Voluntary program provides expedited airport security clearance at U.S.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 3 // -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) today announced successful deployment of its biometric technology
to be used by the Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC) for the
Registered Traveler Program. The Registered Traveler Program provides
expedited security screening processes and an extra layer of security for
passengers who volunteer biometric and biographic information and who
successfully complete a security assessment.
Motorola's technology is based on open and scaleable Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) that will perform multi-modal biometric matching to ensure
participants have their information securely stored and quickly retrieved when
they pass through airport security checkpoints. Participating travelers will
benefit from quick passage through identity checks while upholding security
"Motorola's biometric solution offered the pricing and system design that
best suited the requirements of the Registered Traveler Program. Motorola's
technology in matching accuracy and speed, as well as system longevity and
interoperability made them the preferred choice for the TSC," stated Carter
Morris, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) senior vice
president for Transportation Security Policy.
Motorola delivered its latest identity management matching server built on
commercial off the shelf products with open system architecture which allows
TSC to expand and upgrade the system as needed. Furthermore, this off the
shelf strategy provides TSC with flexibility to drive system functionality as
future demand requires. Motorola's identity management solutions are
optimized to function with all standards compliant formats, ensuring system
interoperability on a national level.
"Motorola successfully deployed the initial system in only three weeks.
The system is designed to be easily expanded to meet future demands as the
Registered Traveler program expands in popularity," stated Darrin Reilly,
general manager, Motorola Biometrics Business Unit. "We are committed to
teaming with our customers to develop flexible solutions that meet their
current and future demands and to deploy solutions in the time frames they
Motorola is a leading provider of mission critical communication
technologies, including identity management biometric solutions and Automated
Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to help government and enterprise
agencies accurately identify individuals. Motorola is one of the world's
leading biometric companies, with trusted biometric solutions deployed in
nearly 40 countries.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless
Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay
connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment
that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have"
products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full
complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence
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About the TSC
In 2001, AAAE created the Transportation Security Clearinghouse, a wholly-
owned non-for-profit subsidiary, which has become the nation's largest
civilian clearinghouse, processing both biometric and name-based background
vetting requests. The Transportation Security Clearinghouse created a new
model in providing one central location where the mandated task of checking
the backgrounds of over two million airport, airline, general aviation and TSA
employees can begin and end. The TSC has established a quick and secure
method to collect employee fingerprints, biographical data, and user payments
and offer customer service for over 500 airports and multiple airlines across
the country for further processing by the FBI and multiple DHS vetting
databases. AAAE, founded in 1928, is made up of over 5,000 members who are
responsible for managing and operating the nation's airports.
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