E-Seek Model 500 supports MorphoTrust USA in E-CAT airport solution
E-Seek, Inc is pleased to announce its role as a supplier in the recently announced contract awarded by the TSA to MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to provide Enhanced Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) at selected U.S. Airports. The contract will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at airport checkpoints as opposed to the current visual inspection.
As the 1D Card Reader component within the E-CAT solution, the E-Seek Model 500 will rapidly read multiple security features imbedded in a passenger’s identification card and pass on the data to MorphoTrust® Document Authentication software for analysis to ensure the card has not been altered or is counterfeit. The product’s unique design features a single slot input that is independent of orientation – upside down, backwards, or forwards – so that the Model 500 will analyze and read the card regardless of how it is submitted.
After the card is inserted, the Model 500 sends a 600/1200 DPI image of both sides of the card; UV images of the front and back of the card; an IR image of the front and back; and ASCII decoded data of the barcode and magnetic stripe.
MorphoTrust has provided identity solutions and services to the TSA for more than eight years. It is the prime contractor for TSA’s Universal Enrollment Services (UES) and TSA Pre✓™. UES has successfully consolidated the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program into a single service with convenient enrollment locations nationwide.
Based in Costa Mesa, CA, E-Seek is a leading developer and marketer of unique two dimensional (2D) and 1D barcode readers and the Model 500 authenticator specifically for government issued licenses and ID cards. In addition to being a fast and accurate read of data contained in the card, the compact size and reliability make E-Seek’s products the choice for many law enforcement, financial institutions, retailers and government agencies.
About MorphoTrust USA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is “The Identity Company,” providing market-leading solutions and services to state and federal agencies as well as businesses that simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company’s offerings help ensure individuals are who they claim to be through the use of document authentication, data verification and biometric identification (face, fingerprints, iris and skin). Forty-two of 50 states use MorphoTrust solutions to produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the documents citizens rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. Other programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 3 million customers annually.
Border Security Awards 2013
E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”. With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals. In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr. Lebaschi introduces the E-Seek Model M-500 desktop reader, a breakthrough product that the company has been working on for five years that can not only read the barcode on a drivers’ license, but can also authenticate the ID card itself. Lebaschi provides a detailed demonstration of how the M-500 scans each card in three different types of light, enabling it to read the hidden features, colors and patterns that are imbedded in the cards and deliver results in 3 seconds. He also discusses the Model M-500’s 3rd party software that has a library of 2500 different card templates that can be identified and verified by the Model-500.
Platinum winner’s award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program
E-Seek’s Model 500 wins platinum award for “Best Identity Document Verification Solution”
Government Security News magazine has announced that E-Seek, Inc, the Costa Mesa, CA developer of card readers for verifying drivers’ licenses and other state documents, has received the Platinum Award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its Model M500 ID Card Authenticator in the awards category of “Best Identity Document Verification Solution”.
With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, the M500 is a breakthrough product that E-Seek has been working on for five years that can not only read the barcode on a driver’s license, but can also authenticate the ID card itself. The product’s unique design features a single slot input that is independent of orientation – upside down, backwards or forwards – the Model M500 will analyze and read the card regardless of how it is submitted. Four seconds after the card is inserted, the Model M500 will send a file to the host containing: a 600/1200 DPI image of both sides of the card; UV images of the front and back of the card; IT image front and back; ASCII decoded data; barcode and magnetic stripe.
According to Ali Lebaschi, Chief Technical Officer of E-Seek, after a card is scanned by the Model M500, the host will compare the security features captured by the Model M500 to a library of security features to determine the authenticity of the submitted card. In addition, the decoded data can be submitted to remove services such as LexisNexis or No-Fly lists to further qualify the person submitting the card. With the addition of a web camera and facial recognition software, the picture can be tested against the person. The capability of imaging the card at 1200 DPI was previously unavailable in a device priced under $2,000 and is thus unique to the Model M500.
Lebaschi also pointed out that the Model M500 can easily detect fake IDs with holograms and UV images and can be used for simple data collection applications to advanced ID authentication including facial recognition with the addition of authentication software, which Lebaschi indicated is available from Advanced ID Detection of Medway, MA. Lebaschi added that kiosk applications to be used by the general public can be easily developed.
Based in Costa Mesa, CA, E-Seek is a leading developer and marketer of unique two dimensional (2D) and 1D barcode readers specifically for government issued drivers licenses and ID cards. The patented technology employed in all E-Seek products dramatically lowers the cost of reading 2D barcodes without sacrificing performance. In addition to being a fast and accurate read of data contained in the barcode, the low cost of the units combined with their compact size and reliability make E-Seek’s products the choice for many law enforcement, financial institutions retailers and government agencies.