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HID Global Provides Advanced Access Control Solutions to Norway’s Nationwide Postal Service

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its physical access control solutions have been deployed by Norway Post to provide their employees a card solution for physical access and other applications. As the country’s nationwide postal service, Norway Post deployed Genuine HID® multiCLASS SE® readers and multi-technology cards at its Robsrud Terminal, from where more than 60 percent of all the mail in Norway is handled.

To address their employees’ needs, Norway Post was seeking a fast, secure and convenient card solution that was interoperable with different types of card readers. The organization wanted to implement a multi-functional card for applications beyond access control. In addition, Norway Post was looking to deploy an access control system that would enable them to seamlessly migrate from existing legacy technologies to more advanced technologies.

“Now we have a multi-functional card that can be used for secure access control, discounts on railways, payments in canteens and even for access to vehicles,” said Arnfinn Nordheim, Security Director with Norway Post. “In addition, the solution has improved our security and lowered our costs, since it is much easier to replace a card than a key if you lose it.”

“Our goal is to deliver an extraordinary customer experience our customers have come to expect,” said Volker Kunz, Director of Sales, Europe with HID Global. “Our access control migration solution enables Norway Post to benefit from multiple possibilities around secure identities today and also provides them a future proof solution ready for new requirements they may have in the future.”

From a business perspective, HID Global’s standard iCLASS® and HID Prox credential provides a single-card solution that also resulted in significant cost savings. Additionally, it can be easily integrated with Norway Post’s existing access control system, allowing for seamless migration from magnetic stripe cards to contactless smart cards.

Norway Post extended its relationship with HID Global through the deployment as they were confident that HID Global was the only trusted and credible organization that could fulfill their stringent requirements. As a result of another successful implementation, HID Global is continuing to strengthen its relationship and future collaboration with Norway Post.

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About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use 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. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 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.

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