TWIC® (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) is required for all workers at marine facilities.
The card contains a chip which stores details of the user, their picture and their digital finger print. This chip is encrypted which can only be unlocked by entering a PIN number and then a subsequent scan of the fingerprint.
The card also contains a FASCN (Federal Agency Smart Credential Number) number which is it’s unique identifier and is used to match the TSA Canceled card list.
Class A facilities defined as those handling CDC (Certain Dangerous Cargo) will be required to verify the biometric identity of all TWIC carrying workers on entry to a marine facility and dock areas. In addition the status of the TWIC card also has to be verified in real time.
Fingerprints are notoriously unreliable as a biometric identifier. That is especially true for workers whose job entails manual labor.
Existing, USCG approved TWIC card readers are bulky, expensive and slow. It can take as many as 15 seconds to verify the individuals identity which at a vehicle gate, turnstile or other entrance causes delay and has a significant effect on operations. There is a further complication for vehicle gates which is how does a fixed reader handle passengers?
The Quintain™ Gate Security system solves the problem.
Using PalmSecure®, a Fujitsu product, the Quintain system leverages the speed and accuracy of palm vein scanning to produce a solution that not only meets Coast Guard requirements but exceeds them.
An individual’s vein pattern is unique to them and no one shares it, not even an identical twin.
A near infrared light (about the same strength as a TV remote) illuminates the individuals unique pattern of veins which are mapped and then turned into an encrypted binary number and stored in a data base.
Fast, (two (2) seconds) and highly accurate (FAR = 0.00001%) it is contactless,
Palm vein scanning is the only biometric that can’t be spoofed, faked, hacked or otherwise compromised.
USCG rules allow for any biometric to be used after a TWIC has been verified at the time of enrollment.
We capture the FASCN number and link it to the AES 256 bit encrypted palm vein pattern. If they also have an HID card we capture that as well for two part authentication. Stored in the data base is the badge ID, the FASCN and the palm template. No names, no pictures of hands or any other information about the user.
The Quintain Gate Security System allows two part authentication (no need to get rid of existing HID cards). It rotates to prevent vehicles with large wing mirrors hitting it.
The nested carbon fiber extenders allow the scanner to be pulled into a vehicle (up to 50" inches) so passengers can scan their cards and palm vein pattern
The design is modularized which allows devices to be mounted at different heights on the same pole to accommodate regular cars and SUV's as well as commercial vehicles.
Scanners can be placed on turnstiles, doors and gates.
The scanner on the left is an example of a plain palm scanner.
The scanner on the right is an example of two part authentication and has a hand guide attached.
The units are made of Nylon 12 material and are treated with a nano hydrophobic coating to weather proof them.
The Quintain Gate Security is unique. It combines the very best of biometrics with ePortPass™ software which allows many different configurations. We provide you with a wide variety of capability that you can adjust to meet your security requirements. Our job is to give you tools that allow you to enforce the rules and policies your organization has in place.