Intellicheck Mobilisa, a Woodbury-based maker of electronic identification card systems, has been authorized to operate on all Air Force bases in the United States, the company announced.
Its Defense ID system is already in use at Army, Navy and Marine Corps bases nationwide, but its use on Air Force facilities had been limited to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and the Air Force Academy in Colorado. There are about 100 Air Force bases in the United States. Now the access-control system is authorized for use at every base and facility of the four military branches, the company said Tuesday.
Intellicheck Mobilisa's system screens people before they arrive at a base, runs a "bad guy" check against most-wanted lists, and identifies an individual as authorized to enter a base.
The Air Force decision is "a testament to the value and importance of our security system," chief executive Nelson Ludlow said in a statement.
"It is especially rewarding to note that this is the fourth ATO [authorization to operate] we have received in nine months, following accreditations by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps," Ludlow said.
The Defense ID system is intended as an "anti-terrorism, force-protection, and access-control" measure, the company said. The company produces and sells wireless technology and identity systems, including mobile and handheld wireless devices for the government, military and commercial markets.
The Defense ID system is protecting more than 70 military and federal locations. The company's other products include ID-Check, patented technology that instantly reads, analyzes and verifies encoded data in magnetic stripes and bar codes on ID cards.