IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it has added a reader module and developer tool kit (DTK) to its iCLASS SE® platform for highly secure, adaptable and interoperable secure identity solutions. The new reader module provides full interoperability with the company's iCLASS Seos® credential and other current and emerging technologies, and supports a wide range of applications using any combination of smart cards, microprocessor cards and NFC-enabled smartphones.
"Our new reader module enables third-party developers to build a broad range of products that simplify how identities are created, used and managed, and take advantage of both existing and future technologies," said Helmut Dansachmüller, senior director of product marketing with HID Global. "Solutions based on the iCLASS SE reader module will enable customers to future-proof their secure identity infrastructures using a highly flexible, open platform that increases security while supporting exciting new technologies such as NFC-enabled smartphones for access control, PC logon, biometrics, transit, customer loyalty and other applications."
The iCLASS SE reader module offers a number of capabilities designed to speed time to market for solutions that are easy to deploy, support and upgrade. Key features include:
- All capabilities and benefits of the award-winning iCLASS SE platform: HID Global's standards-based, technology-independent iCLASS SE platform uses the company's Secure Identity Object™ (SIO®) data model within its Trusted Identity Platform® (TIP™) architecture to increase security while delivering simplicity, adaptability, and interoperability. iCLASS Seos credentials deliver full privacy support, feature a standards-based card edge, and are portable for use on NFC smartphones. iCLASS SE readers and Seos credentials are also interoperable with a growing range of commercial and residential locks from HID Global parent ASSA ABLOY®.
- Dual-frequency support: iCLASS SE reader modules simplify technology migration by supporting iCLASS Seos®, iCLASS SE®, standard iCLASS®, HID Prox, Indala® Prox, FeliCa® MIFARE Classic™, or MIFARE DESFire® EV1 credential technologies.
- FIPS-201 compliance: All iCLASS SE reader modules are compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 federal identity specifications for reading personal identity verification (PIV) II credentials, and are included on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Evaluation Program's Approved Product List.
- Flexible deployment and support: The new modules support firmware changes and field upgrades to extend customer installation lifecycles, and are backwards-interoperable with existing HID Global OEM75® module products to further enhance deployment flexibility.
The iCLASS SE Reader Module also includes a comprehensive Developer Tool Kit (DTK) that accelerates design initiation and shortens integration cycles for finished products. The DTK includes all of the necessary tools, utilities, and sample products across a variety of reader and antenna form factors and test cards, as well as documentation and other developer resources and materials. All DTK resources are accessible via a secure, online developer portal.
The HID Global iCLASS SE Module Developer Tool Kit is available now, as are small quantities of additional modules and antennas for integration purposes. Volume availability of modules and antennas will begin in December 2012.
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HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management 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. Primary brands are ActivIdentity®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 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.
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