Product Spotlights

June 19, 2006
A hightlight of Highly regarded products.

The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement. To obtain more information on any item listed, contact the manufacturer.

Saflink—offers its Sure Access — an all-weather, smart card, biometric reader designed to reduce the threat of unauthorized access to critical facilities, such as airports. The reader can be added to existing physical access systems to improve security with strong authentication (i.e., biometrics and smart cards). SureAccess is designed to meet the requirements of FIPS 201, also known as Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of federal employees;

Transpo— installed its Blast-Safe— product at King County International Airport (Boeing Field) in Seattle, Washington in September 2005. Over 1,100 lineal feet of eight-foot high protection was installed as part of a runway safety improvement project. The project included two gates and two 90-degree turns in the fencing run. It took a four-man crew two weeks to install the fence. The consulting engineer was W&H Pacific from Everett, WA. The prime contractor was Gary Merlino and the sub contractor was OMA Construction of Seattle, WA. Blast-Safe™ is designed to offer protection for airport assets in typical heights of 8 feet to 14 feet.

The key component of the system is a double-reverse corrugated steel fabric that is installed with galvanized steel W-Beam posts. The “open” structure of the mesh allows jet blast air to be diffused safely through the system, while preventing any penetration of dirt or debris. It can also serve as a double benefit as a security fence. Blast-Safe™ is installed throughout airports in the United States;