Technology Alliance between TagMaster and HID

Kista, Sweden (September 1st 2003) TagMaster AB and HID, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, today nnounced that they have entered into a technology alliance. The objective for the alliance is to provide integrated solutions for personal and vehicle access control. The first product resulting from this alliance will be launched shortly.
tagmaster.gif“The alliance with HID makes a lot of sense to both parties, since it combines the world’s most popular proximity technology with the world’s most advanced Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) system”, said Magnus Rehn, President, TagMaster. “This strong combination allows us to provide the complete and integrated access solutions that the market is asking for.”

“Equipping the TagMaster range of AVI Tags with HID 125 kHz proximity technology provides customers with access to greatly enhanced security”, said Brian Blackmore, Business Development Manager, HID. “In addition, users are able to mix and match a variety of applications including access control, automated parking and more. The openness of the TagMaster solution also allows for maximum flexibility when integrating with existing systems or applications.”

About TagMaster

TagMaster was founded in 1994 and is based in Kista, Sweden. TagMaster designs and markets advanced long-range radio frequency identification (RFID) products and information services associated with automatic identification. Application areas for TagMaster’s products include vehicle access and parking, public transportation, logistics and security. TagMaster exports to Europe, Asia and North America, through a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster shares are traded in Sweden by Stockholm Fondkommission. For more information on TagMaster, please visit www.tagmaster.com .

About HID

hid.gifAs 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 their website at www.hidcorp.com
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