Bioscrypt has released its PIV-Station, a biometric reader designed for use by U.S. Federal organizations. The PIV-Station meets the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements mandated by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). The PIV-Station has received GSA approval as a FIPS 201- complaint CHUID Reader (Contact) and CHUID Reader (Contactless). It is the first fixed physical access control reader to be certified in both categories. It is undergoing testing by GSA in the biometric reader category. The PIV-Station also includes a single fingerprint capture device from UPEK. Nearly 3 million federal employees, 6 million state employees and 500,000 contractors will be enrolled in the PIV program.
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