Company's VertX Networked Access Control Solution and Its Contactless Smart Cards and Readers Provide Centralized, Multi-layered Security at Nanchang Changbei International Airport
HID Global announced that Nanchang Changbei International Airport has selected the company's networked access control solution, contactless smart cards, and readers for its new terminal to enhance overall security. The new system delivers real-time monitoring and data management capabilities, while enabling role-based access control settings to manage staff access at key entry points and restricted areas in the airport.
Extremely Durable Tag Can Reliably Track a Broad Spectrum of Metal Parts and Equipment in Harsh Environments
HID Global, announced the addition of the IronTag® UHF transponder to its innovative portfolio of RFID tags. Originally designed for tracking aircraft parts during assembly and maintenance, the IronTag device tolerates the harsh conditions of manufacturing and processing as well as vehicle and equipment operation. Ideal for tracking assets under demanding conditions, the tag is optimally engineered for high performance when mounted on metal surfaces.
Pilot Validated Benefits of Opening Doors Using HID Global's Secure Identity Object (SIO™) Technology Embedded into NFC Smartphones
HID Global announced it has successfully completed the world's first university pilot of NFC smartphones carrying digital keys at Arizona State University (ASU). The pilot was implemented using the company's SIO technology, a key feature of its award-winning, next-generation iCLASS® SIO-Enabled (iCLASS SE™) credential and reader platform that transforms how secure identity is delivered and managed while enabling new levels of access control security, portability and performance.
Verizon Wireless Smartphones Containing HID Global's Embedded Mobile Keys Are Used to Open Doors Fitted with NFC-Enabled Yale Real Living Locks
At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless collaborated with two ASSA ABLOY companies – HID Global and Yale Locks & Hardware – to demonstrate the benefits of smartphones carrying mobile keys. The demonstration in the Verizon booth showed how Verizon Wireless smartphones, carrying ASSA ABLOY/HID Global Mobile Keys, can be used to open doors fitted with Yale Real Living locks featuring Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.
Acquisition Strengthens Portfolio for Physical Access Control, Secure Issuance and Managed Services Markets
HID Global announced the company has acquired EasyLobby, the industry leader in secure visitor management solutions. The acquisition delivers a number of potential synergies with HID Global's portfolio across its identity and access management business.
EasyLobby is a provider of comprehensive visitor management solutions. The company's product suite provides enterprise-class visitor registration, tracking, reporting, badge printing, asset and package management, web-based pre-registration, and employee/contractor time and attendance functionality, and is tightly integrated with a wide variety of access control, human resources and other systems. EasyLobby products complement and extend HID Global's portfolio, and have been deployed across a large and diverse base that is well-aligned with HID Global's physical access control customer base.
By Yves Ackermann
Mobile devices are literally opening the door to new technologies
For decades, we have carried our identities around on magnetic stripe and smart cards, but in today's mobile world, we now have the opportunity to embed them on a variety of portable devices. This enables us to use products like smart phones, memory sticks and microprocessor-based SmartMX cards to open doors, buy tickets and execute other secure transactions. In order for this to work, however, we need a new way to securely provision identity and embed it into these portable devices.
The Centralized, Web-Based Access Control System Safeguards Passengers and Staff at Beijing Metro's Fangshan Line
HID Global announced that Beijing Metro has deployed an access control system consisting of the company's network access controllers and contactless readers to help ensure the safety of its passengers and staff. The centralized, web-based system delivers real-time monitoring with multi-layered access control security, flexible remote-management capabilities and robust failure detection and backup support.