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Bioscrypt and Labcal partner to enhance security at Canadian airports

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has selected Labcal’s Be.U Mobile to authenticate employees’ Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC).



January 29, 2007
By Jennifer Brown


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Bioscrypt Inc. has announced that CATSA has selected a handheld rugged
biometric reader from Labcal Technologies Inc. that incorporates
Bioscrypt technology to authenticate employees in 29 Canadian airports.

Bioscrypt and Labcal collaborated  to integrate Bioscrypt’s fingerprint matching algorithm in Labcal’s reader, the Be.U Mobile.

CATSA’s RAIC program is similar to the U.S.-based Transportation Worker
Identification Credential (TWIC) program implemented by the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security program. The Canada-wide deployment of
the solution provided by Bioscrypt and Labcal allows airport
authorities to immediately adjust the level of security at any access
point or in large areas such as the tarmac. The solution can be
deployed in any airport looking to enhance the safety of passengers and
diminish the threat of terrorist attacks.

 “The integration of Bioscrypt technology in our handheld device allows
us to meet CATSA requirements and offer our other customers a robust,
flexible and reliable product.” says Pierre Root, President and CEO of
Labcal. “This collaboration allows us to continue positioning our Be.U
Mobile as the best mobile biometric authentication platform on the
market”.

“Continuing our involvement with the RAIC program, we were pleased to
have this additional opportunity to extend our ability and further
improve security at Canadian airports,” said Robert L. Williams,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Bioscrypt. “We are proud to
partner with Labcal on this project and we look forward to future
collaborations on upcoming authentication and identification projects.”