LAS VEGAS, April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (ISC West Conference 2016) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced a strategic collaboration with HID Global®. The HID Global Seos® credential technology will be embedded in NXP’s SmartMX-based secure element devices. Through the collaboration, NXP and HID Global aim to enable the use of wearable devices, to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces in the future. Additionally, NXP and HID Global are cooperating on a broad range of opportunities to expand the adoption of secure access to more applications and use cases.
Wearables manufacturers worldwide with the Seos-ready NXP chips can enable users with building and parking access, PC login, authentication to IT systems and cloud applications, secure print job collection, time and attendance, point of sale and automated cashless vending, along with numerous other use cases supported by Seos. HID Global’s field programmers will support these use cases in Seos-ready wearables simply with the support of loading digital credentials of specified applications.
“As the lines between personal and business use of devices continues to blur, the agreement with NXP marks an important step in HID Global’s commitment to extend options that allow manufacturers and end users to carry trusted identities on more smart devices for existing and emerging use cases,” said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “It also reinforces the interoperability and potential for mass-market adoption of Seos by major industry players who seek open, standards-based technology that work in mixed technology environments.”
“Consumers should expect more from their smart phones and wearables,” said Sami Nassar vice president of cyber security solutions at NXP Semiconductors. “Through this partnership and with the addition of Seos access onto NXP security elements, we created a powerful turnkey solution enabling wearables to provide access to enterprise, buildings and homes with a simple ‘tap’. NXP customers and partners will have even more options in logical and physical access when embedding a secure element in wearable devices.”
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.
® HID, the HID logo and Seos are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.
NXP, the NXP logo and SmartMX are trademarks of NXP B.V. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.© 2016 NXP B.V.
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