Port of Tacoma Selects AMAG's Homeland Security Management System

AMAG Technology has been awarded the Port of Tacoma TWIC access control project. AMAG will be providing a fully integrated, concentric layered security solution across several port facilities. The Port of Tacoma will be installing AMAG's Security Management System, which will be integrated with Codebench's software suite to provide a government compliant security solution that meets the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) requirement. All Port employees, terminal operators, longshore workers, merchant mariners, truckers and others who require regular, unescorted access to restricted Port areas and vessels are required to carry a TWIC.

“The AMAG management systems and Codebench integration will provide the Port of Tacoma with a tightly integrated security management system that will meet the Port's operational needs, including TWIC authentication with DesFire processing at both portable and fixed MorphoTrak readers. The solution will also support the validation of FRAC and US Government issued HSPD-12 credentials for further interoperability. The solution will monitor incoming traffic, employees, visitors, contractors and drivers,” said AMAG Technology, Manager of Business Development, Bernice Noriz. "It meets and exceeds all TWIC requirements for authentication and helps the Port meet ever-changing government demands.”

“We are proud to once again provide a comprehensive, HSPD-12 and TWIC compliant solution to another major U.S. port with our good partners at AMAG Technology and MorphoTrak,” said Geri B. Castaldo, CEO of Codebench. Global Government Services provide consulting and design services to the Port of Tacoma. GGS is the Port's Security Consultant for the design and execution of the access control and video management solutions.

The Port of Tacoma, located on Commencement Bay in Washington State, serves as a leading North American seaport. In 2010 the Port handled approximately $28 billion in trade and 1.5 million TEU's (20-foot equivalent units). It has more than 2,400 acres and serves as a major gateway to Alaska and Asia.

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