HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has introduced platform for mobile IDs which makes it possible to carry a driver license and other citizen IDs on smartphones, and new enhancements to HID Mobile Access that now enable the use of smartwatches and tablets, in addition to smartphones, for secure access to buildings.
The HID goID platform for mobile IDs enables federal, state and local government agencies to issue credentials over the air to citizens’ smartphones for driver’s licenses, passports, social security cards and other national ID documents. It also makes it possible for a smartphone to serve as an all-in-one secure credential and ID reader, providing the choice to eliminate ID readers at border crossings and other locations.
HID Mobile Access capabilities support Apple Watch, Android Wear and tablets. Now you can open doors and gates with the help of smartphones and smartwatches running on Android and iOS. New HID Mobile Access Portal and App software developer kits (SDKs) enable partners and end-users to create innovative, customized mobile access solutions that can be fully integrated into their back-end systems.
HID Global has recently completed an APAC survey of security professionals. The survey revealed that 57% of security professionals predict mobile access control would ultimately replace traditional card based systems in the future. 38% of the organizations have already deployed or plan to deploy mobile access in the next three to six months. 43% of the respondents stated that mobile access will serve as a complimentary solution to traditional access cards instead of fully replacing them. 50% of the organizations were looking beyond physical access control and were keen to deploy biometric applications of mobile access solutions.
The company also unveiled its latest Direct-to-Card FARGO DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer/Encoder designed to meet the high-volume, card issuance demands of large government agencies, universities, healthcare facilities and other large enterprises. The company also announced its new FARGO HDP5600 ID Card Printer/Encoder for retail stores, recreation facilities, governments and other organisations focused on brand image and/or visual security.
The DTC5500LMX incorporates wasteless lamination technology which eliminates traditional carrier-film waste, offering a 40 percent savings in consumables costs and it is world’s first Green Circle certified wasteless lamination printer with 60 percent savings in energy consumption. It has rugged, durable and robust construction that withstands the harshest environments, providing the highest card protection and warranty in the industry.