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HID Global is the trusted leader in providing access and ID management solutions for the delivery of secure identity. HID Global is focused on creating customer value worldwide with technology-based access solutions, issuance solutions, embedded technology solutions and logistics technology solutions.
As a leading manufacturer of secure identity solutions and contactless smart card technology for physical access control, HID is selected more than any other brand in the convergence of physical and logical access control. In addition, the company develops, manufactures and markets ID components, products and services typically deployed with national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions.
13.56 MHz Contactless Technology
Experience in developing card technologies puts HID Global in a unique position to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of smart card technology. HID's market-leading, flexible, high-frequency product lines demonstrate the company's commitment to support 13.56 MHz technologies. Our open architecture offerings make up the industry's broadest range of open standard contactless smart card products, available from over 40,000 resellers worldwide.
- iCLASS - Optimized to make physical access control
more powerful, iCLASS 13.56 MHz read/write contactless smart card technology
provides versatile interoperability and is used in diverse applications including
access control, network log-on security, biometrics, cashless payment, handheld/mobile/wireless
applications, logical access, time and attendance and more.
- OMNIKEY - OMNIKEY creates ready-to-use
PC smart card reader devices as well as advanced smart card terminals
for special markets like e-health and national ID. OMNIKEY smart card reader
chip sets and custom PCB's are used by leading computer and peripheral
makers to embed smart card reader technology into OEM products, like keyboards
and notebooks. OMNIKEY products are designed to support any smart card for
any application on any computer.
- FlexSmart MIFARE and DESFire - The
interoperable, ISO 14443A-compliant FlexSmart family of contactless smart
card products provides customers a totally flexible platform from
the simplicity and security of HID Format MIFARE readers to completely customizable
(keys and format) secure MIFARE and DESFire reader solutions. Keypad reader
models (for high traffic use) and a wide variety of credentials (including
cards, tags and keyfobs) are also available.
- SmartID MIFARE and DESFire - SmartID customized
contactless access control readers and cards offer maximum interoperability
and programmability. They provide unique capabilities, such as reading standard
and specialized MIFARE (sector) and DESFire (application) data structures
off ISO14443 technology-based credentials. SmartID readers can be configured
to read any third-party formatted cards.
- Sokymat - Sokymat's expertise encompasses
all areas of radio frequency identification, both in terms of frequencies
- 125/134.2 kHz, 13.56 MHz and UHF - and in terms of RFID system components:
chips, tags, antennae and readers. Sokymat provides the most appropriate
transponder technology and packaging solution compatible with the specific
features and constraints of an organization's RFID system.
125 kHz Proximity Technology
Built from HID Prox, the market leader in contactless cards and readers for access control. Our global reputation for delivering quality, value, partnership, and service excellence to our customers is unsurpassed in the security industry.
- HID Prox - For security managers, dealers, integrators
and OEMs, HID proximity cards and readers are recognized as the industry
standard for physical access control. HID Prox products are robust, affordable
and seamlessly integrate with access control systems.
- Indala Prox - Featuring FlexSecur® security coding,
the high-quality Indala line of 125 kHz Proximity readers combines intelligent
programming technology with interchangeable components including uniform
modules and a range of stylish cover designs.
Designed for customers who are upgrading their current card system from HID Prox to HID iCLASS credentials or cards, the customer has the ability to transition to contactless smart cards over time while incorporating the use of multiple card technologies within a single building or across multiple facilities.
- multiCLASS - The multiCLASS multi-technology card reader
combines Prox 125 kHz proximity and iCLASS® 13.56 MHz contactless smart
card and reader technologies into a single reader. Also reads MIFARE, DESFire,
FIPS201 and Felica CSN formats.
- SmartTrans - SmartTRANS readers are
multi-technology card readers designed for customers upgrading their current
card system from the most popular proximity (125 kHz) technologies to ISO14443
- Asure ID - The award-winning Asure ID photo identification
software line, featuring the iDIRECTOR technology platform, allows
multiple applications to be loaded onto a smart card via a single, seamless
process, making it easier for end- users to deploy multi-card applications
in an enterprise environment.
- Fargo - Fargo ID card printers, software, systems and
materials are used in access control systems, time and attendance tracking,
asset protection and other applications. Fargo HDP5000
and HDP600 Card Printers feature High Definition Printing (HDP®)
(reverse image technology), for high-level security and large applications
especially when smart cards are used. Fargo DTC550, DTC400 and Persona® C30
printers use Direct-to-Card (dye-sublimation) technology, the most commonly
used ID card printing technology.
Networked Access Solutions
- Edge - The HID EDGE IP Access Solution is a full line
of flexible and configurable IP-enabled access control processor and host
interface solutions, including the award-winning Edge Solo (a cost-effective,
stand-alone, single-door access control solution), EdgeReader (with
integrated iCLASS® reader) and EdgePlus (allowing connection to
any Wiegand or most clock and data readers). Designed to provide complete
and full-featured access control infrastructure and contactless smart card
capability at "the edge" of the network for stand-alone or OEM software host
systems, Edge products require less wiring, are cost-effective and are ideally
suited for today's IT-centric security environment.
- VertX CS - For central station managed access control,
VertX CS controllers provide fully functional access control. As easy to
install and configure as typical alarm/intrusion systems, VertX CS is seamlessly
integrated with industry leading central station software.
HID has embedded solutions that enable development partners to produce many innovative products and applications. Through HID Connect, our contactless technologies lead the way for manufacturers to use our products in original and distinctive ways. Our solutions are the technology of choice for cutting-edge application solution providers aiming to increase security and optimize efficiencies in a variety of applications.
Market Segments Served
- Education - HID Global helps education professionals
secure facilities and improve administrative efficiency to aid in academic
excellence. HID's solutions and services provide long-term savings
on security costs, improving managed access to educational resources while
reducing administrative complexity.
- Financial - HID's smart card-enabled products offer
flexible solutions that address multiple layers of security requirements
in the financial services industry. Improved security can enable more efficient
back-office operations and customer service. HID's offerings encompass
the industry's broadest range of open standard smart card products.
- Contactless Payment - For contactless and contact-based,
EMV-compliant and proprietary financial transactions systems, HID Global
offers a comprehensive portfolio of smart card and RFID products and services,
including MasterCard PayPass® certified and Visa contactless
- Industry & Logistics - HID manufactures
a broad range of standard RFID products and offers support and expertise
for customized solutions. The items to be tagged or the logistics process
to be controlled with RFID technology call for individual products that are
tuned for each specific purpose. HID tags and readers are used in applications
as diverse as tracking pallets, jewelry, pharmaceuticals and automation line
- Food and Animal Tagging - HID, a leading provider of RFID
transponders, supplies the decisive RFID part to system integrators
who build food and animal tracking solutions. Solutions may incorporate RFID
transponders in packaging, glass tags embedded in a bolus or e-unit rods
and discs for ear tags. HID's wide range of RFID transponders in various
sizes and form factors tracks not only livestock and pets but also fish,
exotic animals and food items.
- E-Government Solutions - E-government solutions include
electronic passport documents, driver's licenses and national ID cards;
and e-health cards and terminals. The RFID, biometric and smart card technologies
in HID e-government solutions provide advantages over traditional paper-based
documents, such as more cost-effective administration, faster and easier
verification, greater durability, increased data privacy and greater protection