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Posted: 24 Jan 2017

Last month, you may have read about all of the exciting advancements we’ve made in innovative technologies in 2016, including the introduction of our mobileID platform, HID goID™. As we head into 2017, this momentum is continuing with some interesting trends. Specifically, we are seeing great interest in adopting mobile IDs as an extension — as opposed to a replacement — of physical IDs. This...

Posted: 09 Jan 2017

One of the promises of the internet of things (IoT,)  is to enable devices, the cloud and mobile applications to connect within the enterprise systems.  IoT is now used to bring disparate enterprise systems online to exchange data in a seamless manner. However, the inherent issue of identity management utilizing this approach still remains unsolved.

The Technology...

Posted: 10 Jan 2017

It is estimated that more than 90 percent of photo ID card inspections are undertaken visually and in the field.  In fact, visual inspections are often the first and primary form of document investigation and validation.  Any decisions to use a secondary inspection criteria are often based on the outcome of the visual inspection.  For this reason, good badge design and the...

Posted: 06 Jan 2017

I’ve had the fortune of participating in events where the discussion turned towards the convergence between physical and IT security.  This isn’t a new topic by any means, but it seems like market forces and technology trends might be working to pull these groups together.

I was recently on a panel discussion hosted...

Posted: 21 Dec 2016

A deeper look at today’s technological advancements shows a promising picture of a more connected workplace. The core challenge is managing the identity of an individual as they enter into and move through the building. Form factors can range from smart cards, to mobile phones, to wearables. Contactless technologies such as Ultra High Frequency (UHF) to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are used to...

Posted: 20 Dec 2016

As I look back at 2016, I am pleased to say we’ve had several program successes and new product introductions that have advanced the security, technology and design of Government-to-citizen IDs. Below are just some of the areas where we’ve made significant strides forward this year.

1. We retained our position as the prime contractor and supplier of the United States Green Card, which...

Posted: 13 Dec 2016

The new generation of employees is increasingly mobile, collaborative and social. This new work style is often referred to as “distributed work”, combining independent workspace, social interaction and formal/ informal collaboration in the office space. Traditional workspaces have difficulty encouraging efficiency, creativity or the well-being of employees. Real estate planners, office/...

Posted: 15 Nov 2016

For over a year, HID Global has been laying out the future of secure identities in the form of mobile IDs.  I’m happy to say that future is now very close to becoming today’s reality.  Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a webinar hosted by Mark Lockie, the publishing director of Security Document World.  This panel was comprised of secure identity experts from industry,...

Posted: 31 Oct 2016

Balancing between longevity and cost is at the heart of choosing a card material for your ID, badge or financial card printing solution. While design and technology are also concerns, the life expectancy of the card type you select for your next project plays a critical role in determining the long-term success of the project.

A card is only as effective as the material it is printed on...

Posted: 26 Oct 2016

Since the introduction of HID Trusted Tag Services, we have continued to promote the unique capabilities of adding trust to Internet of Things applications. And, I’m excited to say that we’ve launched the Tap Around the World program that combines charitable giving with HID Trusted Tag Services so travelers can prove they reached their destination…while donating to local causes at the same...

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