ASSA ABLOY and HID Global Will Showcase Solutions for Powering Mobile Access
Control at Mobile World Congress 2013
*HID Global will showcase the Seos ecosystem with parent company ASSA ABLOY
and its group companies’ solutions in Pod #1 in the NFC Experience Center.
*ASSA ABLOY group company Yale Locks will be demonstrated in the GSMA
*Seos digital credentials will be used with an Oberthur Technologies
dragonFly NFC SIM card and ASSA ABLOY group company VingCard Elsafe locks
in the Oberthur Technologies stand 6C81, Hall 6.
Mobile World Congress 2013
BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 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
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,
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.
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
® 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
Director, Global Public Relations
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