FIPSlink Handheld Validation,
Access Control and Mustering

Validate: CAC | PIV | TWIC

FIPSlink handheld validation and access control is a FIPS 201 FICAM compliant CAC, PIV and TWIC validation and access control solution with direct integration to physical access control systems (PACS).

Handhelds are configured with a high assurance validation policy using any of the following combinations:
• Contact or contactless read
• CAK or PIV authenticate (Challenge/Response)
• PIV PIN, PACS PIN or No PIN
• Fingerprint or Face* Biometric Verification (*Coming soon)
• Trusted Certificate Path and Revocation Status
• Required Certificate Attributes

Access: Offline, Online and Hybrid

Each handheld device optionally emulates 1 or more doors from the physical access control system (PACS). The handheld device operates offline with manual synchronization, online with real-time connectivity and door control or automatically switching between online and offline modes. When offline FIPSlink handhelds use a cached local dataset for access decisions. When online FIPSlink can send a request to PACS to open a door or boom gate in real-time the same as a standard physical reader.

FIPSlink automatically synchronizes Access Points, Access Schedules, Access Rights, Holidays, Credentials and People from PACS. Access logs are uploaded into PACS in real-time or stored locally and uploaded when connectivity is available.

Multiple Card Technology Support

In addition to CAC, PIV and TWIC FIPS 201 cards, FIPSlink also supports validation and access control with standard commercial cards for installations that are in the process of migrating to high assurance card technologies or installations that will continue to use standard card technology in combination with high assurance card technologies.

The following additional card technologies are supported:

  • HID iClass
  • HID SEOS
  • MiFare Classic
  • MiFare Desfire
  • Proximity

Multiple Card Technology Support

FIPSlink for Handheld Validation supports multiple hardware vendors.  For best results, specialized Android devices from Coppernic, CredenceID, IDEMIA and HID are recommended. FIPSlink requires Android 7.1 or newer and works with NFC, embedded IDEMIA & Integrated Biometrics fingerprint readers and embedded vendor specific contact card readers. Below are details on the specialized handhelds supported by FIPSlink. 

  • Website: https://www.coppernic.fr/en/access-er-e-id/
  • Manufacturer: Coppernic
  • Model: AccessER / AccessER eID
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: Yes
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP67
  • Drop / MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810G
  • Power/Charge: Dock and USB- C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: Dock (via included USB-C/Ethernet)
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: Yes
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://credenceid.com/credenceeco-identifier-biometric-reader/
  • Manufacturer: CredenceID
  • Model: CredenceEco
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: No
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP65
  • Drop / MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810H
  • Power/Charge: USB- C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: 3rd party USB-C to Ethernet adapter
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: No
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://credenceid.com/credence3-identifier-biometric-reader/
  • Manufacturer: CredenceID
  • Model: Credence-3
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: No
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP65
  • Drop / MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810H
  • Power/Charge: USB- C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: 3rd party USB-C to Ethernet adapter
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: No
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://www.hidglobal.com/products/verifier-sentry-2/
  • Manufacturer: HID
  • Model: Verifier Sentry 2
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: Yes
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP65
  • Drop / MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810H
  • Power/Charge: Dock & proprietary cable
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: Proprietary cable connected to handheld
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: Yes
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://www.irisid.com/productssolutions/hardwareproducts/icam-m300/
  • Manufacturer: IrisID
  • Model: iCAM 300
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: Yes
  • Ingress Protection (IP): Unknown
  • Drop / MIL-STD: Unknown
  • Power/Charge: Dock & USB-C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: 3rd party USB-C to Ethernet adapter
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: No
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://www.idemia.com/biometric-tablet/
  • Manufacturer: IDEMIA
  • Model: ID Screen
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: No
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP65
  • Drop / MIL-STD: Unknown
  • Power/Charge: Proprietary and USB- C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: 3rd party USB-C to Ethernet adapter
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: No
  • Operating System: Android

  • Website: https://www.idemia.com/biometric-tablet/
  • Manufacturer: IDEMIA
  • Model: ID Screen 60
  • BAA: No
  • TAA: No
  • Ingress Protection (IP): IP65
  • Drop / MIL-STD: 40″ drop test
  • Power/Charge: Proprietary and USB- C
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Cellular: Yes
  • Ethernet: 3rd party USB-C to Ethernet adapter
  • Contact CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless CAC/PIV/TWIC: Yes
  • Contactless MiFare Desfire/Classic: Yes
  • Contactless Prox/iClass SE/SEOS: No
  • Operating System: Android