IFSEC 2014 - Reflecting on another outstanding year!


IFSEC International is one of the most important EMEA trade show events and we were delighted that it proved to be yet another exceptional success for HID Global. Visitors to HID Global’s booth were greeted with the overarching theme of ‘Create, Manage and Use,’ addressing our broad range of secure identity solutions. Over the three days, our booth was constantly busy with prospects and customers keen to learn more about how to create secure identities using the FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC®) printer line, and how to effectively manage secure identities via HID Secure Identity ServicesTM that covers all requirements and aspects of cards and digital credentials for mobile access. They were particularly interested in our iCLASS SE® platform with its card and reader migration solutions for moving to higher security, interoperability and future technologies, which is a significant trend in this region.  

Other important themes for HID Global at this year’s show were demonstrations by key vertical markets. A change in location from Birmingham to London, after many years meant that we were excited to welcome an increased number of end users to the booth from a wide range of industries. They were very interested in learning more about our successful customer-centric deployments in the Enterprise, Healthcare, Education and Financial Services (Banking) markets that highlighted operational cost efficiencies, next generation access control solutions and the convergence of physical and access control solutions. End users were also able to gain a first-hand understanding of how the company’s secure access and smart card solutions conveniently address real-world security challenges. 

Throughout the event, the booth was abuzz with questions and excitement about our emerging mobile access technologies that simplify mobile access and make it more convenient than ever. Prospects and customers were genuinely ‘wowed’ by what they saw and echoed the opinion that this emerging technology is exactly what the industry is looking for. Further, visitors were enthused by live demonstrations from the newest member to the HID Global product family - Lumidigm’s leading-edge biometric solutions that offers strong authentication capabilities. 

As we reflected on HID Global’s technologies, products, solutions and services that garnered high levels of interest at this year’s event,  we were filled with many new ideas on how to continue nurturing our customer-centric strategic approaches for a stellar IFSEC 2015!