updated 9/30/2010 11:46:21 AM ET 2010-09-30T15:46:21

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced it has expanded its secure identity credentials offering to support the latest MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 technology. The MIFARE DESFire EV1 card joins HID Global's widely adopted iCLASS™ card portfolio to expand customer options for deploying the highest levels of security, while maximizing the value of their credential investment by enabling multiple applications on a single card.

HID's expanded secure Genuine HID™ card offering includes both MIFARE DESFire EV1-only and combination MIFARE DESFire EV1/Prox credentials. Available in PVC and durable composite PET/PVC construction, the cards are designed for diverse applications and can accept an embeddable contact chip for logical access ID systems.

"HID's latest cards are ideal for multi-technology migration requirements, and enable MIFARE DESFire EV1 applications to be added to an existing HID Prox-based access control system," said David Nichols, Director, Market Strategy for Secure Identity with HID Global. "This and other HID Global migration options enable customers to move from legacy low-frequency to advanced high-frequency technology. By providing the latest MIFARE DESFire EV1 card technology, HID extends the Genuine HID value proposition and supports customers with the industry's broadest range of secure identity credential technologies."

To provide the most extensive range of backwards compatibility with existing systems, HID high frequency cards are available with prox and magnetic stripe options. In addition, MIFARE DESFire EV1 cards can be programmed to user specifications and fully personalized with a wide range of customization options that are offered through HID's Identity on Demand™ services. HID Global's MIFARE DESFire EV1 cards reinforce the Genuine HID value proposition, extending the company's complete line of interoperable solutions and associated support offerings that optimize security investments over time.

MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology is proven and reliable, and delivers transaction times of less than 100 milliseconds for a typical secure transaction. Based on open global standards, the technology is fully compliant with ISO 14443A 1-4 specifications and has been awarded CC EAL 4+ certification for card security.

Availability

HID Global's new MIFARE DESFire EV1 credentials are available in all regions from the company's network of distributors, OEMs and system integrators. More information can be found at http://www.hidglobal.com/DESFEV1.

HID will be demonstrating its full line of readers and credentials at Security Essen 2010, October 5-8 in Hall 12, stand #216 at the Essen Trade Fair Ground in Essen, Germany, and at ASIS International 2010, October 12-14 in Booth #601 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. 

About HID Global

HID Global is a trusted leader in solutions that deliver secure identity for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets, including physical and logical access control, card personalization, eGovernment, cashless payment and industry and logistics. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 1,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

HID, Genuine HID, iCLASS, Identity on Demand™ and the HID logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. MIFARE and DESFire are registered trademarks of NXP.

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