IRVINE, Calif.—With the announcement today of the completion of its smartphones-as-keys pilot project at Arizona State University, HID officials hope more integrators will begin to investigate how NFC-enabled smartphones might fit into their access control offerings in the future.
ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.
IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global executives are excited to talk about the official launch of its new mobile access control platform—called iCLASS SE. It’s a platform, previewed at ISC West this year, that HID predicts will “usher in a new era of digital keys and new portable identity credentials.”
IRVINE, Calif.—Following closely upon its announcement to purchase Cardo, Assa Abloy on Dec. 21 announced its intent to buy embedded-hologram credential manufacturer LaserCard for $80 million.
Further, HID Global, which is owned by Assa Abloy, said the teaming of LaserCard and HID represents an important advancement in HID Global’s worldwide market position in the government sector and will significantly expand its portfolio of technology capabilities.
STOCKHOLM—Access control giant Assa Abloy announced Dec. 13 that it had acquired 63.6 percent of shares in Cardo, a supplier of industrial doors and logistics systems and other systems. Assa Abloy also announced a cash offer to remaining Cardo shareholders of SEK 420 ($61.52) per share.
NEW YORK—The transformed ISC East, now called ISC Solutions, opened here with a new look and crowded aisles yesterday.
Was it a function of more people being at the show this year as opposed to last? Or was it the skinny aisles that gave the illusion that there were more people? The official audited numbers won’t be available for more than a month, according to Ed Nichols of event organizer Reed Exhibitions, but attendees who spoke to
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said it didn’t matter. They were pleased with the number and quality of people attending the event.
IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global, a provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, on Oct. 11 announced parent company ASSA ABLOY has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ActivIdentity for $3.25 a share or approximately $162 million.