HID Global, a secure identity solutions company, today announced the launch of its HID Mobile Access solution in India. The solution makes use of Bluetooth Smart and NFC-enabled smartphones and other mobile devices as an alternative to keys and smart cards. It will also introduce the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology which will make it possible for users to unlock doors and open gates from a distance.
“HID Global’s mobile access solution will help organizations take advantage of the latest technology advances to improve security, convenience and user experience. We already see growing Indian enterprises adopting mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Large enterprise CIOs and Chief Innovation Officers are keen to understand how personal devices like smartphones can be further empowered to boost employee productivity and growth,” says Ranjit Nambiar, Director, IAM, India & SAARC, HID Global.
The solution enables the use of digital credentials on NFC enabled smartphones to open doors and significantly improves security while enhancing the user experience by making it easier to deploy and manage keys, as the digital key can be downloaded remotely in real time, the company said in a press release. HID Global has also created a unique and user friendly HID Secure Identity Service portal. The portal is designed for administrators to conveniently and efficiently manage the portal by simply sending users an invitation to download and register an HID Mobile Access App directly to their Bluetooth- or NFC-enabled phones, so that Mobile IDs can be immediately issued, provisioned or revoked over the air.
HID Mobile Access is used with mobile-enabled iCLASS SE and or multiCLASS SE® readers, and includes Mobile IDs, HID Mobile Access Apps and access to the HID Secure Identity Services™ portal for managing users and issuing or revoking Mobile IDs. The mobile-enabled readers are also interoperable with 125 kHz HID Prox and high-frequency technologies including iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, standard iCLASS®, MIFARE®, and MIFARE® DESFire® EV1, which optimizes flexibility for using both cards and mobile devices.