HID Crescendo™ - logical access implementation made simple
HID Crescendo™ - logical access implementation made simple

Stand 414 at SECURITY Essen 2008, 7 to 10 October 2008HID Global's Crescendo is a series of highly secure, off-the-shelf smart cards designed to provide out-of-the-box, standards-compliant support for thousands of logical access applications.  Crescendo is a multi-technology smart card.  Crescendo is a credit card-sized card that enables logical and physical access control, also serving as an employee ID badge.  An embedded contact smart chip is used for logical access control.  To meet the needs of current physical access control customers, Crescendo can be customized with the "physical access control" technologies you choose (i.e., HID or Indala® proximity, iCLASS®, MIFARE®, and others).  Crescendo smart cards require no additional per-seat middleware license.Using a powerful contact smart chip with cryptographic co-processor, Crescendo is supplied pre-initialized with the required on-card software and includes all required drivers and middleware.  This equates to a high performance, cost-effective solution.  Within HID's Trusted Identity Platform™, Crescendo combines technologies, services, and know-how with unique attributes to deliver a trusted solution for secure identity-related applications.  Crescendo cards are as simple to install and use as any Windows® peripheral.  Crescendo has completed the Microsoft® certification program for smart card minidrivers, ensuring a seamless experience for the user.  Crescendo is Windows® compatible.Crescendo series smart cards are fully compatible with the Microsoft® Windows® Smart Card Framework (WSF) and support Microsoft® applications such as Windows® Domain Log-On, VPN, Outlook®, secure Web access, and wireless LAN authentication.  Crescendo is supported by the Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, dramatically simplifying the deployment, management, and auditing of smart cards used for logical access control applications. Crescendo supports security applications from other vendors including:Single sign-onPre-boot authenticationDisk encryptionDigital signatures

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HID Global’s extensive pivCLASS portfolio enables customers to comply with government credentialing mandates
HID Global’s extensive pivCLASS portfolio enables customers to comply with government credentialing mandates

pivCLASS dual interface smart cards portfolio is a series of high security microprocessor cards for combined logical and physical access. The cards are utilised for two factor authentication, providing data confidentiality, digital signatures, secure remote access and desktop login. For physical access control, the cards include one or two contactless interface(s) to support over-the-air authentication with support for iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, standard iCLASS or Proximity. The credit card-sized credentials support FIPS 201 government deployments, while the highly durability card body makes the credentials ideal for a range of additional use cases, including government ID programmes. The cards are available as a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) for US Government employees and a PIV Interoperable (PIV-I) for US Government contractors. pivCLASS smart cards are also available as a Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) credential for use by governments around the world or private organisations that require highly secure access control for sensitive areas, including power stations as well as data storage, nuclear, water and petrochemical facilities and other critical infrastructures. Key benefits: Dual interface capability: single smart card chip with both a contact and a contactless interface, using shared memory and chip resources. Smart card chip integrates secure co-processor with high performance for cryptographic calculations with symmetric and asymmetric PKI keys. Large memory space to support PIV application (and associated data model) as well as other applications. Flexible support for post-issuance requests (add, update or delete for card applications/objects). FIPS 140-2 (security accreditation) and FIPS 201 approved as per NIST requirements. Supports HID Global's Secure Identity Object (SIO) for protecting the contactless interface (beyond the FIPS 201 data model). 

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HID Global launches a complete family of secure Contactless Payment and Identification Stickers
HID Global launches a complete family of secure Contactless Payment and Identification Stickers

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, has announced the addition of a convenient yet sturdy mobile sticker format to its family of contactless payment and identification cards. The stickers make it easier to add closed-loop payment and loyalty systems to existing automatic fare collection or retail systems, or to augment campus identification systems with new access control capabilities. They also can be affixed to mobile phones as a bridge to coming NFC mobile payment services.Unlike other stickers, HID's sturdy, adhesive-backed stickers include an internal ferrite layer that shields electronics from interference even when attached to items containing metal, such as mobile phones. They come in a breakout ID-1 card format and can be printed with customer information including serial numbers, activation codes, messages, brand elements and/or promotional text and artwork. HID Global offers print customisation in low quantities, providing companies with an economical way to extend their brand presence. To meet existing customer environments, HID's contactless payment and identification stickers are available with with MIFARE™, MIFARE DESFire™ and iCLASS® technologies, ensuring maximum flexibility in design and use.HID Global's contactless payment and identification stickers are available in both volume and sample quantities. HID's sticker customisation programme allows customers to choose from a variety of printing, laser engraving, programming, artwork and contactless chip technology options, upon request. In the field, stickers may be printed with brand elements, custom designs or other information using desktop card printers such as the Fargo® line of financial card printers with patented High Definition Printing (HDP™) technology. The single-use part can be discarded by the end-user after receipt.

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HID Global expands Its SlimFlex RFID Tag family with transponders designed to quickly mount to irregular surfaces
HID Global expands Its SlimFlex RFID Tag family with transponders designed to quickly mount to irregular surfaces

HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has expanded its SlimFlex Tag family of broadband UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders with the addition of the new SlimFlex Standard 200 and Standard 301. Designed for flexibility and durability, SlimFlex Tag transponders are among the most versatile UHF RFID tags available, enabling greater adaptability for a range of RFID tag placement options. The SlimFlex Standard 200 and Standard 301 tags are designed for quick, secure mounting using standard cable ties and can attach snugly to round or irregular surfaces, such as cylindrical containers, plastic pipes, bags, helmets or trees. An important feature is avoiding the use for screw holes on tagged objects, such as pipes, that could otherwise leak fluids and become inoperable. Like all SlimFlex tags, the new solutions are waterproof, food compatible and designed to perform in the harshest conditions. Additionally, the Standard 200 and Standard 301 tags are a high-visibility yellow for excellent colour contrast when laser-engraved with a barcode, text or logo. “Due to the flexible and durable housing the SlimFlex tag family offers, customers can now quickly and conveniently mount UHF transponders to irregular surfaces improving the reliability and performance of existing systems,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management, Identification Technologies with HID Global. “By applying these tags with a simple cable tie, customers gain better traceability of items where traditional inflexible transponders could not be used.” The new tags have read ranges up to 26.3 ft (8 m) when mounted flush to plastic or wooden surfaces. Due to its vertical mount option, the Standard 200 tag delivers comparable read range performance even on wet or metal surfaces. Built with a unique thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housing, the tags tolerate bending and exposure to harsh chemicals and temperatures. The SlimFlex family of  tags provide high resistance to aggressive liquids and UV rays, and deliver reliable performance and reading stability in heat up to 158° F (70° C) and sub-freezing temperatures to -40° F (-40° C).

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