ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.
IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global executives are excited to talk about the official launch of its new mobile access control platform—called iCLASS SE. It’s a platform, previewed at ISC West this year, that HID predicts will “usher in a new era of digital keys and new portable identity credentials.”
IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global, a provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, on Jan. 6 announced that the company’s director of government relations, Kathleen Carroll, has been elected chair of TechAmerica’s identity management committee. Carroll has been vice chair of the committee for the past two years, and will now serve as chair through 2012.
IRVINE, Calif.—Following closely upon its announcement to purchase Cardo, Assa Abloy on Dec. 21 announced its intent to buy embedded-hologram credential manufacturer LaserCard for $80 million.
Further, HID Global, which is owned by Assa Abloy, said the teaming of LaserCard and HID represents an important advancement in HID Global’s worldwide market position in the government sector and will significantly expand its portfolio of technology capabilities.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—FST21, a provider of intelligent controlled access and automation solutions and services, in early November announced a new technology partnership with access control provider HID for integration of its RFID technology into FST21’s intelligent building solution SafeRise.