Datastrip is adding support for HID’s iCLASS 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology to its DSVerify2D handheld ID card reader, becoming an iCLASS-compatible hardware device that can be used to perform identity verification services in environments requiring a portable solution. The 3.5-pound Datastrip reader can decode iCLASS access cards, biometric templates that may be stored on the cards and two-dimensional bar codes affixed to the cards’ surface in one step, while simultaneously matching a live fingerprint or other biometric to the stored template for one-to-one identity verification. Decoding and biometric matching can be completed in four seconds or less per user, depending on the matching algorithm.