FIPSlink Server Requirements

  • Supported operating systems include:
    » Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows
  • Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
  • Supported database platforms include:
    » SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft .NET 4.7 Framework
  • Recommended minimum hardware:
    » 4 x CORES @ 2Ghz (or greater)
    » 16 GB RAM, 80 GB of available hard disk space
    » Ethernet adapter
  • Internet access required for certificate validation and CCL downloading.

FIPSlink Client Requirements

  • Supported operating systems include:
    » Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Microsoft .NET 4.7 Framework
  • Recommended minimum hardware:
    » 2x CORES @ 2Ghz (or greater)
    » 4 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space
    » 3 available USB 2.0 compatible USB ports
    » Ethernet of WIFI network adapter
    » Compatible fingerprint reader
    » Compatible PIN numeric keypad
    » Compatible Contact/Contactless Smartcard reader

Manufacturer

FIPSlink is one of multiple products created by Identity One. Identity One specializes in biometric middleware and off-the-shelf biometric software products. Identity One is the market leader in biometric middleware for: cloud-based solutions, health club check-in, access control, time and attendance, TWIC compliance and prison biometric identity management solutions. Identity One is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, For more information on Identity One visit www.identityone.net. FIPSlink is proudly designed & developed in Atlanta, Georgia USA by Identity One LLC.

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