HID Demonstrates Open And Interoparable Contactless Smart Card Reader Technology At Cardtech/Securtech

Washington D.C., April 27, 2004 – HID, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced their ability to demonstrate open and interoperable,13.56 MHz contactless smart card readers at the CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) Exhibition this week in Washington D.C. The demonstration will feature the company's innovative iCLASS ISO-compliant card reader compatibility with Mifare DESfire, Mifare Standard, Mifare Ultralight, PICOPASS and TI-RFid credentials as utilized in various government and commercial applications.

"Since its introduction, HID's iCLASS product family was designed as an open and interoperable product line to deliver competitively priced contactless smart card technology solutions," said Denis Hébert, president of HID. "Our cards and readers deliver the greatest value and return for our customers whether they are deploying high-security DESFire, CAC-compliant cards or implementing other contactless smart card applications such as high-security access control, biometric identity verification, IT secure authentication or cashless vending."

The company will demonstrate the new iCLASS open and interoperable 13.56 MHz reader technology at the Washington Convention Center in booth number 505 at the CTST trade show in Washington D.C. from April 27 through April 29, 2004 . Note to editors: Additional technical details and photos available upon request.