HID Global collaborates to expand use of wearables

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Monday, April 27, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, in collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables, announced its integration in HID’s next-generation Seos credential technology to secure element chips that are used in wearables. 

“As wearables grow in popularity, organizations of all types will be confronted with the need to support new form factors for physical access and other popular applications,” Steve Currie, VP and managing director of Extended Access Technologies with HID Global, said in the announcement. “Working with Fidesmo to bring more use cases to wearables delivers on the promise of Seos credential technology to provide users the freedom to use their preferred device, whether it’s a phone, card or wearable, to easily navigate their daily life. 

Fidesmo can load the Seos applet into the tamper-resistant secure elements (SE) produced by the most prominent chipmakers in the world. This enables wearables manufacturers using the broadest range of SE chips to add building and parking access as well as complimentary applications to their smart watches, watchbands, rings and other devices. Authentication to PCs, IT systems and cloud applications; security print job collection; time and attendance; point of sale and automated, cashless vending are some of the numerous additional applications supported by Seos credential technology. 

“The Fidesmo team is honored to join HID’s partner network and looking forward to our mutual journey as we provision HID’s secure access credentials over our platform,” Mattias Eld, CEO and co-founder of Fidesmo, said. “Working with HID, we are forwarding our vision to enable people to choose their favorite wearable and connect and use it with any contactless service they need — anytime, anywhere.”