Atsec Fixed Reader Passes TWIC Trials

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Atsec announced the successful test of Schneider Electric’s PC3-TBR reader against the specifications set forth by the TWIC Reader Evaluation Program.

Before vendors can sell their products to be used in the TWIC program, they have to undergo independent testing. As an accredited laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), atsec is qualified to test TWIC readers for conformance with the program requirements.

According to Schneider Electric’s executive VP Smart Infrastructure Division Ignacio Gonzalez, "As one of the first vendors to undergo testing for a TWIC reader, Schneider Electric is a pioneer of the new program. atsec has been an excellent partner in the process and their test engineers are highly competent. The successful completion of the test demonstrates Schneider Electric’s industry leadership in the terminal automation sector."

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) created the program to qualify card reader conformance to the TWIC Reader Hardware and Card Application Specification. Readers determined to be conformant to TSA TWIC Reader requirements will be placed on a Qualified Technology List (QTL) maintained and made available to the public by the TSA

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