HID Global EdgeDeveloper™ Provides Software Development Tools to Extend the Power of Next Generation Edge IP Access Platform

HID Global EdgeDeveloper™ Provides Software Development Tools to Extend the Power of Next Generation Edge IP Access Platform

Development kit unleashes the power of Edge Evo™

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2009–HID Global, the trusted worldwide leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the launch of EdgeDeveloper™Kit, a key tool for development to Edge Evo™, the next generation of HID’s revolutionary access control platform. OEM software host system providers that need a quick development ramp up to Edge Evo will find EdgeDeveloper to be an optimal tool for developing to the latest products designed to extend and enhance the functionality and support of the successful Edge platform.

To streamline development, EdgeDeveloper is an all-encompassing developer kit that includes plug-and-play hardware, enhanced API and critical documentation. By providing these tools, developers can test a wide spectrum of actual use case scenarios to create visionary applications on HID’s award-winning Edge platform.

Developers using the EdgeDeveloper Kit are able to take advantage of enhanced security and versatility supported by the new Edge Evo platform. These include:

  • Broad support of locking hardware through 12/24V selectable outputs
  • Enhanced flexibility through input/output add-on modules
  • Increased security with 2-reader application support
  • Robust system performance through expanded transaction storage
  • Plug-n-play installation and high security communication with Hi-O-connected devices
  • Thin form factor for cost-effective installation in almost any environment

As a response to the strong growth and market adoption of IP based access control readers, HID has answered customer demand by evolving the leading access control Edge platform. Excitement surrounding the next generation of Edge has been validated by key Network Access Partners who have already begun developing to Edge Evo.

EdgeDeveloper’s application programming interface (OPIN® API) provides an extensive array of access control functions that allow for a wide choice of custom configurations. For the convergence of physical security and IT access technology, programs written utilizing the OPIN API allow for future host software options–the hardware stays the same! Available through HID’s Network Access Partners, Edge® solutions are ideal for a broad variety of enterprise, small- and medium-sized business, government, education, remote monitoring and managed access applications.

To learn more about access control solutions for transitioning to IP-based technology and to find a complete list of HID’s Network Access Partners, please visit http://www.hidglobal.com/edge.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets, including physical and logical access control, card personalization, eGovernment, cashless payment and industry and logistics. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 1,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

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