HID Global Launches Asure ID® Software Development Kit

IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 19, 201l – HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the release of its Asure ID® Software Development Kit (SDK) that enables more powerful card personalization software for FARGO® and all major desktop card ID printers. As part of the company’s Asure ID card personalization solutions used by organizations to design, manage, print and encode identification cards, Asure ID SDK is a set of modules and tools for third-party developers to incorporate Asure ID card personalization features into their own credential management systems.

Asure ID SDK enables developers to streamline the entire card personalization process by fully integrating technology card programming and card design templates into credential management systems, allowing end users to leverage one software interface to design, encode and print ID cards. Asure ID SDK also simplifies the card personalization integration into access control and other applications through Asure ID SDK tools and its application programming interface (API) commands.

“By making it possible for developers to easily integrate technology card encoding such as iCLASS® smart card programming using a FARGO printer for on-site, customized numbering and increased card security, Asure ID SDK offers highly valuable and unique resources to the large number of integrators seeking this functionality,” said Nils Wahlander, product marketing manager with HID Global. “In addition to the features that simplify development, Asure SDK resources ultimately empower end users to easily create, manage and print professional quality photo identification cards.

Additional information on Asure ID SDK industry-unique tools and comprehensive resources are located on the Asure ID Software Development Kit product web page.

Asure ID Software Developer Kit is available for demonstration at HID Global Booth #2400 during this week’s ASIS International seminar and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, September 19-23. The Asure ID Software Development Kit will be available for purchase on September 28, 2011.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 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.