HID Global Announces FIPS 201 Certification for iCLASS(R) Readers.
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IRVINE, Calif. -- HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, today announced that its iCLASS[R] R10, R30, R40, RK40 and RP40 model access control readers have been approved by U.S. General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records. (GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. ) as Transparent Contactless Readers for their FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) A series of publications issed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that specifies information security guidelines for federal government departments and agencies. 201 Approved Products List. The certifications now enable HID Global to provide government agencies and other organizations with a trusted source for FIPS 201 certified contactless smart card A smart card that uses radio frequencies to provide a wireless connection to the reader. The transmission range is only a couple of inches, but allows the card to be quickly passed by a reader in applications such as secured entrances. See smart card and UltraCard. readers. In addition to these readers, HID Global has also received approval on the iCLASS OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and 150 module to assist manufacturers in embedding HID's FIPS 201 approved products into their own.
The iCLASS multi-technology line allows an agency's access control system to function properly during the transition from current card technology to the new FIPS 201 card requirements. iCLASS readers simplify the conversion to the new standard because they are capable of simultaneously reading legacy cards and the new FIPS 201 cards. The readers are built on an extremely flexible platform that allows for numerous output configurations to address compatibility challenges with all access control systems and to permit the ability to be upgraded when needed.
"These certifications represent the first of many HID Global products being submitted for FIPS 201 certification. The certifications indicate our dedication and ability to support valued customers in the federal government with innovative access control products to meet their current and future needs," said Eric Widlitz, senior director, OEM and Government Channels, HID Global.
HID Global continues to work with government and industry leaders to address physical access control needs with rigorous standards of protection, securing many of the country's vital institutions. An industry leader in access control cards and readers, the newly certified FIPS 201 iCLASS access control readers are targeted to federal, municipal, state and local governments which must be prepared to respond to the everchanging regulatory landscape and technological advancements.
Check with HID for the latest part numbers and configuration options for FIPS 201 certified iCLASS readers.
About HID Global
HID Global is a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; digital identity and photo card management software solutions; secure card issuance solutions; and RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. electromechanical The use of electricity to run moving parts. Disk drives, printers and motors are examples. Electromechanical systems must be designed for the eventual deterioration of moving components that wear over time. The first TVs were electromechanical systems (see video/TV history). cylinders. Headquartered in Irvine, California Irvine is an incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28 1971, the 69.7 square mile (180.5 km²) city has a population of 202,079 (as of 2007). , HID Global operates international offices that support more than 100 countries and is an ASSA ABLOY Group company. To learn more, please visit www.hidcorp.com.
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