HID Global Introduces HID Connect
HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, announced the launch of HID Connect, the hardware and software partnership arm of HID Global. Focused on expanding the use of HID Global technology beyond HID manufactured products, HID Connect promotes applications and products that use HID 13.56 MHz iCLASS® and 125 kHz proximity technologies. HID Connect, headed by Debra Spitler, HID Global’s executive vice president of HID Connect, provides a unique platform for software and hardware development capabilities. HID Connect’s ultimate goal is to help end-users “do more than open the door” with their HID cards. Applications currently being developed through HID Connect include, but are not limited to, time and attendance, PC secure log-on, point-of-sale/cashless vending, biometrics, parking, arming/disarming of security alarm panels, electronic standalone, battery powered door locks, first responder/handheld products and intercom and other communication systems. HID Connect offers third-party providers the ability to grow their businesses by helping end-users to use their existing HID technology-enabled cards for new applications. The program encompasses a number of initiatives including embedded technologies (such as OEM modules embedded in third-party hardware and “Tag” level products embedded in third-party devices used as credentials), the HID Connect Partner program, AxioTM RFID electromechanical locking cylinders and finished goods integrated into applications and solutions outside of the traditional physical security space.