Alutel Mobility establishes alliance with Imageware

Alutel Mobility establishes alliance with Imageware

Imageware, a provider of biometric identification and authentication, and Alutel Mobility, a company specializing in mobile access control technologies, mustering, visitor management, document control and corporate cafeteria management, as well as software development services, announced an agreement to embed Imageware’s market leading biometric capabilities into Alutel’s AMS Suite 6.0 solutions.

“Imageware and Alutel have worked very closely together to design a system that will be secure in any environment: with network connection or even offline, leveraging biometrics and AI at the edge [i.e. computing and storing data closer to the data sources],” said AJ Naddell, Imageware SVP of Product Management & Sales. “Alutel’s market leading mobile access control solution paired with top NIST-rated biometric algorithms delivered through Imageware’s patented Biometric Engine will help increase security for customers across multiple locations, including airports, ports, office buildings, mines, refineries, production plants, public transportation, and several others. We are already working together on a number of domestic opportunites in the United States.”

“Customer requirements, environments, and situations all change, and our technology must adapt to these changes,” said Michel Grudzien, CEO of Alutel Mobility. “Authentication via facial recognition will increase security when verifying and facilitating access in open environments where fixed systems (such as turnstiles or gates) cannot be implemented. This functionality also allows access without physical items that people must have, such as cards or even telephones, that in an emergency can become an obstacle to validation,” said Grudzien.

This combined solution verifies users’ identities by leveraging on-device biometric matching. The biometrics on the device are continuously synced with a Cloud-based database. This separation between on-device and Cloud-based matching is what enables the critical offline biometric matching capability.

With Imageware’s patented Biometric Engine, the photo of an employee or visitor registered in AMS Suite 6.0 will be compared with a live image of the person entering or leaving a facility, granting or denying access according to the permissions previously assigned through the Alutel Mobile application. Likewise, organizations will be able to use this mobile and contactless authentication to mark checkpoints on evacuation routes with the Mustering module.

Alutel offers the combined applications with their RAGTAB tablet (ruggedized tablet), and will work on both iOS or Android operating systems.


Imageware and Four Points Technology win $2.7 million VA contract

Imageware and Four Points Technology win $2.7 million VA contract

ImageWare, a leader in biometric identification and authentication, and Four Points Technology, a partner/reseller, was awarded a three-year, $2.7 million contract by The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) under Four Points Technology’s NASA SEWP V contract for support of its Personal Identification Verification card program.

The contract is for software and support services that are required to deliver biometrically-enabled credentials to the PIV smart cards. It covers a total of one base year with two, one-year option periods to provide biometric leasing support and enhanced security for contractors, employees, and agency facilities.

“We are pleased to play a vital role in the largest implementation of biometric smart cards, with over 1,089,000 installations, inside the federal government,” said Company CEO Kristin Taylor. “Imageware’s track record of consistently winning awards with the VA in this decade-plus relationship showcases our reliability and the effectiveness of our biometric identification systems. Large commercial enterprises and government agencies like the VA need an identity management solution that provides flexible capabilities to meet ever-changing business security requirements, and ImageWare provides just that in our open-architected and patented Biometric Engine. We appreciate the strong rapport we’ve received from the VA and look forward to continue providing dependable biometrics support and security solutions over the coming years.”

Jason Goldberg, VP, Sales at Four Points Technology added: “We are committed to working with the VA to meet their critical identity management and security mandates, of which the Imageware solution is an integral piece. This contract is a new instance but is an ongoing partnership between Four Points, Imageware and the VA for the past several years.”