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E-Seek Model 500 supports MorphoTrust USA in $85-million E-CAT credential solution for U.S. Airports

E-Seek, Inc is pleased to announce its role as a supplier in the recently announced seven year contract awarded by the TSA to MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to provide Enhanced Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) at U.S. Airports. The $85-million dollar contract ceiling covers seven years and will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at airport checkpoints as opposed to the current visual inspection.

MorphoTrust E-CAT Credential Authentication for Passenger Screening at All Major U.S. Airports (Phot ...

MorphoTrust E-CAT Credential Authentication for Passenger Screening at All Major U.S. Airports (Photo: Business Wire)

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 the Morphotrust 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; IR image 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 Check. 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.

About E-Seek

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.

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