HID Global®, Austin, Texas, used the ASIS Int’l Annual Seminar and Exhibits venue this fall to announce the release of its HID Mobile Access® solution. The company said it delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and gates, while introducing a simple secure identity management process. The solution includes everything necessary for organizations to immediately begin using Bluetooth Smart and NFC-enabled smartphones and other mobile devices as an alternative to keys and smart cards in today’s increasingly popular BYOD mobility environment, the company described. The solution also makes it possible for users to unlock doors and open gates from a distance using the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology.
HID Mobile Access is used with the company’s mobile-enabled iCLASS SE® and/or multiCLASS SE® readers, and includes Mobile IDs, HID Mobile Access Apps and access to the HID Secure Identity Services™ portal for managing users and issuing or revoking Mobile IDs. The mobile-enabled readers are also interoperable with 125 kHz HID Prox and high-frequency technologies including iCLASS Seos®, iCLASS SE, standard iCLASS®, MIFARE®, and MIFARE® DESFire® EV1, which optimizes flexibility for using both cards and mobile devices.
“Powered by our award-winning Seos technology, HID Mobile Access opens a new chapter in the creation and management of digital identities for mobile access by making it possible to open doors using the broadest range of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices — without the need for additional sleeves or other accessories,” said Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and chief technology officer with HID Global.
The bundled HID Mobile Access solution is powered by Seos technology, which turns smartphones and other mobile devices into trusted credentials. Seos technology also preserves privacy by enabling Mobile IDs to be issued, delivered and revoked with end-to-end encryption as part of a unique transaction that protects personal identification data. With Seos technology at the core of HID Mobile Access, the solution makes it possible to use smartphones and other smart devices for future applications such as PC login, time and attendance, biometrics, and EV charging in a unified secure identity system.
“Already proven in a number of successful pilots at major universities and businesses, our HID Mobile Access solution offers more secure, convenient and flexible access control, along with a best-in-class Mobile ID delivery process that is as easy and straightforward as downloading music,” Selvaratnam added.
HID Mobile Access solutions are available through Platinum and Gold HID Advantage Partners in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For information, visit www.hidglobal.com.