LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2012 - ISC West 2012 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that its iCLASS SE® next generation access control platform has been selected as the winner of the 2012 New Product Showcase award - Best in Access Control Hardware & Software, at this year’s ISC West 2012 International Security Conference and Exposition. Sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the award represents best-in-class products or solutions that demonstrate the most impressive technological advances by delivering increased functionality, improved ease of use and or cost reduction. This recognition marks the company’s third award for iCLASS SE from the industry’s most highly-regarded organizations worldwide.
“HID Global is honored to have our world-class iCLASS SE access control platform recognized as the most innovative solution in the market by leading experts in the security industry,” said Dr. Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and chief technology officer with HID Global. “This prestigious award reinforces the move to a new era of digital credentials that can be embedded into smartphones, and HID Global’s ability to drive the industry’s adoption of mobile access technology by providing cutting-edge solutions that also deliver unprecedented levels of security.”
HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform is based on the company’s Secure Identity Object™ (SIO) technology, which introduces technology-independent digital credentials that can be deployed for use on NFC smartphones for mobile access, as well as on microprocessor-based cards, contactless smart cards, USB tokens and related devices. iCLASS SE includes a combination SIO technology on the credentials side, and readers based on an SIO Processor™ to perform similar functions to traditional cards and readers, except they use a standards-based and flexible identity data model that provide a new level of security, portability and performance. In the most simplistic model, the company’s SIOs are carried inside smartphones and “presented” to a reader using the smartphone’s NFC technology. The phone communicates SIO data to a reader, which passes it to the access control system, which opens the door.
Visit HID Global in Booth #11051 at ISC West in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Center from March 29-30 to learn more about its award-winning iCLASS SE platform and the company’s entire mobile access ecosystem.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity® FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
Director, Global Public Relations