HID Strengthens Ability To Deliver Identification Solutions With The Addition Of Synercard

HID Strengthens Ability To Deliver Identification Solutions With The Addition Of Synercard

Newly Acquired ID Software Developer Brings Digital Identity and Photo Management Capability to Market Leader in Access Control Cards and Readers

IRVINE, Calif., April 6, 2005–HID, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced that Synercard Corporation, newly acquired by ASSA ABLOY’s Identification Technology Group (see related ITG press release) will become part of HID. Synercard will be managed by the HID executive team and continue to design and distribute digital identity and photo card management software products, including the popular ASURE ID line of identification software products. “We are pleased to welcome Bruce Bianco and the Synercard team to HID,” said HID’s president, Denis Hébert. “Synercard brings HID a unique opportunity to significantly enhance value-added card personalization services for our customers.”

“This acquisition aligns Synercard’s innovative and proven card management technology with an industry leader,” said Bruce Bianco, president of Synercard Corporation. “We look forward to working closely with HID and the opportunities this relationship will bring our collective partners and customers.”

About Synercard Corporation

Headquartered in Canada’s National Capital Region, Synercard Corporation is a leading provider of intuitive, fully interoperable digital identity software solutions. Since 1997, Synercard has been designing and distributing robust digital identity and photo card management solutions that enable organizations of any size anywhere to create, manage and verify an individual’s identity. With over 4000 customers, Synercard products are sold through an international distribution channel. For additional information, please visit Synercard’s Web site at http://www.synercard.com.

About HID Corporation

HID is the premier global supplier of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry. With over 200 million credentials (cards, fobs and keys) in use worldwide, HID leads the industry in 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz RFID card and reader technology for a wide range of applications including access control, IT secure authentication, time and attendance, digital cash/cashless vending, automotive vehicle identification, and biometric verification. HID’s award-winning product line includes iCLASS® 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards and readers, 125 kHz proximity, magnetic stripe, and Wiegand technology cards and readers. The company also provides specialized card manufacturing services including custom pre-printed graphics, micro printing and anti-counterfeiting elements, holograms or ultraviolet ink for increased card security. HID is headquartered in Irvine, California, with international offices supporting more than 100 countries. The company is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group. To learn more, please visit http://www.hidcorp.com.

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