HID Global announced the availability of its latest access control readers and credentials based on the company's new iCLASS SIO technology-enabled (SE) platform. This platform initiates a transformation in how secure identity is delivered and managed by introducing technology-independent digital credentials that can be deployed for use on smart phones, microprocessor-based cards, contactless smart cards, USB tokens and related devices.

The iCLASS SE platform is based on open standards and supports a wide array of smart card technologies.   “iCLASS SE provides a standards-based platform for implementing exciting new applications for NFC-enabled mobile phones,” said Selva Selvaratnam, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, HID Global.

HID Global's iCLASS SE access control platform is based on a combination of Secure Identity Object (SIO) technology on the credential side and the SIO Processor on the reader side which perform similar functions to traditional cards and readers, except they use a standards-based, technology-independent and flexible identity data structure that provides a new level of security, portability and performance.  SIO digital credentials also support data authenticity and privacy while inhibiting data cloning by binding information to a specific credential for additional authentication and encryption on top of device-specific security. These SIO digital credentials features enable the iCLASS SE platform to improve security in traditional card and reader applications while enabling new market opportunities for carrying secure portable credentials on NFC smart phones and other devices.

iCLASS SE and multiCLASS SE readers, iCLASS SE, iCLASS SE clamshell, iCLASS SE with MIFARE and MIFARE DESFire EV1 credentials are available now. The SIO Processor is available to early access customers.


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