Intellicheck Mobilisa’s IDCheck FastForm Identifies Boston Bombing Suspect’s Purchase of Mortar Kits at New Hampshire Fireworks Store
Drivers License Reading Software Gives Law Enforcement a Key Piece of Evidence in Building Narrative of Tamerlan Tsarnaevs Activities
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (IDN), a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, announced that its IDCheck FastForm technology has helped confirm that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two Boston bombing suspects, purchased two mortar kits from a New Hampshire fireworks store in February.
That month, Tsarnaev made a $200 cash purchase from Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook, NH. As required by store policy, his drivers license was scanned into the companys computer system using IDCheck FastForm. After investigators released the suspects identity, Phantom Fireworks immediately checked its records and found Tsarnaevs name seconds later.
[IDCheck FastForm] software is incorporated into our Front End Customer Capture process, and has helped speed upand make more accurateour customer capture rate, said Michael Koocher, Chief Information Officer of Phantom Fireworks. Traditionally, the emphasis was on capturing for marketing purposes, but in this case it certainly had an added benefit.
Even though experts believe the amount of gunpowder in the mortar kits that Tamerlan purchasedabout 1.5 poundswould not be enough to detonate the Boston bombs alone, some of that powder may have been used, said Nelson Ludlow, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Intellicheck Mobilisa. In any case, this ID scan has provided law enforcement officials with an extra piece of evidence in building a narrative of Tsarnaevs actions in the months leading up to the Boston bombing.
In December 2009, Intellicheck Mobilisa announced a contract with B.J. Alan Company to integrate the retail version of IDCheck FastForm into all 54 Phantom Fireworks stores nationwide. IDCheck FastForm automates the sale process as well as tracking purchases in relation to each customer and significantly streamlines the process of gathering customer information. With the swipe of an ID card, the customers data is automatically and accurately entered into the customer database.
About Intellicheck Mobilisa
Intellicheck Mobilisa is a leading technology company providing wireless technology and identity systems for various applications, including mobile and handheld access control and security systems for the government, military and commercial markets. Products include the Fugitive Finder system, an advanced ID card access control product currently protecting military bases and secure federal locations; ID Check, a patented technology that instantly reads, analyzes, and verifies encoded data in magnetic stripes and barcodes on government-issued IDs, designed to improve the Customer Experience for the financial, hospitality and retail sectors; and Aegeus, a wireless security buoy system for the government, military and oil industry. For more information on Intellicheck Mobilisa, please visit www.icmobil.com.
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