HID Global To Deliver Keynote Address on Government ID Industry Landscape at National eID and ePassport Conference

IRVINE, Calif., October 3, 2012HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will address key Government ID industry and technology topics in multiple sessions at the National eID and ePassport Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 8th and 9th, 2012.

In his keynote address “The Changing Future of ID Management”, Craig Sandness, vice president of sales for Government ID Solutions with HID Global, will present an overview of the changing landscape in the creation and management of eID and e-passport projects, drawing on the company’s experience in the delivery of major programs in Europe, North America and the Middle East.  Illustrating the importance of continual innovation in the goal of achieving optimal reliability, Mr. Sandness will highlight advanced product offerings including HID Global’s unique crack prevention technology for eID credentials.

“eID-based documents have taken the secure ID world by storm, delivering security and convenience for citizens and governments worldwide” said Sandness. “These products help dramatically reduce waiting time at passport control, borders and other checkpoints, and can incorporate numerous onboard technologies to provide governments with a host of new and tangible benefits.  However, to support this generation of secure credentials, an environment of continuous innovation and development is essential.”

In a specialist workshop entitled “Looking back, moving forward: Applying the success and lessons learned from the e-passport revolution, Adam Tangun, vice president of sales for Europe, Government ID Solutions with HID Global, will lead a workshop examining challenges overcome and advances resulting from the creation of customized programs for government customers.  Frequently combining multiple ID technologies on a single platform, program examples from Mr Tangun’s contribution will highlight innovations in construction, integration and issuance.

HID Global offers an end-to-end portfolio of highly secure, custom government-to-citizen ID solutions. From component supply to integrated solutions delivery, offerings include professional consulting services, data capture, card management, distributed ID personalization and issuance solutions, world-leading credentials and e-documents, readers, inlays, prelaminates, LaserCard® optical security media, and FARGO® ID card printers/encoders and laminators. The company’s solutions have been deployed in 28 countries for major projects that include national ID, e-passport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license, and vehicle registration programs worldwide.  Additional information on the complete portfolio of HID Global’s government ID solutions can be found at http://www.hidglobal.com/main/citizen-id/.

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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 www.hidglobal.com.

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