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ODIN technologies was chosen as a lead RFID deployment partner for the Department of Homeland Security's $62m Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative contract that was awarded to Unisys earlier this year. The Customs and Border Protection contract features radio frequency identification combined with license plate recognition technology. The program leverages RFID-enabled identification cards for faster border crossing identity verification.
"WHTI [Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative] represents one of the highest and best uses of RFID that I can imagine-making our country safer, our borders more secure, and providing border protection agents with tools to make their job more efficient," says Patrick J. Sweeney II from ODIN technologies. "Once again we are pleased to team up with our longstanding partner, Unisys, to bring a highly scalable, repeatable and physics-based approach to an RFID roll-out."
WHTI specifies that RFID will be deployed at more than 300 border crossing lanes which inspect and process travelers into the United States from Canada and Mexico. Thousands of cars cross these borders every day. RFID promises not only a greater level of security, but also a much more efficient process-saving time for travelers and reducing cost for the Customs and Border Protection operations.
"ODIN technologies has deep experience in large-scale, passive RFID roll-outs," says G. Michael Rodgers, Unisys program manager. "ODIN's methods and software leverage physics and best practices to achieve accuracy and scalability through automation. We have worked on this together in the past and know that ODIN provides the kind of accuracy and scalability we require in an RFID partner."
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