Over twenty years ago Veridt was developing biometric based readers using a 250-byte fingerprint template contained in a two-dimensional barcode on a card. Reader developments continued in parallel with the evolution of smart card technology, in the early days of DoD CAC at DMDC, pre-TWIC with the Florida Uniform Port Access Credential (FUPAC) mandated by State for the Florida ports and the TWIC initiative by TSA & Coast Guard regulated under MTSA.