Vodafone Italy selects HID Global to modernize physical access system

A staff member poses with a mock oversized Vodafone Secure SIM card at the Vodafone booth at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover, March, 5, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files
Telecom network operator Vodafone Italy has selected HID Global to modernize its physical access control system.

Vodafone Italy aims to provide a convenient mobile access solution across multiple sites and applications at the Vodafone Village in Milan to a group of employees.

Vodafone Italy’s strategy is to implement a revolutionary way to use smartphones for access control. The Using HID Mobile Access  solution provides enhanced user experience for employees, especially since they are able to use their phones for multiple applications, such as for time and attendance as well as purchases at vending machines.

Vodafone Italy has 26 million mobile customers and 2.3 million fixed lines customers. Vodafone Italy is in its first phase of deployment, with the initial plan to roll out of 8,000 mobile credentials.

Stefano Bargellini, Safety, Security and Facilities Director with Vodafone Italy, said: “Vodafone employees are finding it far more convenient when visiting different sites in the Vodafone Village and using multiple applications. It is simple for us to issue, manage and revoke Mobile IDs to smartphones, which saves administration time and money.”

HID Global’s mobile access solution with multi-technology iCLASS SE readers also enabled Vodafone to retain interoperability with legacy card technologies, making it possible for the company to move users to mobile access at their own pace.