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HID Global’s New iCLASS Seos Wins ASIS 2012 Accolades Security’s Best Award
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New iCLASS Seos Card to be Recognized for Innovation at ASIS International 2012

IRVINE, Calif., September 13, 2012 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its new iCLASS? Seos? card has been selected by the ASIS International organization as a winner of the 2012 ASIS Accolades Security’s Best competition, which recognizes the industry’s most innovative new technologies, products and services. Judges representing a cross-sector of end-users and technology experts evaluated more than 30 entries before selecting HID Global’s iCLASS Seos credential as one of the most innovative new solutions for 2012.

“HID Global is honored to have the iCLASS Seos credential, the latest addition to our award-winning iCLASS? SE platform, be recognized by one of the most respected organizations in the security industry,” said Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and chief technology officer with HID Global. “Our commitment to continually support customers with a growing ecosystem of highly adaptable, interoperable and secure access control solutions, using a combination of smart cards, microprocessor cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices, has led to this ASIS Accolades award win. This recognition is further validation of our industry leadership and innovation, which has continued to drive the industry and redefine the delivery of secure identity.”

HID Global continues to enhance its iCLASS SE platform to deliver new capabilities for meeting current and future access control requirements. The addition of the iCLASS Seos card reinforces the platform with increased security, privacy and portability. Featuring a standards-based universal card edge, the iCLASS Seos is multi-application credential that supports a flexible data model to accommodate requirements from the most demanding applications. The credential is portable for use on NFC smartphones and provides data confidentiality /strong authentication with state-of-the-art cryptography for mutual authentication and data encryption that protects the privacy of contactless communications. The iCLASS SE platform, including iCLASS Seos cards, also supports Seos digital keys from HID Global parent company ASSA ABLOY, which has launched a Seos ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys on mobile phones with NFC technology.

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. Primary brands are ActivIdentity?, EasyLobby?, FARGO? and HID?. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global? is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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