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HID Global announces mobile access control systems and ID card printers

HID wants you to put off that lanyard ID you hang on your neck, for your mobile phone is the new ID.

Interesting proposition, isn’t it? That is what 57 percent of security professionals predict, nearly half of them Indians in the APAC survey conducted by HID Global.

A mobile access technology uses app on the software part and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) or NFC on the hardware front to gain access. The app is encrypted and can be password protected. Connecting the app to the server, an authentication layer can be added to the access control, which makes it much more secure and remotely operable than a card flashing system.

It is convenient and user friendly for both people and security professionals to use. Future devices, like a Smartwatch can also be used by extending the app to their ecosystem, without an extra cost.

HID Global announced a broad set of solutions, investments and strategic alliances in creating a secure mobile access system. The security major runs an R&D center in Bangalore, India and has presence in over 100 countries.

“Our survey results reveal that organizations across sectors are realizing the potential of mobile access control as it has the capability to ease organizational friction by making both physical and logical access as seamless as possible. However, the awareness around the security aspect is still low in India,” said Mr. Vishwanath Kulkarni, ‎Director of Sales – India and SAARC (PACS) at HID Global.

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“But, if nearly one-third respondents feel that multi-factor authentication is key, then mobile access technologies will definitely see higher uptake eventually, as it provides an ideal platform for exciting implementations of stronger authentication,” he added.

Survey –

33% – will convert to mobile access due to its convenience
38% – have already deployed or plan to deploy mobile access in the next three to six months
86% – felt the most appealing overall feature was to connect a mobile phone to a tablet or laptop for secure computer login and access to cloud applications or web services
39% – think card system is cheaper
50% – were looking beyond physical access control and were keen to deploy biometric applications of mobile access solutions.

HID Global also announced the availability of its latest Direct-to-Card FARGO DTC5500LMX and FARGO HDP5600 ID Card Printer/Encoder in India.

FARGO HDP5600 ID Card Printer

FARGO DTC5500LMX is a low cost but durable ID printer that offers a 40 percent savings in consumables costs, has a 45 second first print + laminate time and can print continuously for long durations (over 20 hours). View specs.

The FARGO HDP5600 adds high definition and double sided printing and lamination. View specs.


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