HID Global’s EDGE™ Enhances eAXxess™ Security Management Software from MAXxess

HID Global’s EDGE™ Enhances eAXxess™ Security Management Software from MAXxess

IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2008–HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that the EDGE™ family of IP-based access control products will be incorporated into the eAXxess™security system by MAXxess, creating a complete open architecture system that extends the IP network all the way to the door.

The IP-based EDGE provides a complete access control hardware infrastructure with contactless smart card capabilities. eAXxess leverages EDGE’s ability to provide fully distributed intelligence and decision making right to the door, using the IT infrastructure to the maximum extent possible. Additionally, the open architecture also enables organizations utilizing the EDGE-optimized eAXxess solution to build a customized security management system that easily integrates with existing card readers and other devices.

“HID Global is pleased to have MAXxess as an EDGE development partner. eAXxess enabled with EDGE creates a powerful security management package that provides multi-tasking support and flexibility,” said Brenton Scott, executive director of Business Development, Networked Access Solutions for HID Global. “Partners that embrace EDGE, such as MAXxess, realize the significant customer value enabled by the industry’s shift towards IP-based solutions.”

Using a single network connection, an EDGE device may be configured using eAXxess software, eliminating the need for additional software, hardware or interfaces. Providing a simplified connection to IT infrastructures, eAXxess leverages the enterprise’s IT infrastructure, allowing companies to derive benefits such as scalability and flexibility, as well as acquisition, installation, operational and ownership cost savings.

About MAXxess Systems Inc.

MAXxess Systems is a leading provider of a new generation of security systems and information frameworks. MAXxess systems are event-driven, IP-based and integrate most safety, security and emergency management functions. MAXxess Systems is headquartered in Anaheim, California and can be reached at (800) 842-0221 (option 1) or at http://www.maxxess-systems.com.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted, worldwide leader in providing solutions for the delivery of Secure Identity. The company is focused on creating customer value with product, service and know-how solutions for access and identification-related applications. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide supporting customers in more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.


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