HID Global’s identiCLASS™ and veriCLASS™ Embedded Reader Platforms Selected as Finalists for SESAME Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes Innovation in Identification Solutions

IRVINE, Calif., October 20, 2010 – HID Global, trusted worldwide leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its globally certified identiCLASS™ and veriCLASS™ embedded reader platforms for e-government, cashless payment and ticketing systems have been selected as finalists in the CARTES 2010 SESAME award competition.  The world-class platforms are based on universally adaptable contactless reader technology, and include a broad range of developer support tools, including a patent pending remote server technology, global product approvals and technology certifications that enable manufacturers of e-ID authentication systems to significantly speed time to market with their finished solutions.

Based on 395 submissions received from leading manufacturers, integrators and developers in the card industry worldwide, the company’s two embedded reader platforms have been jointly recognized as one of only four finalists in the SESAME identification/ID card award category.

“With our scalable embedded reader platforms that are enriched by  HID’s Developer Center, Embedded Device Manager and Developer Tool Kit support resources, developers are equipped with everything they need to speed time to market for their e-government, cashless payment and ticketing solutions,” said Mark Scaparro, senior vice president of Identification Solutions (IDS) with HID Global.  “We are thrilled to have HID’s world-class innovation recognized through the selection of identiCLASS and veriCLASS as finalists in the prestigious SESAME award competition.”

In its 15th consecutive year, the SESAME awards represent an unchallenged seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as the global standard for card manufacturers and related industries. The awards will be presented December 6 at the SESAME awards ceremony in Paris, France.

HID will be demonstrating its identiCLASS embedded reader platform at the ICAO Worldwide Symposium, November 1-3 in booth # 21 at the ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, and both identiCLASS and veriCLASS embedded reader platforms at CARTES 2010, December 7-9 in stand #2 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris.

Product Information
The identiCLASS is an e-ID embedded reader platform that offers developers for federal, state, and local government markets, e-ID authentication systems manufacturers and state security printers the ultimate flexibility to design-in turnkey e-government solutions.  HID Global’s veriCLASS™ payment and ticketing embedded reader platform provides terminal manufacturers and system integrators the necessary features and resources to build their products that support both closed- and open-loop payment schemes. Standards and technologies supported include MIFARE, iCLASS, FeliCa, Calypso, PayPass, payWave and ExpressPay.

The platforms include full CE and FCC modular approvals and HID Global’s comprehensive developer support offering – including its Developer Center, Embedded Device Manager and Developer Tool Kit – enabling developers of e-ID, cashless payment and ticketing systems to accelerate certification and time to market for their finished solutions.