May 22nd, 2013 - Biometric Associates, LP (BALP), a leader in secure Bluetooth communications, announced today the public launch of the baiBrowserTM app. The baiBrowser™ app allows people to use their iPhones and iPads, along with their CAC, PIV, PIV-I or CIV smart card, to access secure web sites and portals that require smart card authentication. The iOS version of the app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store. The Android version is currently being tested by select US Government users and will be available in the Google Play Store in Q2. Those links and other information is available atwww.baiBrowser.com “Many government web sites and information portals, particularly those in the Department of Defense, require smart card authentication” said BALP President Scott T. Johnson. “Our baiBrowser has been successfully tested with the Army and Navy AKO sites, the Air Force portals, the DFAS myPay site, and most of the Defense OWA sites. Based on the positive feedback from of our beta testers, we are pleased to offer this capability to everyone.” The baiBrowserTM app supports both the baiMobile® 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader and the soon to be released baiMobile® 301MP attached smart card reader. The reader’s serial number is required to register the app. The baiBrowserTM app was developed in cooperation with i-DENTITY, a designer and manufacturer of a wide range of Smart Card Identification Products and components, which include Strong Authentication Mobile applications. About Biometric Associates, LP Biometric Associates, LP is a limited partnership with offices in Maine and the Washington, DC area. Products include Bluetooth Smart Card Readers and the blueARMOR 100 Secure Bluetooth Headset. The company is a unique developer, manufacturer, and integrator of authentication and identity systems that have been specifically designed to provide a high level of security and privacy protection. BALP specializes in communications protocols, hardware design, smart cards and related cryptography, PKI and RFID implementations that can be integrated into logical and physical access control devices and applications. For additional information, go to www.biometricassociates.com or call (410) 252-7210.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security is developing a standards-based application that will be able to validate first responders arriving to a scene using smart phones.