CARTES 2013: Another stellar year!


CARTES Paris has traditionally been a resounding success for HID Global and CARTES 2013 was no exception. This year, booth attendees were consistently saying that it was the busiest the show has been for years with 2013 marking a major rejuvenation of the largest contactless technology-centric trade event in EMEA. This was certainly reflected at HID Global’s booth, where there was a constant stream of customers and prospects eager to gain in-depth insights about the new and innovative products and solutions we showcased under our “Create, Use and Manage Secure Identity” theme.

At the entrance of our booth, customers were greeted by HID Global’s latest solutions in our broad portfolio of secure card printers. Our new FARGO C50 entry-level printer is targeted for small- and medium-sized businesses as well as the leisure and retail market, opening new and exciting market opportunities for partners.  Together, with refreshing our Direct-to-Card (DTC) printers, HID Global’s comprehensive line of card personalization solutions meet the broadest range of customer’s needs – from entry-level printers to highly sophisticated printer/encoder solutions.

Another important theme at our booth was “building trust in a mobile world,” which demonstrated how smartphones can be trusted for secure applications including opening doors and far beyond.  HID Global’s portfolio addresses this conundrum with our mobile access solutions that are part of our iCLASS SE platform, powered by Seos. End-customers and prospects were abuzz with questions on how our iCLASS SE platform can empower them with a unique range of secure identity solutions, and they were very excited to hear about the plethora of applications it can support, including secure printing, mobile access, time and attendance and cashless payments.

In addition to hands-on demonstrations of our latest products and solutions, our CARTES speaking engagements were extremely well received.  Attendees were eager to learn more about our latest innovations using NFC to authenticate documents, processes, and high-value assets from Daniel Bailin; the emergence of multi-functional PIV cards for today and tomorrow from Julian Lovelock; and how governments are embracing a more citizen-centric approach to secure ID issuance from Craig Sandness and Nils Wahlander.

As another year at CARTES drew to a close, we are all enthused and even more energized than ever to continue assisting customers and prospects in exploring all of the new and exciting possibilities Genuine HID products and solutions offer.