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Baltimore Airport Chooses Bioscrypt to Secure Key Sites

City picks fingerprint reader and smart card technology.

by / August 21, 2003
BALTIMORE -- Martin State Airport in Baltimore, Md., has installed Bioscrypt V-Smart fingerprint readers to control personnel access at the facility. The V-Smart fingerprint reader with integrated contactless smart card technology was selected for ease-of-use, varied interface protocols and the ability to store fingerprint templates on a smart card

"We wanted a biometric to ensure only the proper people are permitted to access the facility," said Jake R. West Jr., airport manager for Martin State Airport.

Martin State Airport, a general aviation facility, serves private and business aircraft. Airport management made the decision to implement biometrics to increase overall security at high-value locations, including the network room and the air traffic control tower.

"The RTCA DO-230A, Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems, recommends either fingerprint, iris scan or hand geometry in airport deployments. We did the research and Bioscrypt fit well into our specifications," West said.

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