Dearman Systems, Inc. Integrates M2SYS Fingerprint Software to Safeguard Movement of Hazardous Materials in Petroleum and Chemical Distribution Industry
Leading Provider of Terminal Automation Software Solutions Integrates Patent-Pending M2SYS Biometric System for Improved Homeland Security
Atlanta, March 16, 2006 – M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, announced today it has finalized a long-term agreement with Dearman Systems, Inc., a leading provider of terminal automation software for the bulk petroleum and chemical distribution industry. This strategic agreement will benefit Homeland Security by enabling Dearman’s customers to accurately identify persons transporting hazardous materials and cargo truckloads to many high security sites throughout the US.
“As one might imagine, the US Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security have imposed strict requirements on the safe and secure transport of hazardous materials,” commented Les Dearman, President of Dearman Systems, Inc. “Those operating the vehicles transporting these materials can be just as, if not more, of a threat to the nation’s security than the materials themselves. For this reason, we knew the adoption of a biometrics system in our terminal automation software would ensure the accurate identification of authorized drivers, thereby bolstering the safety of material transportation in our industry.”
Dearman Systems provides high quality software and automation solutions for the bulk petroleum and chemical distribution industry. Representing the latest in terminal automation system technology and design, Dearman’s TAS.net™ and RTG™ systems are based on the Microsoft .Net Framework. TAS.net™ is designed to be customized for single or multiple terminal management from local computers as well as via the Internet using Internet Explorer, providing secure and efficient remote access and management of terminals from anywhere in the world. The RTG™ (Ready-To-Go) terminal automation package is an unprecedented opportunity for small to medium sized operations to economically automate with a high-quality terminal automation system. Coupling either automation system with Dearman’s back-office Enterprise Management Software streamlines and integrates operations with executive management tools and reporting.
The Dearman Systems team constantly strives to improve its products and uses the latest tools and technology to make sure that customers’ needs are being met today and into the future. A partnership with M2SYS Technology is a logical step that provides Dearman’s customers with an integrated, fast, and reliable positive identification solution.
“When we started evaluating different fingerprint recognition systems, we were greatly intrigued by the unique integration methodology that M2SYS offered,” added Dearman. “In less than a day we had a very robust, scalable, accurate fingerprint system integrated into our software. Not only did we eliminate a lengthy development cycle, but their system is also completely run-time independent. This appealing architecture allows us to remain focused on our product without having to worry about supporting the fingerprint system. And with the complex nature of our customer implementation environments, this was a headache we were eager to avoid. In addition, M2SYS was the only provider we found that proactively works with us to help educate our users about fingerprint technology, market the system, and support our technical requests.”
Bio-Plugin™ enables software companies to quickly integrate a complete, seamless fingerprint recognition system, including a high-performance 1:N identification engine. Bio-Plugin™ eliminates the system dependencies, extensive development, and specialized knowledge of biometric system complexities that are inherent to fingerprint technology SDKs. This enables software companies to remain focused on their core products, while establishing a new revenue channel with the addition of an integrated biometric component.
“The United States ships more than 300 billion ton-miles of hazardous materials annually worth more than 650 billion dollars,” commented Michael Trader, President of M2SYS. “This cargo includes explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers and organic peroxides, toxins, radioactive materials, corrosive materials, and other miscellaneous dangerous goods, that could be a major threat to homeland security if fallen into the wrong hands. By integrating and distributing M2SYS’ fingerprint software in its terminal automation solution to identify authorized truck drivers, Dearman Systems has taken a major step toward improving the security of hazardous material transportation. M2SYS is proud to provide the back-end biometric technology for such an important initiative.”
About M2SYS Technology
M2SYS Technology is a proven innovator in the field of biometric software and hardware engineering, research and development. Its portfolio includes Bio-Plugin™, a patent-pending, biometrics solution that software providers can use to quickly adopt a seamless fingerprint recognition module with minimal development effort. Leveraging its core biometric processing server, the technology facilitates one-to-one verification and one-to-many identification, enabling fast, secure, and highly accurate human recognition processing. M2SYS also manufactures its own industrial fingerprint scanner called the M2-S™ Fingerprint Reader for use in commercial environments.
M2SYS has integrated its fingerprint technology into hundreds of leading enterprise software solutions across various market segments, including: healthcare, time and attendance, jail management, school management, banking, HIPPA compliance, fitness club membership management, child care, child ID, point of sale, and terminal automation.
About Dearman Systems, Inc.
Dearman Systems, Inc. is a software company focusing on the automation system needs of the bulk petroleum and chemical distribution industry. Established in Tucson, Arizona in 1988, Dearman Systems, Inc. has over two decades of experience in automating bulk petroleum and chemical distribution facilities. Dearman Systems, Inc. has experience in automating & integrating a variety of operations including refinery loading and unloading operations, fuel terminals, bulk plants, pipelines, weigh scales, railcar loading and unloading, airports, barges, and chemical distribution facilities throughout the United States and in diverse locations such as Uganda, Pakistan, Thailand, and the Netherlands.
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