HID Global Introduces Next Generation Asure ID® Card Personalization Software

Latest Software Release Extends Ease-of-use, Convenience and Productivity for Card Issuance and Photo ID Management

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 Cards Asia 2011 – HID Global, a trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the release of Asure ID 7, the latest update to its industry-leading card personalization suite of software. Building on the popular Asure ID 2009 software, Asure ID 7 features new navigational enhancements and advanced printing capabilities designed to simplify the entire process of card issuance from entry-level uses to more sophisticated secure credential applications.

HID Global's Asure ID 7 is a complete line of card personalization software that is simple to learn and incorporates features to improve the issuance and management of photo IDs for any type or size of organization. The latest software release includes new features and enhancements to the highly intuitive user interface, while still utilizing a familiar Microsoft® Ribbon look and feel that is built on the Microsoft .NET technology platform for stability and interoperability. New Asure ID 7 features include the addition of Swift IDä template importing, resin panel capabilities, iCLASS® encoding support and an industry-unique feature which automatically notifies users of updates. Significant enhancements have been made to the reporting engine and to the iDIRECTOR™ module that allow users to build custom reports and easily integrate unique applications to both iCLASS and MIFARE cards.

“Current users of HID’s popular Asure ID 2009 software will appreciate the new enhancements we’ve made to simplify and expand upon the already robust feature set of our powerful personalization software,” said Nils Wahlander, product marketing manager with HID Global. “This latest update illustrates HID Global’s ongoing commitment to improving the user experience of our customers by providing solutions for designing and producing ID cards with unprecedented ease and efficiency.”

Asure ID 7 includes four versions tailored to the various needs and sizes of an organization:

  • Asure ID Solo – easy to use and perfect for entry-level card personalization, Solo is loaded with useful features to improve the issuance and basic management of photo IDs.
  • Asure ID Express – the ideal choice for organizations looking for affordable photo ID card software with advanced card design and batch printing capabilities.
  • Asure ID Enterprise – featuring Live Link™ for large organizations that require multiple workstations to share a common database over a network in real time.
  • Asure ID Exchange – designed for the most sophisticated secure credential applications combining Live Link advanced database support and iDIRECTOR technology card design for smart card deployment.

Availability
Asure ID 7 is available today and as a free upgrade to currently registered users of Asure ID 2009. New customers are also eligible for a free 30-day trial at www.hidglobal.com/idsoftware

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.