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U.S. Says Videology Cameras Meet ID Standards

The overall goal of FIPS 201 is to increase security for multiple applications by verifying the claimed identity of individuals seeking physical access to federally controlled facilities.
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Videology Imaging Solutions says the U.S. government has certified two of the company’s streaming video cameras as being compliant with the requirements for “a common identification standard for federal employees and contractors.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has certified Videology Imaging Solutions’ 24Z704USB and 24C7.38USB streaming video cameras as being compliant with the requirements found in the Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS 201). According to NIST, the FIPS 201 regulation sets the architecture and technical requirements for a common identification standard for federal employees and contractors. The overall goal is to increase security for multiple applications by verifying the claimed identity of individuals seeking physical access to federally controlled facilities, and those seeking electronic access to government information systems, the agency says.

Videology Imaging Solutions says the 24Z704USB, a 2 Megapixel USB Color Autofocus Zoom Camera; and the 24C7.38USB, a 1.3 Megapixel USB CMOS Color Camera now meet U.S. government standards for “personal identity verification” (PIV); that ensure full interoperability; and which will likely remain in compliance with existing—as well as future—PIV cards.

“FIPS 201 compliance has been a real priority for Videology and we view it as a major accomplishment,” said Bob Mansfield, Videology’s vice president of engineering. NIST’s designation of the 24Z704USB and 24C7.38USB streaming video cameras as being FIPS 201 compliant “adds further value to our line of USB image capture products,” he said. Those cameras are ideal for simple visual identification and are also suited for integration into access control or biometric systems, he added.

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