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ASSA ABLOY and HID Global Will Showcase Solutions for Powering Mobile Access Control at Mobile World Congress 2013

Mobile World Congress – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it will showcase its secure digital keys and identity credentials for powering mobile access together with parent company ASSA ABLOY at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company will be demonstrating its award-winning Seos™ digital credentials that can be embedded in Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled smartphones for mobile access control, along with its iCLASS SE® readers, and Seos-enabled locks from ASSA ABLOY and its group companies Yale® Locks and VingCard Elsafe. The showcase will highlight the use of digital keys to open doors to commercial buildings, offices, universities, hospitals, hotels and homes.

HID Global will demonstrate its mobile access solutions from February 25-28 in the NFC Center at ASSA ABLOY’s Pod #1 during Mobile World Congress held at Fira Gran Via. The NFC Center is located in the heart of Congress Square and will showcase NFC-enabled handsets and their capabilities as well as information on the NFC ecosystem.

Additional Congress activities that reinforce HID Global and ASSA ABLOY’s leadership in mobile access technologies, products, solutions and global service provider relationships include:

  • GSMA in conjunction with ASSA ABLOY and other companies will showcase an integrated range of mobile NFC services that allow attendees with NFC-enabled handsets to take advantage of NFC technology at locations throughout the Fira Gran Via and in Barcelona.
  • Yale Real Living™ locks will be demonstrated in the GSMA Connected City, a real city street that explores how intelligent wireless connections are driving innovation in order to deliver successful products, customer value and new business opportunities.
  • Oberthur Technologies will demonstrate Seos on an Oberthur Technologies dragonFly NFC SIM card with Essence by VingCard electronic lock from VingCard Elsafe locks in the Oberthur Technologies stand #6C81, Hall 6.
  • Seos-enabled locks from VingCard Elsafe will be used in the GSMA Connected City to provide conference attendees access to different meeting rooms.

During this year’s Mobile World Congress, 20 GSMA staff members will also be using their Seos-enabled, NFC-capable smartphones and ASSA ABLOY’s Seos digital keys application to access their rooms at Hotel Santos Porta Fira. After staff members check in to the hotel using their handsets, they will receive their room keys straight to their phone via the Seos applet. To enter their hotel rooms, staff members just touch their handset on the NFC-compatible Signature RFID hotel door lock from VingCard Elsafe. The ASSA ABLOY Seos ecosystem consists of interoperable electromechanical locks and readers, mobile phone applications, a secure digital key delivery mechanism and a Trusted Service Manager.

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About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. As the world’s leading lock group, ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with some 43,000 employees and sales of around SEK 47 billion. The group operates in more than 70 countries, with sales all over the world. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. Primary brands are ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

About VingCard Elsafe

The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.

About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company offers a broad continuum of door hardware and locks including an extensive range of residential hardware as well as a wide variety of mid-tier commercial products. This includes an extensive range of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photo luminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit www.yalerealliving.com.

® HID, the HID logo, and iCLASS SE are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. Seos and Yale are trademarks or registered trademarks of ASSA ABLOY AB in the U.S. and/or other countries. ZigBee is a registered trademark of Zigbee Alliance. VingCard is a registered trademark of VingCard Elsafe AS. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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