for Converged Access to the Door and IT Resources

for Converged Access to the Door and IT Resources

Crescendo is a series of multi-technology smart cards that provide users with highly secure access to the door and IT resources. Crescendo smart cards combine technologies, services, and know-how with unique attributes to deliver a trusted solution for secure identity-related applications. The out-of-the-box, standards-compliant cards offer support for existing physical access control and strong authentication applications.

HID Global delivers a complete solution of secure smart card IDs and credentials in a variety of form factors for physical and logical access control as well as converged solutions for building and computer access, transit payment, cashless vending, biometrics and other applications.

HID provides the industry’s broadest range of smart card-based credentials such as cards, tags and keyfobs. As part of its portfolio, HID offers non technology IDs as well as single technology, multi technology, and contact chip-based smart cards.

Crescendo C1100 Series Smart Cards
Open and standard-based smart card for Identity Assurance Solution
Crescendo C1150 Series Smart Cards
Out-of-box smart card for converged access (logical and physical access control) for immediate deployments with Microsoft mini-driver based applications as well as HID's ActivIdentity products.
Crescendo C1300 Card
Dual interface card for future proof and advanced security installations. It features an HID Seos vault for compatibility with the HID iCLASS SE ecosystem
HID 144K FIPS Series
Hybrid card with United States National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST FIPS 140-2 certification. Available with a choice of Seos, iCLASS, MIFARE Classic or MIFARE DESFire physical access.
Crescendo PIV
Dual Interface card approved by the United States General Services Administration as a FIPS 201 compliant PIV credential that is part of the HID Global PIV Enterprise and PIV Express solutions
Crescendo Temporary Access Card
Ready to use, PIV-like credential designed for visitors that are not PIV-eligible. It does not require deploying new credential management or PKI infrastructure.