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BSI2000s Homeland Security System Being Tested By State of Tennessee

Thursday 22 July 2004 16:22 CET | News

The state of Tennessee Drivers License Issuance Division of the Department of Safety will conduct validation field trials of the BSI2000s VERUS2000 Green Card authentication system. The state of Tennessee issues "driving certificates" to resident aliens who can present a Green Card demonstrating that they are legal residents of the United States. Many states have similar programs. VERUS2000 is designed to instantly confirm the authenticity of Green Cards as a way of deterring potential terrorists from obtaining state government-issued photo identification documents by presenting counterfeit Green Cards. BSI2000 developed the system to inexpensively and reliably detect counterfeit Green Cards being used as primary identification by employees at secure facilities. Government security sources say that fraudulent Green Cards represent a significant national security threat. Certain aspects of the VERUS2000 system are covered by approximately 20 patents that BSI2000 has filed to date on optical card systems. The Operations Division/Airport Security at Denver International Airport (DIA) is currently using the VERUS2000 Green Card authentication system in a continuing on-site field trial that authorities have described as "successful."

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