HID Global’s iCLASS® Contactless Smart Card Technology Enables U.S. Bank’s Award-Winning PayID Card

HID Global’s iCLASS® Contactless Smart Card Technology Enables U.S. Bank’s Award-Winning PayID Card

Collaboration with U.S. Bank Reinforces HID Global’s Position in the Development of Converged Physical Access and Contactless Payment Solutions

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 28, 2010–HID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the recognition of its iCLASS® contactless smart card technology as a key component in U.S. Bank’s award-winning PayID card program. The PayID card pilot program, which recently won the 2010 Paybefore Award for Most Innovative Program, included HID Global’s iCLASS application. PayID uses a single, all-purpose card to provide contactless physical access to secure U.S. Bank facilities, along with contactless payments and traditional magnetic stripe purchases.

The Paybefore Awards are the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and stored-value card industry and HID Global was one of many companies that collaborated in the pilot program with U.S. Bank. HID provided the iCLASS access control technology for the contactless cards, readers and project support to U.S. Bank as part of their program. The HID iCLASS enabled PayID card contains contactless smart card chip technology from INSIDE Contactless, and CPI Card Group managed the production of the cards for the program.

“As the first card issuer in the United States to pilot the converged PayID card, U.S. Bank is thankful to HID Global and our other partners on this program for their technological expertise and commitment to helping us deliver a convenient, user-friendly solution to our cardholders,” said Dominic Venturo, chief innovation officer of Retail Payment Solutions for U.S. Bank.

“HID Global is proud to have been selected by U.S. Bank to work with other industry-leading payment companies in achieving the Paybefore Award,” said Mark Scaparro, senior vice president of sales and marketing Identification Solutions (IDS) at HID Global. “HID Global sees a growing demand for converged solutions, which combine access control with payment, vending or automatic fare collection (AFC). As such, we are continuing to forge innovation through additional pilots and deployments with higher education, government, healthcare and corporate accounts as part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing customer value.”

HID Global’s iCLASS Contactless Smart Card Product Family

Optimized to make identity and access control more powerful, HID Global’s iCLASS contactless smart card technology provides versatile interoperability and is used in such diverse applications as access control, cashless payment, logical access, biometrics, mobile applications, time and attendance and more. HID Global is also dedicated to delivering innovative products that address the need for contactless payment solutions, such as the recently announced 5321 PAY reader–the first stand-alone desktop reader to be granted EMVCo CL 2.0 Level 1 type approval.

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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