HID launches access control readers and contactless smart cards

HID Global announced the availability of its next
generation access control readers and credentials based on the company’s new
iCLASS SIO technology-enabled (SE) platform. This platform initiates
transformation in how secure identity is delivered and managed by introducing
technology-independent digital credentials that can be deployed for use on
smart phones, microprocessor-based cards, contactless smart cards, USB tokens
and related devices.

The iCLASS SE platform is an essential building block in
the access control industry’s first Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled
mobile identity and access management solutions, now being developed by various
HID Global partners.   Based on open standards to support a wide
array of smart card technologies, HID Global’s new access control platform
supports iCLASS, MIFARE DESFire EV1 and other contactless smart card

It extends physical access control beyond traditional
cards and readers to enable deployment of mobile access with digital
credentials.  To accommodate constantly evolving security challenges,
iCLASS SE provides users with the ability to dynamically increase security
levels via simple firmware updates and efficiently address future changes in
requirements as they occur.

The introduction of our new iCLASS SIO
technology-enabled product line is the tangible result of HID’s unique understanding
of the access control industry and the partnerships we’ve formed over the years
with users, security consultants,  system software developers and OEM
manufacturers,”  said Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and chief
technology officer with HID Global. 



HID Global’s iCLASS SE access control platform is based
on a combination of Secure Identity Object (SIO) technology on the credential
side and the SIO Processor on the reader side which perform similar functions
to traditional cards and readers, except they use a standards-based,
technology-independent and flexible identity data structure that provides a new
level of security, portability and performance. 


SIO digital credentials operate within HID Global’s
Trusted Identity Platform® (TIP™) framework, which is designed to support a
secure and trusted boundary for cryptographic key delivery in SIO
technology-based access control applications.  The TIP framework
facilitates secure provisioning of SIO digital credentials on a variety of
credential platforms, including mobile devices, no matter where users are
located or how they are connected. 


SIO digital credentials also support data authenticity
and privacy while inhibiting data cloning by binding information to a specific
credential for additional authentication and encryption on top of
device-specific security. These SIO digital credentials features enable the
iCLASS SE platform to improve security in traditional card and reader
applications while enabling new market opportunities for carrying secure
portable credentials on NFC smart phones and other devices.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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