HID Global launches Mobile Access solution in India for Smartphones

~ Opening doors to a new era of Consumer Mobility with unique “Twist and Go” feature

News Highlights:
- Company merges security and convenience at the door by turning smartphones and other mobile devices into trusted, easy-to-use credentials that can replace keys and smart cards.
- Supports iPhone® and Android™ smartphones and other smart devices; includes “Twist and Go” gesture technology so users can unlock doors and open gates from a distance.
- New solution delivers superior end-to-end identity management, an enhanced user experience, and an easy path to future mobile applications.

INDIA, Delhi – 11th June 2015 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the launch of its HID Mobile Access solution in India that delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and gates while introducing a simple secure identity management process.  The solution makes use of increasingly popular BYOD mobility environments, using Bluetooth Smart and NFC-enabled smartphones and other mobile devices as an alternative to keys and smart cards.  It will also introduce the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology which will make it possible for users to unlock doors and open gates from a distance.

According to IDC, enterprise mobility will reach US$ 1,871 million market by 2017 in India with sectors like transport, communications, utility, media and BFSI becoming the key driving verticals for enterprise mobility.  “HID Global’s mobile access solution will help organizations take advantage of the latest technology advances to improve security, convenience and user experience. We already see growing Indian enterprises adopting mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Large enterprise CIOs and Chief Innovation Officers are keen to understand how personal devices like smartphones can be further empowered to boost employee productivity and growth,” says Ranjit Nambiar, Director, IAM, India & SAARC, HID Global.

The solution enables the use of digital credentials on NFC enabled smartphones to open doors and significantly improves security while enhancing the user experience by making it easier to deploy and manage keys, as the digital key can be downloaded remotely in real time. HID Global has also created a unique and user friendly HID Secure Identity Service™ portal. The portal is designed for administrators to conveniently and efficiently manage the portal by simply sending users an invitation to download and register an HID Mobile Access App directly to their Bluetooth- or NFC-enabled phones, so that Mobile IDs can be immediately issued, provisioned or revoked over the air.

The 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, EV charging in a unified secure identity system.

HID Mobile Access is used with 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. 

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