HID Global News

Further acquisitions in the pipeline for parent company ACRE

One of the biggest recent security divestitures in the news was the sale of Mercury Security to HID Global, which occurred around a year ago. The seller in that transaction was ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises), also the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet. We recently spoke to founder and CEO Joe Grillo, a 30-year industry veteran, about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future, and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury sale. Q: What’s new wit...

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’ smart...

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 t...

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 expe...

LEGIC technology platform offers secure identification and connectivity for ID and IoT applications

The five LEGIC components Connect, Mobile SDK, reader IC, smartcard IC as well as key and authorisation management are seamlessly working together to provide a powerful technology platform for secure ID and IoT applications. For example, for BLE mobile ID, use Connect to deploy ID rights onto mobile devices running an app which is built on LEGIC’s mobile SDK (Android or iOS). The mobile ID rights can then be easily accessed by a reader incorporating a LEGIC reader IC. All three of these L...

Essex Electronics’ iRox-T reader utilises HID technology for high-security turnstile applications

Professional grade access control technology developer and manufacturer Essex Electronics recently announced the release of the revolutionary iRox-T Turnstile Reader. The iROX-T is a multi-technology reader designed for high-security turnstile systems. It provides streamlined migration for upgrading to the most secure credential technologies by closing the gap to growing security threats with powerful, cost-effective embedded HID iCLASS SE technology that supports a wide range of credentials. T...

Dispatches from Security Essen 2018: New layout, artificial intelligence and GDPR

Security Essen 2018, held in Messe Essen, Germany, promised attendees a newly modernised trade show with a simplified layout and more interactive experience. Compared to previous years, halls were reorganised by technology area, with aisles laid out to make more direct pathways for attendees. The fair welcomed 950 exhibitors and more than 36,000 trade visitors from the global security market. Several manufacturers mentioned that footfall had been lighter than expected, but that the show had del...

HID acquires Crossmatch to expand secure authentication and biometric identity management solutions

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a provider of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies....

GSX 2018 day one reflects consolidation and acquisiton

The Global Security Exchange (GSX) seems smaller this year, which is not surprising given the absence on the show floor of several big companies such as Hikvision and ASSA ABLOY (although their subsidiary HID Global has a big booth). A trend affecting the number of companies exhibiting at GSX 2018, and other trade shows, is industry consolidation, which is impacting the show even beyond the fewer exhibitors this year in Las Vegas. GSX is the new branding for the trade show formerly kno...

Altronix introduces Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure and Power Integration Solutions at GSX 2018

Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount...

HID Global Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint technology earns perfect score in international fake-finger certification tests

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced its patented Lumidigm multispectral imaging solution is the first fingerprint technology certified to the ISO/IEC 30107-3 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) standard, which focuses on anti-spoofing and liveness detection to determine whether fingerprint data captured from the sensor is from a real, living person or from a plastic fake or other artificial copy. Since the specification’s release more than a year ago,...

HID Global chooses Plasco ID as provider for FARGO Connect cloud-based card issuance solution

Plasco ID, an integrator of identification solutions, announced it has been chosen as a trusted provider of HID FARGO Connect, the cloud-based card personalisation and issuance solution by HID Global that untethers printers from dedicated computers and eliminates the need for locally installed ID management software or ID card printer drivers. Now, previously ‘isolated’ card printers are transformed into smart edge devices, bringing enhanced flexibility and productivity to end-user c...