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HID Global Announces Mobile Solutions at ISC West

A new mobility initiative will provide customers with a new form of access control and visitor management.

If you’ve been following HID Global’s strategic maneuverings as of late then you know mobility is a huge initiative that is taking the company on a trajectory far beyond its traditional access control and secure identity solutions domain.

HID’s hyper focus on mobility was featured at ISC West, where the company displayed, demonstrated and expounded upon solutions, services, investments and alliances that it says expand the capabilities of trusted IDs on mobile devices across a growing range of access control, authentication and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

“The HID Global mobility initiative dramatically elevates how users regard security by enabling them to confidently connect to and use more applications, on the go, than ever before, with a single, trusted ID that can be carried on a smart device,” says Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “During the past several years, we’ve led the market in taking the first steps to turn smartphones into ID cards, keys and computer logon tools, with rapid growth in enterprise adoption of HID Mobile Access this year.  Now, HID Global is driving advancements that will usher in an era of connected and trusted identities that become the heart of a more secure digital lifestyle built around the convenience and ubiquity of our ever-present mobile devices.”

To that end, new solutions and services launched at ISC West as part of the company’s mobility initiative included:

HID goID Platform – The platform for mobile IDs enables federal, state and local government agencies to issue credentials over the air to citizens’ smartphones for driver’s licenses, passports, Social Security cards and other national ID documents. It also makes it possible for a smartphone to serve as an all-in-one secure credential and ID reader, providing the choice to eliminate ID readers at border crossings and other locations, according to the company.

HID Mobile Access – News capabilities, including support for Apple Watch, Android Wear and tablets, provide smart device choice, beyond the smartphone, to open doors and gates. New HID Mobile Access Portal and App software developer kits (SDKs) enable partners and end users to create innovative, customized mobile access solutions that can be fully integrated into their back-end systems.

HID Professional Services – New services to meet compliance, security and risk management needs provide customers with the technical expertise to design and implement mobile access and strong authentication solutions for secure access to data, cloud-based applications and Web services.

The mobility solutions are powered by HID’s Seos technology, which it says adds trust to identities so users can confidently embrace and use new applications that simplify and enrich their lives. Seos is also used by HID’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY, in the successful Starwood Keyless entry program where hotel guests around the world open guest rooms with their smartphones.

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