Synercard Corp., recently acquired by ASSA ABLOY’s Identification Technology Group, will become part of HID, giving the contactless access control card and reader manufacturer digital identity and photo management capabilities.
Newly Acquired ID Software Developer Brings Digital Identity and Photo Management Capability to Market Leader in Access Control Cards and Readers
IRVINE , Calif. – HID, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced that Synercard Corporation, newly acquired by ASSA ABLOY’s Identification Technology Group (see related ITG press release) will become part of HID.
Synercard will be managed by the HID executive team and continue to design and distribute digital identity and photo card management software products, including the popular ASURE ID line of identification software products.
“We are pleased to welcome Bruce Bianco and the Synercard team to HID,” said HID’s president, Denis Hébert. “Synercard brings HID a unique opportunity to significantly enhance value-added card personalization services for our customers.”
“This acquisition aligns Synercard’s innovative and proven card management technology with an industry leader,” said Bruce Bianco, president of Synercard Corporation. “We look forward to working closely with HID and the opportunities this relationship will bring our collective partners and customers.”
About Synercard Corporation
Headquartered in Canada’s National Capital Region, Synercard Corporation is a leading provider of intuitive, fully interoperable digital identity software solutions. Since 1997, Synercard has been designing and distributing robust digital identity and photo card management solutions that enable organizations of any size anywhere to create, manage and verify an individual’s identity. With over 4000 customers, Synercard products are sold through an international distribution channel. For additional information, please visit Synercard’s Web site at www.synercard.com.
About HID Corporation
As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 200 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for physical access control. Proximity and iCLASS® technologies can be housed on the same credential and combined with other technologies such as magnetic stripe, barcode, or contact smart chip modules. This provides users the ability to leverage their investment in existing systems while seamlessly upgrading to new technologies and adding new applications.
For increased security, users can add a photo ID or anti-counterfeiting element such as a hologram or ultraviolet ink. HID’s experience in developing card technologies enables them to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of contactless smart card technology used for applications such as access control, IT secure authentication, digital cash, the storage of biometric templates, and the storage and retrieval of critical information. For more information on HID, visit www.hidcorp.com.