End-users, consultants and integrators are making international headlines at ASIS 2009.

FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validation for Firetide MIMO

Firetide is telling ASIS 2009 attendees that it plans to achieve Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification for its MIMO 802.11n HotPort 7000 product line. FIPS 140-2 is being adopted as the de facto cryptography standard by governments and industries worldwide, while in the United States, the federal government is required to purchase cryptographic products validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard.

"Most of Next Wave's U.S. government customers require FIPS 140-2 certification for their wireless infrastructure.Therefore, Firetide's ability to attain this important milestone will make its MIMO mesh network products even more attractive to the vast federal sector market," said Doug McDaniel, chief operating officer of Next Wave Systems, LLC , an engineering and technology company specializing in security and expeditionary warfare-related systems. "Firetide has already proven to be an industry leader with its mesh network products' high throughput, low latency, scalability, reliability and ease of design and installation.We are very excited about this functionality and look forward to increased sales as a result of Firetide's mesh lineup obtaining FIPS 140-2 certification."

Firetide is working with a federally accredited FIPS laboratory to perform FIPS 140-2 validation testing on the Firetide HotPort 7000 wireless infrastructure mesh products. Meeting the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 testing criteria ensures that cryptographic algorithm implementations comply with relevant government security standards, and that the HotPort 7000 mesh network is secure against electronic attacks or access to critical security parameters.

"Achieving FIPS 140-2 is an important step for Firetide as it expands the target market for Firetide infrastructure mesh to include military and federal government customers," said Bo Larsson, chief executive officer of Firetide. "Firetide has already proven itself as a de facto standard for municipal wireless security and surveillance, including large-scale deployments in Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas and Rochester, among others, and we are confident that this certification will promote further adoption of Firetide by solution providers focused on the federal market."

FIPS 140-2 certification testing for Firetide HotPort 7000 mesh nodes will be completed in Q4 of 2009. FIPS 140-2 compliant HotPort 7000 modules will start shipping at the same time.

Firetide in Booth 447


Portable Biometric Enrollment Platform

Telos Identity Management Solutions now offers the SmartmaticPAR mobile enrollment platform, a mobile, all-in-one identity enrollment and capture solution optimized for government requirements. Available separately or bundled with other Telos ID offerings to meet specific customer requirements, PARmobilegreatly simplifies the process of enrolling participants and verifying identities by consolidating required hardware components in a single compact unit.

"PARmobileis the perfect complement to other Telos ID offerings," said Mark Griffin, president and general manager of Telos ID. "This rugged and compact all-in-one hardware solution includes everything our customers need to capture, validate and transmit identity and biometric information. It is a proven system that is reliable and flexible in a number of different implementations worldwide."

Keith Stringfellow, president of U.S. operations for Smartmatic, echoed Griffin's enthusiasm for the partnership. "We wanted a partner that could use the PARmobile's power and portability to deliver a lower cost per enrollment to maximum advantage. Telos ID has an excellent reputation for meeting the technology and service demands of the U.S. military and government markets. The company's in-house engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and support capability, as well as having contract vehicles and established customer relationships in place, made Telos ID a logical choice as a trusted distributor and reseller partner."

PARmobilecombines a lightweight and rugged platform with a configurable "biobay" that allows users to integrate the biometric capture devices that meet their requirements. This unique configuration capability ensures that PARmobilewill meet a very wide set of identity verification and enrollment needs while staying current with changes in biometric technology. PARmobileis also proven in the field on a national level - it has been widely used in identity verification and voter registration applications throughout the world and proven secure, accurate, and reliable.


Antiterrorism Assistance ATA Training Website, Job Opportunities

USIS, an Altegrity company, has launched a new Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Training Web site (www.usis.com/ata). USIS is the largest commercial provider of security investigation services to the federal government and a premier supplier of specialized training programs in the U.S. and overseas. The new website is USIS' primary location for specific ATA related news and information.

In partnership with Department of State ATA, USIS currently provides training and equipment to foreign law enforcement and security organizations based upon formal onsite needs assessments. USIS also assists in the procurement, shipping, tracking, issuing, and accountability of equipment procured under grant agreements with participating nations.

USIS employees discussed ATA opportunities at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits conference in Anaheim, Calif. The company will present its comprehensive security training and security solutions in booth 4045.

Additionally, Altegrity-USIS' parent corporation-recently named Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton as CEO of its new Altegrity Security and Consulting (ASC) business that is specializing in Criminal Justice Program Support (CJPS) work. ASC will provide highly trained and advanced skill law enforcement professionals to help nations create law enforcement institutions that become the foundation of self-operated and sustainable criminal justice systems. ASC is now expanding its recruiting efforts for experienced law enforcement and criminal justice system professionals. For more information about the program and job opportunities, visit www.usis.com/cjps.

USUS in Booth 4045