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HID Global Speeds Cashless Payment and Ticketing System Development with New veriCLASS Embedded Reader Platform

HID Global, trusted worldwide leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its veriCLASS payment and ticketing embedded reader platform, the first comprehensive and scalable solution that gives developers everything they need to speed time to market for products that support both closed- and open-loop payment schemes plus all major contactless technologies and protocols in one system. The platform is based on universally adaptable contactless reader technology, and includes a broad range of integration tools, support, and global product approvals and technology certifications. The associated Developer Tool Kit, online Developer Center and Embedded Device Manager enable integrators to take their own contactless solutions to market faster.

“Until now, it was difficult for payment and ticketing system manufacturers to offer a single reader solution that was capable of simultaneously supporting closed-loop payment schemes like automatic fare collection, and open-loop debit/credit card schemes on the same reader platform,” said Mark Scaparro, Senior Vice President of Identification Solutions (IDS) with HID Global. “With veriCLASS, we are raising the bar by offering an innovative, world-class product that, coupled with HID’s Developer Center, provides system integrators, terminal manufacturers, OEMs and solution providers with everything they need to bring finished solutions to market faster than ever before.”

The open veriCLASS platform supports all popular card technologies including MIFARE, DESFire and iCLASS, a broad range of protocols and payment schemes including FeliCa, EMVCo, Calypso, MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave and American Express expresspay, and all major operating systems including Windows? and Windows CE. Linux and Mac will be supported early 2011.

The scalable veriCLASS platform is designed for current contactless technologies and will accommodate contact cards as well as future payment technologies and functional requirements. Remote servicing, diagnostics, firmware upgrades and life cycle management of embedded veriCLASS readers are all enabled by the Embedded Device Manager. The platform includes full CE and FCC modular approvals, enabling OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers of cashless payment and ticketing systems to accelerate certification of their finished solutions.

“Our newly introduced veriCLASS platform is supported by HID’s unique and comprehensive integrator offering - including our Developer Center, Embedded Device Manager and Developer Tool Kit – that leverage HID Global’s broad, industry-leading reader and card expertise,” said Dr. Selva Selvaratnam, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with HID Global. “This offering gives developers the pre-certified hardware, firmware, tools and support necessary to build easily-upgradeable solutions that support the full range of cashless payment and ticketing applications, technologies, protocols and payment schemes.”

The veriCLASS platform can be embedded into a broad range of payment and ticketing equipment including handheld, point-of-sale (POS), kiosk and retail payment terminals, enabling applications such as automatic fare collection and ticketing, cashless payment, banking/ATM, vending and loyalty solutions. It includes three modules that are supported by HID’s comprehensive Developer Tool Kit, Developer Center and Embedded Device Manager:

? 3300 Reader Core – Designed for space-constrained applications such as handheld payment devices; supports up to four external contactless smart card interfaces; CE-approved.
? 3500 Reader Board – Designed for terminal applications, providing straightforward integration with an embedded antenna and onboard SAM socket; FCC Modular approved.
? 3700 Enhanced Reader Board – Designed for ticket vending machines and applications requiring multiple antennas.
? Developer Tool Kit – Includes thorough documentation, a veriCLASS developer board and antennas along with a veriCLASS 3300 reader core, drivers, test credentials and sample code.
? Developer Center – A secure, online developer portal for access to all relevant technical resources, software tools, demonstration applications, configuration tools and documentation required to accelerate solution designs.
? Embedded Device Manager – An integrated Web server gives integrators and system administrators access to embedded veriCLASS readers, enabling local or remote service and diagnostics, firmware upgrades and product life cycle management.

The veriCLASS offering joins HID Global’s identiCLASSTM embeddable reader hardware platform to give developers a broad range of turnkey embedded reader solutions spanning cashless payment and e-government applications. The two platform families have been jointly recognized as one of only four finalists in the identification/ID card category of the SESAME awards competition, an annual recognition of the industry’s most innovative card-related products. The awards will be presented December 6, 2010 at the CARTES & IDentification conference in Paris, France.

The veriCLASS Developer Tool Kit and 3300 reader core samples are available now, as is access to HID’s Developer Center. The online veriCLASS Developer Center is completely devoted to cashless payment and ticketing embedded reader platform developers, offering CAD drawings, application notes, product specifications, drivers and a dedicated technical support area. Developers can access HID Global’s Developer Center at
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