HID Identity™ Launches iDIRECTOR™ Technology for Easy ID Card Application Control

IRVINE, CA, March 28, 2007—HID Identity, a newly-launched organization within HID Global focusing on providing secure identification solutions, is previewing its next generation photo ID and ID card application software, Asure ID Exchange version 5.7, featuring iDIRECTOR technology at Booth #15053, ISC West, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas. The new software takes photo ID to the next level with its iDIRECTOR technology, a flexible and powerful platform that significantly eases the deployment of identity credentials.

The latest in the award winning Asure ID photo identification software line, version 5.7 launches the iDIRECTOR technology platform, allowing multiple applications to be loaded onto a smart card via a single, seamless process. The software features the following application modules from HID technology partners: RF IDeas Air ID for logical access control; QI Systems’ Qi WaveTM for electronic vending applications; and Bioscrypt Fingerprint for biometrics, all accessible on a drop down menu. Now multiple applications can be loaded onto a smart card in one easy step at the time of issuance.

“As a leader in smart card technology, HID Global’s goal is to make it easier for end- users to deploy multi-card applications in an enterprise environment,” said Mark Scaparro, executive vice president of Global Strategy, HID Global. “Asure ID version 5.7 helps users achieve this goal with its built-in iDIRECTOR technology and access to three smart card applications right out of the box. Our overall strategy is to enable our end-user customers’card program by making iDIRECTOR available as a development platform that reduces cost and time to market for technology partners, OEMs and system integrators.”

Due to iDIRECTOR’s component architecture, licensees can integrate the technology into host applications, allowing OEMs and system integrators to extend their current products with smart card offerings. Future technology partners of HID Global will find iDIRECTOR reduces development efforts for enabling their applications to be smart card ready and allows them to tap into the company’s global distribution channel.

"HID Identity’s iDIRECTOR represents a significant step forward in simplifying the issuance of multi-application smart cards,” said Stephen Riegel, vice president, Business Development, QI Systems. “For end-users, this means a streamlined process that reduces costs. From a commercial standpoint, we are excited about the opportunities this technology brings as a distribution platform for QI Systems and other application providers."

Asure ID Exchange version 5.7 incorporating iDIRECTOR technology will be available from HID Identity in Q2 of 2007.