27 February, 2007
Support for the iCLASS® contactless technology from HID is expected to be available (Q2 2007) in the SmartCity® smart card offering from SmartCentric Technologies. According to SmartCentric, this will include cashless purchases at POS, vending machines, laundry, printers, and dining as well as both logical access and physical access. The SmartCity platform is used by college and university campuses, military bases, shopping malls, and other environments.
SmartCentric adds HID iCLASS® Support to SmartCity® Product Suite
Dublin, Ireland and West Palm Beach , Florida, United States:
SmartCentric Technologies International Ltd (SmartCentric), the leading provider of smart card systems in the campus market, announced today they have been working with HID Global to add iCLASS® support to the full SmartCity® Product Suite. This will include cashless purchases at POS, vending machines, laundry, Pay for Print, meal plan, Web Revalue of cards, cardholder portal, logical access and physical access using iCLASS cards.
As an HID iCLASS Development Partner, SmartCentric has been working with HID Global to ensure that the iCLASS implementation is robust and supports campus’ needs for a multi-application smart card. It is anticipated that the full implementation will be complete by Q2 2007.
“The incorporation of iCLASS into SmartCity will provide our customers with a real choice of advanced RFID card platforms and new opportunities for expanded use of the SmartCity® multi-application family of smart card solutions,” comments Kieran Timmins, CEO for SmartCentric.
“The HID Global partnership and incorporation of iCLASS allows our current and prospective customers to specify iCLASS technology today while moving toward the use of new applications as a part of the SmartCity Product Suite,” says Chris Rizzetto, Director of Sales for SmartCentric in North America.
Debra Spitler, executive vice president of HID Connect, comments that “SmartCentric is recognized as a leading innovator of smart card applications in the campus market. We are pleased that SmartCentric has chosen to support iCLASS in their product. We look forward to working with SmartCentric as an HID Connect Partner.”
For further information please visit us on www.smartcentric.com
About SmartCentric Technologies International Limited
SmartCentric Technologies International Ltd (SmartCentric) is a specialist technology company focused on secure payments and transactions and multi-application smart card systems. SmartCentric’s flagship product, SmartCity®, was originally developed by the SmartCentric team in the early 1990’s and has evolved into a trusted worldwide card solution. SmartCity® is a Multi-Application Smart Card based system which has many wide-ranging uses, such as stored value, loyalty, gift cards, logical access, physical access, biometrics, car parking and ticketing. SmartCity® is based on international standards and is teamed with best of breed industry partners to deliver leading edge technology and first class client friendly solutions.
SmartCity® has been used in over 90 sites worldwide with over 5 million cards issued in diverse sites such as colleges, government offices, military establishments, banks, cities, towns, shopping areas, and stadiums.
About HID Global
HID Global is a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; digital identity and photo card management software solutions; secure card issuance solutions; and RFID electromechanical cylinders. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global operates international offices that support more than 100 countries and is an ASSA ABLOY Group company. To learn more, please visit www.hidcorp.com.