HID Global Launches HID Identity™ in EMEA Region

Card Service Bureau in Geroldswil, Switzerland, offers expertise in card production and customization

Haverhill, UK, June 22, 2007- HID Global, the trusted leader in secureidentity, today announced the EMEA region launch of HID Identity, a neworganization offering a comprehensive set of solutions for the deploymentof contact and contactless smart card-based identity credentials. Followingthe successful launch of HID Identity in the Americas, the newly formedservice organization will operate under the auspices of HID Global AG inGeroldswil, Switzerland.

HID Global combined the talents and resources of Interlock AG andPrintoplast GmbH, along with HID's EMEA Card Service Bureau, to launch thisnew unit that specializes in secure card manufacturing, identity relatedsoftware and credential issuance processes. As an expertise group withinHID Global, the newly formed HID Identity organization offers longstandingand industry-recognised expertise in multi-technology personal identitycard production, card customization and accessories.

The organization brings more than 30 years of experience in creatingmulti-technology personal identity cards. Offering unrivalled levels ofsecurity, sophistication and flexibility, the company's card production andprinting facilities in Geroldswil, Switzerland, are fully equipped to serveHID Global's EMEA customers. HID Identity highlights the strategicimportance that HID Global places on card production and personalisationfor its customers.

"As part of HID Global, HID Identity provides a unique combination oftechnologies, products, services and know-how unsurpassed in the industry,"noted Rene Blankenhagel, General Manager, HID Global AG.

"With HID Identity, we have a highly focused and dedicated internationalteam with distinctive skill sets equipped to add value to our customerofferings," said Tony Ball, Managing Director, HID Corporation Ltd.

The new organization will benefit HID Global's EMEA customers by locallyproviding expertise, support and first-class service. HID Identity willcontinue offering its extensive product portfolio to customers and iscommitted to their business and requested technologies. Over time, new cardproducts and services will be added to the company's current portfolio.

The announcement of HID Identity in EMEA also sees the creation of a newweb site, www.hididentity.ch, which will become a knowledge hub forcustomers over the coming months, outlining the company's full productportfolio with online order and tracking capabilities.