HID Marks Smart Card Milestone

IRVINE, Calif.

HID, the manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, announced it has reached a milestone by shipping its 200 millionth credential (access control cards, keys and fobs) to the government offices of Los Angeles.

“This event marks a significant milestone in HID’s history as the rate of adoption of our iCLASS contactless smart card technology continues to accelerate around the world,” said Denis Hebert, president of HID, in a prepared statement.  “We’re especially proud to commemorate this achievement with Los Angeles, a long term HID customer that shares our commitment for delivering secure and convenient access control.

Los Angeles selected an iCLASS and Prox combination card that features 13.56-MHz contactless smart card and 125-kHz proximity technology into one ISO standard card.  The city also took part in HID’s Corporate 1000 Program, which enables the city to issue a single, universal card for use by employees for multiple sites and purposes.  A hologram of the city seal was used on the iCLASS card to combat counterfeiting, and individual card numbers are given to avoid duplication.

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