A U.S. Senate sub-committee offered positive feedback regarding a high-speed access control and accountability system developed by Security Identification Systems Corporation
The system, which delivers a high level of security protection to almost every major cruise line, received high marks today during a Senate sub-committee field hearing on seaport and cruise ship passenger
After listening to the expert testimony of SISCO's CEO Anthony Zagami
, Senator John Breaux
, who chaired the hearing, said, "The system we saw this afternoon is really excellent."
The Senator's remark was a reference to SISCO's A-PASS (Automated Personnel Assisted Security Screening), which is the latest, most sophisticated electronic access control system ever designed exclusively for the cruise industry. A-PASS provides high-speed, interactive photo identification, access control screening and identification of cruise
line passengers, guests and employees as they enter and exit a ship.
"The A-PASS system promotes speed of passenger loading while giving the passengers a heightened sense of safety and security," said Zagami. "It is so successful that it is being used by every major passenger carrier
, Princess, Royal Caribbean
and Celebrity Cruise Lines."
The Senate Committee
also heard expert testimony from the Interim Director of Port Everglades; the Director of the Port of Miami; the Executive VP of the International Council of Cruise Lines; the U.S. Coast Guard
; U.S. Customs Service and the INS; as well as Princess, Royal Caribbean and Holland America cruise lines.