HID Introduces Government-Compliant Smart Card Readers

IRVINE, Calif.

HID has expanded its iCLASS® family of smart card products with readers that are compliant with the interoperability standards of the U.S. government. The readers, which comply with United States Government Smart Card Interoperability Specifications (GSC-IS), are designed specifically for U.S. government agencies, contractors and customers that are adopting contactless smart card technology.

“We have a well-earned reputation for providing HID customers with a clear migration path for adopting the latest technologies while meeting challenging new industry standards, specifications and guidelines,” said Eric Widlitz, HID’s manager for government technology and applications, in a statement.

Among the features of the new iCLASS readers are their ability to output Federal Agency Smart Credential Numbers (FASC-N), which the U.S. government plans to use as its primary identification string on all credentials.

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