HID Global Unveils New Partnership Arm


HID Global announces the launch of HID Connect, a new hardware and software partnership arm aimed at expanding the use of HID’s technology beyond its manufactured products.

Led by Debra Spitler, executive vice president, HID Connect will offer a platform for software and hardware development capabilities for applications and products that use HID 13.56MHz iCLASS and 125kHz proximity technologies.

Applications under current development include time and attendance, PC secure log-on, point-of-sale/cashless vending, biometrics, parking, arming/disarming of security alarm panels, electronic standalone, battery-powered door locks, and other communication systems.

HID Global announced at the recent ASIS Int’l exposition that HID Connect will offer third-party providers the ability to grow their businesses by helping end users utilize existing HID technology-enabled cards for new applications. The program encompasses a number of initiatives, including embedded technologies (such as OEM modules embedded in third-party hardware), the HID Connect Partner program, Axio™ RFID electromechanical locking cylinders and finished goods integrated into applications and solutions outside of the traditional physical security space.

“HID Connect is focused on positioning HID as a platform provider to help expand and support the new ‘ecosystem’ that requires a single credential for many day-to-day applications,” Spitler says. “HID Global’s strength in all aspects of secure credentialing allows us to extend the use of a single secure credential to cost-effectively and conveniently solve additional business problems throughout an enterprise.”

Based on the level of partnership, Spitler says, partners may benefit from the HID Connect program through a number of cooperative promotions, such as exposure in HID tradeshow booths, solutions seminars, lead sharing, cooperative advertising and other forms of marketing and development support.

Companies interested in working with HID Connect can contact Debra Spitler to begin working with an account representative.

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