About HID

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HID Global Mission

HID Global is the trusted leader in products, services and solutions related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers worldwide. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is focused on creating customer value and is the supplier of choice for OEMs, integrators, and developers serving a variety of markets that include physical access control; IT security, including strong authentication/credential management; card personalization; visitor management; government ID; and identification technologies for technologies for a range of applications. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.

HID Global Customers

HID Global is dedicated to ensuring that when customers purchase Genuine HID products and solutions, they are purchasing absolute confidence in performance, value and service. HID Global's products, solutions and services are exclusively sold through a well-established network of OEMs, developers, systems integrators and distributors worldwide. End-users of HID Global solutions include many Fortune 1000 customers as well as businesses and organizations in virtually all industry sectors, including government, healthcare, retail, industrial, commercial, airports/ports, finance and education.

HID Global Partnerships

HID Global’s RFID and contactless technologies lead the way for strategic partners to use Genuine HID technology to create innovative solutions that enable end-users to “do more than open the door”. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global also is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers whose goal is to cost-effectively and conveniently solve enterprise business problems by extending the use of a single secure credential.

HID Global Locations

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide with international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global has production facilities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe, as well as research and development centers all over the world.

Products and Technologies

  • Physical Access Control
  • HID Global provides the industry’s most extensive portfolio of readers, cards, controllers and software to create, manage and use secure identities. Built with interoperability in mind, HID Global’s open platform supports multiple credential technologies and offers the greatest degree of flexibility and choice in secure access control. Consisting of leading brands including Seos®, iCLASS SE®, standard iCLASS®, pivCLASS®, SmartID®, HID Prox and Indala® Prox, HID Global's access control readers and credentials feature low-frequency (125 kHz), high-frequency (13.56 MHz) and multi-technology solutions. Genuine HID® networked access solutions, including VertX® controllers and EDGE® IP-based access control hardware are designed to meet the demands of open architecture, IP-centric environments. Visitor management solutions include EasyLobby®, bringing security and professionalism to the management of vendors and guests.

  • Identity Assurance Solutions
  • HID Global offers an integrated logical access control portfolio consisting of strong authentication, credential management, and single-credential solutions that enable enterprise, financial services and government customers to meet their security and compliance requirements with the industry’s broadest range of identity assurance solutions. Enabling customers to prove and establish trust in a person’s identity when accessing resources on the network, HID Global’s ActivID® strong authentication and smart card solutions are relied upon by more agencies than any other provider. HID Global has issued more than 100 million credentials to enterprise, government and commerce customers worldwide.

  • Secure Issuance Solutions
  • HID Global’s FARGO® secure issuance solutions provide the world’s broadest portfolio of card printers / encoders for custom card personalization, creating high-quality color photo IDs and encoding smart cards. With the industry’s first fully modular, scalable and future-proof Direct-to-Card™ (DTC®) and High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) printer portfolio, along with its complete line of visual security products and accessories, HID Global’s secure issuance solutions meet the card customization needs of small businesses, global enterprise organizations, and government agencies worldwide. In addition, HID Global offers complete card read/write interoperability for all Genuine HID® and other technology cards.

  • Government-to-Citizen ID Solutions
  • As a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, HID Global is a proven and respected brand in the access control and secure ID solutions industry. HID Global’s Government ID Solutions provides governments worldwide with an end-to-end of highly secure, custom government-to-citizen ID solutions. The company has shipped more than 150 million eIDs in over 50 countries for major projects that include national ID, e-passport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license and vehicle registration programs worldwide.

  • Visitor Management
  • HID Global solves the security and management problems of manual visitor logs with EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management solutions that automate the entire process of registering a visitor, from logging a guest to printing a badge and electronically scanning the guest’s ID to capture detailed information in seconds. Visitor management systems continue to move beyond the businesses to schools, hospitals and other institutions, and increasingly are integrated with access control systems for the most efficient badging.

  • HID Connect® Partner Solutions
  • HID Global’s embedded solutions combine its strength in secure credentialing with partner solutions to solve business problems by extending the use of a single credential. Partner solutions using Genuine HID Technology™ include biometrics, mobile access, secure print authentication and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, in addition to a wide array of other applications. For contactless and contact-based, EMV-compliant and proprietary financial transactions systems, HID Global offers smart card and RFID products and services, including MasterCard PayPass® certified and Visa® contactless compliant products.

  • Embedded Solutions
  • HID Global’s embedded solutions combine its strength in secure credentialing with partner solutions to solve business problems by extending the use of a single credential. Partner solutions using Genuine HID Technology™ include biometrics, mobile access, secure print authentication and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, in addition to a wide array of other applications. For contactless and contact-based, EMV-compliant and proprietary financial transactions systems, HID Global offers smart card and RFID products and services, including MasterCard PayPass® certified and Visa® contactless compliant products.

  • Identification Technologies
  • HID Global has extensive experience in secure, contactless technology including transponders and reader module solutions and offers a broad portfolio of field-proven RFID tags across diverse industrial vertical markets, including asset tracking and logistics, waste management, animal ID, retail and manufacturing, and healthcare. HID has delivered over one billion RFID tags worldwide, and the RFID solutions offer out-of-the-box reliability, in conjunction with tag durability and performance under extreme conditions. All tags incorporate read-write capability in device memory so that the tags’ stored data can be actively updated or read, ultimately improving business performance through tracking or quality control.

HID Global Company History

  • 1991: Formed as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft
  • 1995: Became a subsidiary of Palomar Technological Companies; changed name to HID Corporation
  • 1996: Acquired Sensor Engineering, adding Wiegand products
  • 2000: Acquired by ASSA ABLOY
  • 2001: HID acquired Motorola's Indala RFID access control business
  • 2003: Acquired the card and reader business of Dorado Products, Inc.
  • 2006: Acquired Fargo Electronics and merged with Indala to form HID Global
  • 2006: Merger of HID Global and ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology (ITG)
  • 2007: Acquired Integrated Engineering, adding flexible MIFARE-based reader technology
  • 2010: Acquired ActivIdentity, a global leader in identity assurance
  • 2011: Acquired Lasercard, leading provider of secure ID solutions
  • 2012: Acquired EasyLobby, the industry leader in secure visitor management solutions
  • 2013: Acquired Codebench, a leader in physical security identity management particularly for the government sector
  • 2014: Acquired IdenTrust, a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions
  • 2014: Acquired Lumidigm, a global leader in biometric authentication solutions