HID Global unveils signature line of readers

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global today announced the launch of HID Signo, its signature line of adaptable, interoperable readers that create a secure approach to access control. The new readers simplify system deployment and management, meet security requirements of today’s dynamic environments and set organizations up smarter, more connected access control. 

“With the industry now seeking to use access control systems as a backbone for creating intelligent environments, consultants, integrators and end users are increasingly demanding more versatile, high-performance solutions,” Harm Radstaak, vice president and managing director of physical access control solutions, HID Global said in the announcement. “HID Signo is built on an open platform and delivers on our commitment to innovation with its unprecedented flexibility and robust set of forward-looking features that optimize workplace experiences. Our goal is to put more choices in the hands of our customers and give them peace of mind in knowing they can continually adapt their systems as requirements change.” 

For rugged, outdoor performance, the readers are IP65-rated with no additional gasket needed and feature a capacitive touch keypad, resistant to harsh weather conditions. 

HID’s new readers are packed with smart features, such as automatic surface detection that recalibrates and optimizes read performance based on the mounting location. Additionally, the readers are interoperable with over a dozen physical and mobile credential technologies so organizations can use their technology of choice and easily migrate to the latest solutions at their own pace. 

Delivering multi-layered security with built-in support for Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) technology, the readers store cryptographic keys on certified EAL6+ secure element hardware and customer authentication keys can be used to further enhance security. HID’s patented velocity-checking feature also protects against brute force rapid electronic attacks.

With support for Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) to enable Student IDs in Apple Wallet, HID Signo is driving the next wave of flexibility and convenience with mobile access. 

HID Signo’s connectivity-by-design model empowers administrators to remotely configure and diagnose readers as well as monitor status through a centrally managed and connected reader ecosystem. Additionally, configuration can be further streamlined through the controller via the OSDP.

“HID’s novel approach to access control also lays the foundation for a future of cloud-connected systems that will enable new applications and innovative capabilities, such as the ability to proactively anticipate and address system issues before they occur,” Radstaak added. 

HID Signo readers are available through Advantage Partners in major markets worldwide, with a phased roll out in selected regions.