Augmented Reality — The Physical Access Control Game Changer

What is it?

Wikipedia defines Augmented Reality (AR) as, “an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are ‘augmented’ by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.”

More simply put, AR technology superimposes a computer-generated image onto a user's view of the real world using cameras and screens such as those built into your mobile phone or tablet.

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The HID Aero controller product line provides a complete and fully functional hardware, firmware, software library and tool infrastructure for access control software providers. The product line is ideal for access control providers that do not want to incur the ongoing costs of designing, manufacturing and maintaining panel hardware along with the critical access control logic that commonly resides locally in access control panels.

HID Global Fingerprint Reader is Recognized by the SIA, World’s Top Industry Association for Physical Security Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, April 11, 2018 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that the company’s iCLASS SE® RB25F fingerprint reader is a winner in the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) program, announced annually during the ISC West Conference.

HID Global’s Game-Changing Augmented Reality Tool Innovates How Integrators, Installers and Consultants Use Its Access Control Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, April 11, 2019 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today introduced a game-changing augmented reality tool that innovates how integrators, installers and consultants deploy and use HID’s access control products. The new HID AR Reader Tool optimizes and expedites installation, while simplifying onsite upgrades and support with a powerful combination of 3D data and guided animations in real-world environments. 

HID Global Brings Reliable Biometrics Authentication to the Door with Launch of New Fingerprint Reader

AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2019 – In the past, biometrics solutions for access control were often deployed with reduced security thresholds because their imaging technology, which routinely yielded false fingerprint rejections, resulted in long authentication lines at the door. HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced its new fingerprint reader that merges credential excellence with HID’s globally-patented multispectral imaging technology to address this issue and fuel broad adoption of biometrics at the door. 

HID® iCLASS SE® Express R10

HID® iCLASS SE Express® R10

The iCLASS SE Express R10 is designed to simplify the selection process by offering a cost-effective fixed configuration that combines Seos physical card credential compatibility with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near-Field-Communication (NFC) technologies to support HID Mobile Access®. For use in niche low security applications, an option is also available to read credentials with ISO14443 unique identification (UID) numbers.

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The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader is part of HID Global’s extensive line of biometric solutions for physical access control. Designed for two-factor authentication using fingerprint and/or high frequency credentials, the iCLASS SE RB25F offers superior performance, with mullion mount capabilities and Seos® support for securing high value doors. Built for extensibility in demanding applications, the iCLASS SE RB25F supports a broad array of high frequency credential technologies and comes standard with HID Mobile Access® and OSDP.

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