HID Global acquires Access-IS

Issue 7 2020 News

HID Global announced that it has acquired Access-IS, a technology provider of miniaturised reader devices that combine a number of key technologies ideal for mission-critical environments. Access-IS’s technology and solutions broaden HID Global’s technology portfolio, accelerate its vertical market expansion, and add new product offerings that help meet customers’ evolving needs for integrated, digitised solutions.

Access-IS’s technology, products and solutions have been developed for over three decades. From barcode reading and image processing for document scanning to NFC and EMV for mobile ticketing, Access-IS has brought to market a range of devices that have been deployed worldwide in major cities and countries across a number of key verticals including finance, transportation and government.

“Access-IS solutions are a good fit for HID. Strategically aligned with both our existing Extended Access Technologies business and HID’s transport and ticketing solutions in our Identification Technologies business, Access-IS will enhance HID’s industry leadership while positioning us for growth in a variety of attractive markets,” said Björn Lidefelt, CEO of HID Global. “HID and Access-IS share a similar purpose to embed trust in physical products as a bridge to the digital world.”

The company extends HID’s technology and product portfolio with proven solutions deployed worldwide:

• More than 100 million transactions processed through Access-IS products daily and its installed base includes over 20 000 systems used in public transportation and ticketing around the world.

• More than 50 000 users of its identity and security solutions (e-Passport, e-ID and e-driver’s license readers for government and commercial applications).

• Installations in over 200 airports, including 20 of the top 30 airports in the world, and used by many of the world’s top airlines.


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