To further support its new iCLASS 13.56 MHz read/write contactless smart card technology, HID has promoted Nathan Cummings to product marketing manager of iCLASS products. Created by and for access control professionals, iCLASS is optimized for physical access control, biometric applications, and the storage of useful data.
Making access control more powerful and versatile, iCLASS smart cards and readers offer enhanced security through encryption and mutual authentication. The HID brand name, coupled with strong interest in contactless smart cards, has resulted in significant interest in the technology and product line. Many projects have been specified with iCLASS – numerous installations have been completed, and others are currently underway.
Focused solely on HID’s iCLASS product line, Mr. Cummings will provide technical training and support to HID’s customers, and will oversee the implementation of iCLASS business and marketing plans. In addition, he will be responsible for providing MRP forecast data for all iCLASS products, and will insure timely product shipments by interfacing with HID’s operations and customer service teams.
“My goal is to promote education in the security industry regarding the capabilities and advantages of contactless smart card technology, while ensuring that HID and iCLASS are the first and most obvious choice for the access control professional,” said Nathan.
Prior to his promotion, Mr. Cummings was a product engineer for HID. With ten years of experience in the security industry, he served as systems manager for United Communications Center, Inc. (UCCI), and network operations manager for Ademco/AlarmNet. He will report to Jim St. Pierre, vice president of product management for HID.
About HID Corporation
As interest in IT secure authentication and other smart chip applications increases, HID’s credential remains the platform of choice to carry multiple applications. HID multi-technology credentials can be used throughout organizations to leverage the investment in existing systems, while providing for enhanced functionality in other areas. As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 150 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for security. Their experience in developing card technologies enables HID to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of smart card technology. For more information on HID, visit their website at www.HIDCorp.com.