HID Global’s iCLASS SE Platform Selected as Finalist for 2011 SESAME Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes iCLASS® SE™ for Innovation in Both the Identification/ID Card and Trusted Internet/Authentication Categories

IRVINE, Calif., October 4, 2011CARTES & Identification 2011HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its iCLASS SIO technology-enabled (SE) platform has been selected as a finalist in the CARTES 2011 SESAME award competition. The platform is based on the company’s new Secure Identity Object (SIO) model and introduces technology-independent digital credentials that can be deployed for use on smart phones, microprocessor-based cards, contactless smart cards and related devices. 

Based on 317 submissions received from leading manufacturers, integrators and developers in the card industry worldwide, the company’s iCLASS SE platform has been recognized as one of only three finalists in both the Identification/ID Card and Trusted Internet/Authentication SESAME award categories.

“By enabling Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled mobile phones and other devices to carry digital credentials, iCLASS SE transforms how secure identity is delivered and managed while also providing an unprecedented increase in system security,” said Anthony Ball, senior vice president of Identity Access Management with HID Global. “HID Global is very proud that iCLASS SE has been recognized for its world-class technological innovation in the SESAME award competition.”

The SESAME awards represent an unchallenged seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as the global standard for card manufacturers and related industries. The awards will be presented on November 14 at the SESAME awards ceremony in Paris, France and HID Global will be demonstrating its iCLASS SE platform at CARTES & Identification 2011, November 15-17, booth F002 Hall 3 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Product Information
Based on open standards to support a wide array of smart card technologies, HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform extends physical access control beyond traditional cards and readers to enable deployment of NFC-enabled mobile access with digital credentials while providing users with the ability to dynamically increase security levels and efficiently address changes in requirements as they occur.
The iCLASS SE platform includes field-programmable readers that feature energy-efficient intelligent power management, SIO technology-enabled digital credentials, and an SIO Processor™ Developer Tool Kit (DTK) for developing products to the iCLASS SE platform.

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; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 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.