- HID Global achieves “Security Printer” certification by leading global standards body for the security printing industry
- HID Global’s German operations center designated by Integraf as a secure printing card manufacturing facility for the government-to-citizen market
- Company’s facility in Rastede, Germany is one of the world’s only government ID manufacturing sites to meet this high security standard
LONDON – Security Document World – May 22, 2013 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its card manufacturing operation in Rastede, Germany has earned the Security Management System for Secure Printing certification from Intergraf, the leading global standards body for the security printing industry. The certification validates the achievement of a strict security standard for security printers based on data security, print quality and processes as well as on-site facility security. HID Global is one of only a few card manufacturers producing identity credentials for the government-to-citizen market to hold this distinctive status in the world.
“Global security concerns are driving nations to invest in ultra-secure ID systems, which require dedicated security at every step of development and deployment, including the complex high-security printing phase,” said Rob Haslam, vice president of Government ID Solutions with HID Global. “While our highly skilled and experienced team has been delivering state-of-the-art printing at this facility for decades, this certification means that our customers can trust their ID credentials and equipment are built to the highest standards of printing within the card manufacturing market.”
The Rastede facility was accredited after a certification process that included screening, risk inventory and a security audit by an accredited certification body. The certification applies to Rastede’s entire product line, including plastic cards, ID badges, ePassport datapages and chip cards (including RFID). Additionally, the auditors certified HID Global Rastede’s ID production, access control and loyalty systems as well as its card production equipment and all related services.
“Our dedication to achieving maximum security in the manufacturing and printing of secure documents is evident in major Government ID programs worldwide, including the U.S. Green Card, Angola National ID Card, Italian Federal Police Card, Saudi Arabia National ID Card and Costa Rica Foreign Resident Card,” said Haslam.
HID Global’s European manufacturing and R&D operations also includes a facility in Galway, Ireland that designs and produces electronic passport inlays and datapages as well as electronic ID components. The high-security facility is independently certified through the Common Criteria Standard EAL 5+ by the BSI and it complies with Quality Assurance System ISO9001: 2008 Certificate issued by SGS.
About HID Global Government ID Solutions
HID Global offers an end-to-end portfolio of highly secure, custom government-to-citizen ID solutions. From components to integrated solutions delivery, offerings include professional consulting services, data capture, card management, distributed ID personalization and issuance solutions, optical security media, and ID card printers/encoders and laminators to world-leading credentials and eDocuments, readers, inlays, prelaminates. The company has delivered more than 150 million eIDs in over 50 countries for major projects that include national ID, ePassport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license, and vehicle registration programs worldwide. Additional information on the complete portfolio of HID Global’s government ID solutions can be found at http://www.hidglobal.com/main/citizen-id/.
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 ActivIdentity®, 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.
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