HID iClass Seos CardHID Global, Irvine, Calif., enhanced its iCLASS SE® platform with two new additions: the standards-based iCLASS Seos™ credential for improved security, privacy and portability; and support for the industry-standard Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) for secure, bi-directional communications of interconnected devices. The additions are the latest in a wide variety of planned enhancements as HID Global continues to leverage its iCLASS SE platform to deliver new capabilities for meeting current and future access control requirements.

The iCLASS SE additions include the iCLASS Seos credential, which features a standards-based card edge and is portable for use on NFC smartphones so that customers can utilize smart cards, mobile devices, or both within their physical access control system. iCLASS Seos delivers full privacy support for enterprise and government organizations whose identity management policies are driven by regulatory compliance requirements.

HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform also now includes support for the OSDP. Recently established as a standard by the Security Industry Association (SIA), OSDP with Secure Channel Protocol (SCP) provides bi-directional communications and security features to interconnected devices. HID Global made significant contributions to the specification, and support for OSDP adds key capabilities to the company’s products including central management of readers for lower operational costs and faster and easier configuration.

The iCLASS SE platform also supports Seos digital keys from HID Global parent company ASSA ABLOY, which has launched the Seos ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys on mobile phones with NFC technology. (See related article on page 123.) Seos keys on mobile phones replace mechanical keys and access cards for opening doors.

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