HID Global Drives Initiative for Partners to Develop NFC Trusted Tag Applications at RFID Journal Live! 2013


ORLANDO, Fl., April 30, 2013 RFID Journal Live! 2013 HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, is driving an initiative for partners to develop NFC Trusted Tag applications with the launch of its HID Trusted Tag™ Services Software Developer Tool Kit (SDK). Operating within the Trusted Identity Platform™ (TIP), HID Trusted Tag Services is the company’s latest NFC innovation that offers a cloud-based service to confer trust and provide security to readily available NFC tags. In addition to its new SDK, HID Global is seeking to extend technology licenses to qualified partners to enable third-party development of novel internet-of-things NFC applications using its HID Trusted Tag Services. HID Global’s focus areas of use for new applications include:

  • Authentication of items such as birth certificates, college diplomas, deeds of trust, and certificates of authenticity for luxury or unique items, as well as high-value works of art and other documents.
  •  Secure data management for trusted chain of custody, asset service history, warranty records, secure logging and other secure transactions.
  •  Trusted authorizations, including a wide range of user scenarios such as access to URLs and innovative smartphone applications such as a virtual intercom and others.

“Since introducing HID Trusted Tag Services last November, HID Global has created a comprehensive developer program for partners to accelerate time to market and cultivate a broad ecosystem of NFC Trusted Tag solutions,” said Mark Robinton, manager, Technology Innovation, with HID Global. “We invite partners to join HID Global in developing new and exciting NFC applications that offer convenient solutions for brand protection and document validation, secure data logging and enabling trusted actions, while providing a platform for managing the future internet of things.” 

HID Global will also demonstrate its new proof-of-concept Virtual Intercom application for the first time worldwide and showcase additional NFC Trusted Tag use cases at RFID Journal Live! 2013 in the company’s booth #722 from April 30 – May 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.

HID Trusted Tag Services SDK Availability
The HID Trusted Tag Services SDK is available now. For more information, visit HID Global’s booth at RFID Journal Live! 2013 or contact HID Global at [email protected].

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About HID Global’s NFC Trusted Tag Services
HID Trusted Tags Services is a cloud-based platform for secure NFC tags and services that eliminates the inherent risks of authenticating original documents, processes and high-value assets as well as data-logging with traditional sign-off procedures. HID Trusted Tag Services also enables the authorization of trusted actions, such as access to websites and a range of applications.  The ecosystem includes a comprehensive portfolio of HID tag, inlay and card solutions that can be used anywhere, at any time with NFC-enabled readers, smartphones or mobile devices within the services’ secure Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) boundary.  HID Trusted Tag Services can also be used with RFID tags from other manufacturers.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivId®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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