HID Global, the globally renowned provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that its next-generation Seos credential technology will enable Nymi Band 3.0 users to seamlessly open doors and authenticate to systems, devices and machines. Nymi Band 3.0 wearble wristband The Nymi Band is the world’s only workplace wearable wristband that, once authenticated, offers the convenience of continuously authenticating the identity of the user until it’s removed from the wrist. This delivers zero-trust security principles and access control using convenient fingerprint and heartbeat biometrics to users seeking touchless authentication. “Wearables are increasingly popular authentication for access to buildings, doors and assets, manufacturing systems with compliance traceability requirements, healthcare and defense markets and other hands-free applications, where users may not be allowed to carry mobile devices, cards or fobs,” said Steve Currie, Vice President and Managing Director of Extended Access Technologies with HID Global. Steve adds, “We are excited to provide these high-assurance authentication capabilities with the Nymi Band 3.0, an exciting new wearable on the market.” Integrated with HID Seos technology HID Seos technology gives the Nymi Band 3.0 all the capabilities of a secure smart card" In addition to physical and logical access use cases, Seos technology enables the Nymi Band 3.0 to be used for applications ranging from secure intelligent print collection and social distancing and contract tracing to contractor and visitor management, canteen and vending machine payment, and secure remote working. “HID Seos technology gives the Nymi Band 3.0 all the capabilities of a secure smart card, including its best-in-class cryptography that delivers superior data and privacy protection compared to other biometric and credential technologies,” said Chris Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nymi. Enhanced privacy and security Chris adds, “We believe these capabilities will fuel even faster adoption for our wristbands, which are already seeing rapid uptake in applications like pharma manufacturing with an emphasis on privacy, security and a natural user experience.” How it works: The HID Seos applet is loaded onto secure elements (SEs) inside a Nymi Band so they can carry security keys and encrypted firmware. Seos credentials are sent to the wristbands over a Near Field Communications (NFC) connection. Users enrol their fingerprint one time to the Nymi Band and the band is matched to the user identity. At the start of the work day, the user authenticates the band with their fingerprint, and the Nymi Band is enabled with strong assurance after it detects a heartbeat. Native support in HID DigitalPersona software also enables the wristbands to be used for Windows login with both Seos and FIDO2 passwordless authentication. Seos credentials support HID Signo and iCLASS SE readers that are broadly deployed in every major vertical market around the world. Integrated with unique biometrics The Nymi Band provides strong assurance of an individual's identity using their unique biometrics. Through On-Body Detection (OBD) and presence, the Nymi Band 3.0 ensures that it is always on the intended user and the user is physically present. The users’ biometric credentials never leave the Nymi Band 3.0 database, providing advanced security and privacy at all times.
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that it has acquired Access-IS, a provider of miniaturized reader devices that combine a number of key technologies ideal for mission-critical environments. Access-IS’s proven technology and solutions broaden HID Global’s technology portfolio, accelerate its vertical market expansion, and add new product offerings that help meet customers’ evolving needs for integrated, digitized solutions. Access-IS’s technology, products and solutions have been developed with a focus on innovative design and quality for over three decades. Identification technologies business From barcode reading and image processing for document scanning to near-field communication (NFC) and Europay, MasterCard® and Visa® (EMV) for mobile ticketing, Access-IS has brought to market a range of devices that have been deployed worldwide in major cities and countries across a number of key verticals including finance, transportation and government. HID and Access-IS share a similar purpose to embed trust in physical products as a bridge to the digital world" “Access-IS solutions are a good fit for HID. Strategically aligned with both our existing Extended Access Technologies business and HID’s transport and ticketing solutions in our Identification Technologies business, Access-IS will enhance HID’s industry leadership while positioning us for growth in a variety of attractive markets,” said Björn Lidefelt, CEO of HID Global. “HID and Access-IS share a similar purpose to embed trust in physical products as a bridge to the digital world.” Identity and security solutions The company extends HID’s technology and product portfolio with proven solutions deployed worldwide: More than 100 million transactions processed through Access-IS products daily and its installed base includes over 20,000 systems used in public transportation and ticketing around the world. More than 50,000 users of its identity and security solutions (e-Passport, e-ID and e-driver’s license readers for government and commercial applications). Installations in over 200 airports, including 20 of the top 30 airports in the world, and used by many of the world’s top airlines. Contactless payment readers In addition to building upon Access-IS’s existing vertical markets, HID will leverage the company’s technology to fuel further expansion, and EMV contactless payment readers from Access-IS will broaden HID’s offering in the financial sector and other markets. Access-IS was founded in 1985 and is based in Reading, UK. With 120 employees serving customers in over 200 countries, the Access-IS team has a strong core competency in enabling quick, accurate and reliable identification and payment in integrated solutions. This expertise complements HID’s know-how in driving innovation that ensures the safety and security of people and places around the world, especially in mission-critical environments. Access-IS is now a Business Unit within HID’s Extended Access Technologies’ Business Area, which is led by Steve Currie, Vice President and Managing Director.
HID Global, a globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced the launch of its smallest embedded reader module, the OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core. The latest addition to the proven OMNIKEY family makes it possible for systems integrators, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other partners to embed RFID into devices with limited physical space to accurately authenticate people, reduce fraud and protect sensitive data in a contactless way. OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core uses standard interfaces that make it ideal for embedding into constrained spaces and battery-powered devices. It enables everything from handheld devices, tablets, PCs and notebooks to keyboards, displays, monitors, and kiosks to be used across a range of applications in numerous vertical markets. “The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core opens new market opportunities for partners seeking to incorporate a host of new physical and digital use cases that were previously difficult to add due to space restrictions on the devices,” said Steve Currie, Vice President and Managing Director, Extended Access Technologies with HID Global. Steve adds, “At the same time, we are also making it possible to further simplify development and integration of readers with our comprehensive reader core software development kit (SDK).” Easy integration and flexible connectivity The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core accelerates time-to-market with numerous features for ease of integration The OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core accelerates time-to-market with numerous features for ease of integration, streamlined configuration and flexible connectivity. It includes modular approval certification for wireless devices, efficient power management (USB suspend/resume and remote wake up modes) and external off-board HF/LF and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) antennas or the option to design custom antennas that meet specific embedded requirements. Support for multiple frequency credential technologies For ultimate interoperability, the OMNIKEY 5127CK Reader Core supports multiple low and high frequency credential technologies within a single device and includes Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) application to support credentials in Apple Wallet. It also supports the latest mobile access solutions via NFC or BLE technology, as well as iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, HID Prox, MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2 credential technologies.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced it has collaborated with software company Alutel Mobility to power employee authentication at Newmont’s polymetallic mine in northeastern Mexico. HID’s OMNIKEY readers, Seos credentials, and Alutel Mobility’s solution with RAGTAB tablets and Alutel’s cellphone app, allow Newmont to safeguard and monitor multiple entry points and car access at rural and underground mine locations, which are often impossible to equip with readers and lack internet connectivity. How it works “With HID Global and Alutel Mobility’s help, Newmont has been able to establish an innovative access control system that is optimized for our specific needs,” said Daniel Tejeda, Project Manager at Newmont. “Previously, there was no control over who was on-site. We have gone from zero control to complete control.” Staff members simply tap their Seos credentials to a RAGTAB tablet with an embedded HID OMNIKEY reader The Alutel Mobility app displays the worker’s photo and data for increased visual verification, and connects with Newmont’s access control platform for authentication The tablet displays signals to allow or deny site access If there is no internet connectivity, the cellphone device saves the data collected and verifies once connection has resumed Employee verification solution The company processes more than 100,000 authentications with HID’s smart cards and cellphone IDs Alutel Mobility’s employee verification solution is in full operation at the mining company’s Peñasquito site in Zacatecas, Mexico, and is part of Newmont’s internal digital transformation initiative. Since implementation, the company processes more than 100,000 authentications with HID’s smart cards and cellphone IDs each month. “HID and Alutel Mobility are committed to bringing together our innovative technologies to power convenient and secure access that enables our customers to perform their job functions with confidence,” said Steve Currie, Vice President and Managing Director, Extended Access Technologies with HID Global. “Newmont’s solution delivers a highly secure process that addresses the need for monitoring, managing and authenticating employees in unconventional spaces.” Safety and efficiency The successful partnership among HID, Alutel Mobility and Newmont has laid the foundation for the company to examine future use cases to streamline processes, such as employee meal distribution. “This will significantly improve how we deliver lunch boxes to our workers, and there are a number of other potential capabilities to consider as we take advantage of this system’s capabilities for increasing safety and efficiency,” said Tejeda.
HID Global, globally-renowned provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced a strategic collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables. Fidesmo has integrated HID’s next generation Seos credential technology into secure element chips that are used in a wide variety of wearables. Connect contactless services to wearables “As wearables grow in popularity, organizations of all types will be confronted with the need to support new form factors for physical access and other popular applications,” said Steve Currie, Vice President and Managing Director of Extended Access Technologies with HID Global. Steve adds, “Working with Fidesmo to bring more use cases to wearables delivers on the promise of Seos credential technology to provide users the freedom to use their preferred device, whether it’s a phone, card or wearable, to easily navigate their daily life.” Seos credential technology Fidesmo can load the Seos applet into the tamper-resistant secure elements (SE) Considering that Seos credential technology is designed for flexibility, Fidesmo can load the Seos applet into the tamper-resistant secure elements (SE) produced by the most prominent chipmakers in the world. This will enable wearables manufacturers using the broadest range of SE chips to add building and parking access as well as complimentary applications to their smart watches, watchbands, rings and other devices. Authentication to PCs, IT systems and cloud Authentication to PCs, IT systems and cloud applications, secure print job collection, time and attendance, point of sale, and automated cashless vending, are some of the numerous additional applications supported by Seos credential technology. “The Fidesmo team is honored to join HID’s partner network and looking forward to our mutual journey as we provision HID’s secure access credentials over our platform,” said Mattias Eld, CEO, Co-Founder of Fidesmo. Enhanced access control solution He adds, “Working with HID we are forwarding our vision to enable people to choose their favorite wearable and connect and use it with any contactless service they need – anytime, anywhere.” The partnership makes it possible for employees to use their personal wearable device to add the access control service, and companies can also order a number of wearables for their dedicated use, in special areas or even adding more services to them, like payment or their employees' public transit job ticket. Integration of contactless services Fidesmo’s integration process allows wearables manufacturers to add contactless services to the tamper-resistant secure element in their devices. This also makes it possible for contactless service providers to distribute their services to many devices without the need for hardware. For wearables’ users, no pre-configuration is needed. They simply connect to the services and applications that have been provisioned to their wearable, easily and securely. Access control capabilities to wearables Adding access control capabilities to wearables also addresses environmental constraints, such as a clean room with specific gear and uniforms that preclude using smart cards and/or biometric identification, making it ideal for pharmaceutical production environments, as well as operation rooms, mining, car and food production, and anywhere where sanitization compliance is a priority.
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