HID Global

Contact company
  • Haverhill Business Park, Phoenix Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7AE, United Kingdom (UK)
  • http://www.hidglobal.com
  • +44 (0)1440 714 850

HID Global Overview:

HID Global is focused on creating customer value worldwide with technology-based access solutions, issuance solutions, embedded technology solutions and logistics technology solutions. HID is selected more than any other brand in the convergence of physical and logical access control.

In addition, the company develops, manufactures and markets ID components, products and services typically deployed with national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 1,900 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.

  • Products
  • Access Control
  • Smart Cards
  • Biometric
  • Card personalisation
  • Custom Print
  • Proximity Cards and Readers
  • iCLASS
  • Industries
  • Security
  • Airports
  • Food & Beverage Industries
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Banking
  • Any industry

HID Global news

HID Global extends goID platform for government offering mobile identities to citizens from authorised agencies

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, has extended its HID goID platform so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple authorised issuing agencies. The platform is now available as a cloud service in a packaged HID solution or as a new, in-country offering operated locally with support from HID support teams. The new goID Gateway manages the provisioning of fully encrypted mobile identities from a central issuance system to citizens’ smartphones while ensuring the privacy of all personal information. “We are delighted to announce the expanded capabilities of our market-leading goID platform with the addition of our flexible in-country goID Gateway,” said Rob Haslam, Vice President Worldwide Sales with HID Global. “Now governments can choose whether to contract the management of end-to-end encrypted mobile ID provisioning services to HID or to invest in their own provisioning service, either on-premise or in the cloud.” Ensures complete confidentiality The goID Gateway has recently been added to HID’s end-to-end ePassport solution used by the government of Tanzania to enable provisioning mobile ‘electronic passports’ to citizens’ smartphones if their physical passport booklets have been stolen or lost in another country. The goID in-country gateway also creates the opportunity for any public entity to deliver localised and dedicated mobile ID services to Tanzanian citizens in the future. End-to-end encryption ensures complete confidentiality of personal information to protect the issuing entity, citizens and gateway service provider The goID platform is for issuing secure identity documents to citizens’ mobile phones. End-to-end encryption ensures complete confidentiality of personal information to protect the issuing entity, citizens and gateway service provider, while allowing secure over-the-air provisioning, updating and revoking of mobile IDs. Role-based verification The goID Gateway is offered as a managed service operated by HID or, as in the government of Tanzania’s case, an in-country offering operated locally. The goID Gateway enhances the features of goID which include remote enrolment and provisioning, off-line verification, remote verification, role-based verification services, Bluetooth engagement and customisable functionality. HID Global is a provider of government-issued identity documents for national ID, ePassport, foreign resident ID, driver license, vehicle registration and other programs, with greater than 150 million shipped across more than 50 countries. The company’s products and technology can be found in sixty percent of all government-issued electronic identity projects around the world.

HID Condition Monitoring solution enables smart facilities to achieve AI-based maintenance for their assets

HID Global®, a provider of identity solutions, announced it has dramatically elevated the machine learning capabilities in its HID Condition Monitoring solution through high-bandwidth vibration sensors that help manufacturing facilities employ AI-based technology to monitor the health and performance of motors, rotating equipment, and other assets.  The cost-effective solution makes it possible for plant managers to extend their predictive maintenance strategies to all factory assets that, until now, have typically been vulnerable to unexpected downtime and repairs.  HID Condition Monitoring specification  HID Condition Monitoring, enabled by Bluvision™, features the new high-performance BEEKs™ Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons for on/off detection, duty cycles, temperature and vibration monitoring. Their enhanced measurement, edge computing and machine learning capabilities use high-speed vibration trend analytics and cloud-based AI to learn baseline pre-deployment behaviours to generate a model of normal activity. In addition to triggering real-time alerts immediately upon detecting a change in status, this data enables facilities to better establish proactive maintenance, inspection and operation strategies and drives more informed decision making. Edge computing and machine learning capabilities use high-speed vibration trend analytics “Our low-cost condition monitoring solution offers real-time, continuous visibility into the operating behaviour of machines that were previously unmonitored due to cost restrictions, making it possible for smart manufacturing plants to address downtime beyond critical and semi-critical equipment,” said Brad Hopkins, Director of Condition Monitoring Product Management, HID Global. “Together with AI-driven cloud analytics, plant managers can now use historical trends and notifications to enhance their predictive maintenance approach throughout the entire factory or fleet, which helps reduce unplanned downtime across the board." Smarter Operations Installed in 15 facilities at global consumer goods manufacturer to integrate deep vibration analysis with programmable logic controller and computerized maintenance management system data to make better maintenance decisions. Major airports in the United States and Europe are using HID Condition Monitoring at baggage claim carousels, escalators and other “people mover” systems to reduce gate-to-curb times, while driving more predictive maintenance models. One of the world’s largest steel manufacturers uses HID’s solution to monitor temperature and vibration on motors in a 70 to 80 degrees Celsius environment. This enhances their predictive maintenance strategy and helps reduce the unplanned downtime of their equipment, which is responsible for an annual crude capacity of 25.3 million tons.  AI driven condition monitoring solution Our AI-driven condition monitoring solution provides a quick and easy way for these companies to gather and monitor actionable data"John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer of Bluvision added, “The combination of the beacon’s sophisticated features and our cloud processing engine enables companies to address real problems in a very different manner than traditional solutions that are predicated on manual machine monitoring and planned maintenance strategies.  Instead, our AI-driven condition monitoring solution provides a quick and easy way for these companies to gather and monitor actionable data needed for predictive maintenance programs, while also moving toward Industry 4.0 for smarter operations.” In addition to a range of manufacturing use cases, HID Condition Monitoring is ideal for cold chain supply management, where temperature-sensitive products (such as food, medicines and vaccines) can be monitored throughout production, storage and distribution. Major OEMs are also offering HID Condition Monitoring to smart manufacturing plants across a variety of industries around the world.

HID Global combats counterfeiting with its IoT-based brand protection solution

Protecting major brands against counterfeiting and grey market activities is a global challenge, which yields the same result regardless of the industry: lost sales and a poor customer experience that are damaging to the brand. HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, has responded to this escalating issue by increasing its investments in HID’s IoT-based brand protection services and expanding its community of partners who develop and deliver seamless front-end experiences to global brands and consumers. Securely authenticating products with mobile HID leverages Apple’s NFC read capabilities to drive mass adoption and help the average consumer avoid being duped by counterfeit products" These initiatives are bringing peace of mind to both manufacturers seeking to safeguard their brands and consumers who want to verify the authenticity of their purchases in a trusted IoT environment. HID Trusted Tag Services make this possible by securely authenticating products from the time of production, through every step of the distribution process, and at the point of consumer sale–all with a simple tap of an Android or iOS phone.  “As a pioneer of brand protection, HID is able to quickly leverage Apple’s NFC read capabilities to drive mass adoption and help the average consumer avoid being duped by counterfeit products,” said Mark Robinton, Director Business Development and Strategic Innovation at HID Global. “Our solution goes beyond adding trust to the global supply chain; it also opens a secure channel for brands to engage directly with consumers as part of their brand loyalty strategy.” Authentication solutions to prevent counterfeiting  In the United States, New York City based partner Blue Bite has launched an authentication suite, which uses HID Trusted Tag Services for major European brands, in partnership with Italy based Temera. “Brands are adopting product authentication to help protect against the negative effects of counterfeiting," said Mikhail Damiani, Blue Bite CEO. "We've developed a highly secure and scalable authentication solution that uses the power of NFC to empower both brands and customers alike in their fight against this growing issue." In Canada, Toronto based partner Authentic or Not is working with HID to provide a secure brand authentication experience to major brands. Ahmer Beg, Founder and CEO of Authentic or Not, added, “With our patented technology, we are in the business of adding intelligence to products and unlocking real-world engagement with consumers. HID Trusted Tag Services provide the secure bridge between products and the digital world to make this possible. We see a future where counterfeit goods can be easily rooted out and brands can provide customers with VIP experiences through our platform.” Using HID Trusted Tag Services In the United Kingdom, London based partner Skute is using HID Trusted Tag Services to unlock real-time, hyper-personalised experiences for a new wave of fan engagement. “Our platform is shifting the paradigm in fan engagement by giving consumers secure, authentic and direct access to their favourite musical artist, athletes, teams and brands, all via a variety of creative form factors so organisations can facilitate exclusive direct marketing experiences. This exclusivity translates to the younger market too–in industries such as gaming, toys and music–where Skute gives parents peace of mind that their children can safely engage with various channels in a ‘ring fenced’ IoT ecosystem,” said Dan Lewis, CEO of Skute.  In Australia, Tasmanian based partner AusNFC uses HID Trusted Tag Services with their web application Old Kimpton Distillery and McHenry Distillery. “We believe that HID Trusted Tag Services are changing the game for securely authenticating brands. Being able to stay connected and engage with their consumers as part of building brand loyalty was a deciding factor when Old Kimpton Distillery and McHenry Distillery chose HID for brand protection,” said Larry Hower, CEO of AusNFC. Combining cloud authentication with NFC tags HID Trusted Tag Services combine HID’s cloud authentication services with its trusted NFC tags that come in many form factors for variety of product shapes and sizes requiring brand authentication. HID’s trusted NFC tags are embedded into each product during the manufacturing process, and are easily read using NFC-enabled smartphones (both Android and iOS v11 and newer). The advanced cryptographic capabilities of the embedded tags make them virtually impossible to be cloned or copied, and the extended security features in HID’s cloud authentication service provide privacy-preserving brand authentication and consumer engagement in a closed and trusted environment.