NS MAYPORT, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Naval Station Mayport is taking part in a Navy-wide initiative to increase security and streamline base access for vendors, suppliers, service providers and contractors through the RAPIDGate® Program. The patented program, offered by Eid Passport, Inc., provides a year-long access credential after participants pass a background screening process and are approved by the installation. Credentials are electronically scanned and verified by security personnel in a matter of a few seconds.
Naval Station Mayport’s previous access process required obtaining a day pass and going through a vehicle inspection - an often time consuming manual process. “I view the installation of [the] RAPIDGate [Program] a win-win for Naval Station Mayport and our partner companies,” said Naval Station Mayport Security Officer, Warrant Officer Charles Mogle. “It will standardize vendor/contractor access credentials throughout the Navy and provide our forces with electronic verification for enhanced security, while enabling deliveries through multiple Entry Control Points, decreasing the wait time for drivers, and ultimately saving the companies time and money.”
The program includes company enrollment, employee registration, employment status validation, identity authentication, background screening, biometric verification and entry authorization for vendors, suppliers, service providers and contractors that are not authorized to receive a Government-issued Common Access Card (CAC).
Company enrollment for the RAPIDGate Program began July 6, 2010. Companies are being encouraged to enroll and register their employees immediately. Long-term passes will no longer be issued as of September 1, 2010. Non-RAPIDGate participants will need to obtain a day pass and will only have access through Gate 5A (commercial gate). “As the first Naval Installation in the Southeast Region to implement the RAPIDGate Program, Naval Station Mayport is leading the way to increased security and efficiency,” said Eid Passport CEO Steve Larson. “The RAPIDGate Program will improve business efficiencies for the installation and for the enrolled companies, which will result in cost savings for everyone involved.”
Companies who wish to sign up for the RAPIDGate Program or who are already enrolled at another installation and wish to receive access approval at Naval Station Mayport may contact 1-877-RAPIDGate (1-877-727-4342) or visit www.RAPIDGate.com to learn more about the program.
About the RAPIDGate Program
The RAPIDGate Program (www.RAPIDGate.com) provides a voluntary identity and access management solution for vendor, supplier, contractor and subcontractor personnel who enter secure facilities. It provides multiple layers of physical security checks including: validation of employment status, identity authentication, background screening, biometric verification and entry authorization verification. Access control personnel can process RAPIDGate credential-holders in seconds, which improves gate efficiency, saves companies time and money, and improves customer satisfaction. One RAPIDGate credential may be used to request access to multiple participating installations for even greater convenience, efficiency and return on investment. The RAPIDGate Program already serves thousands of companies and tens of thousands of RAPIDGate credential-holders who enjoy streamlined access into Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and National Aeronautics and Space Administration facilities across the continental U.S. and Hawaii. The RAPIDGate Program contains products and services subject to U.S. Patent No. 6,779,721 and 7,631,805.
About Eid Passport
Eid Passport, Inc. (www.eidpassport.com) integrates leading-edge products and services into solutions that combine identity authentication, background screening and access management. Eid Passport’s products and services make facilities, assets, and people safer and more secure. By using Eid Passport’s RAPIDGate Information System, highly secure facilities — such as military installations, government buildings, federal agencies, manufacturing and distribution sites, ports and commercial buildings — can increase security and streamline access for a variety of authorized personnel.
RAPIDGate and Eid Passport are registered trademarks of Eid Passport, Inc.