Sunday, October 17, 2010

HID Global announces veriCLASS embedded reader platform

IRVINE, USA: HID Global has announced its veriCLASS payment and ticketing embedded reader platform, the first comprehensive and scalable solution that gives developers everything they need to speed time to market for products that support both closed- and open-loop payment schemes plus all major contactless technologies and protocols in one system.

The platform is based on universally adaptable contactless reader technology, and includes a broad range of integration tools, support, and global product approvals and technology certifications. The associated Developer Tool Kit, online Developer Center and Embedded Device Manager enable integrators to take their own contactless solutions to market faster.

“Until now, it was difficult for payment and ticketing system manufacturers to offer a single reader solution that was capable of simultaneously supporting closed-loop payment schemes like automatic fare collection, and open-loop debit/credit card schemes on the same reader platform,” said Mark Scaparro, senior VP of Identification Solutions (IDS) with HID Global.

“With veriCLASS, we are raising the bar by offering an innovative, world-class product that, coupled with HID’s Developer Center, provides system integrators, terminal manufacturers, OEMs and solution providers with everything they need to bring finished solutions to market faster than ever before.”

The open veriCLASS platform supports all popular card technologies including MIFARE, DESFire and iCLASS, a broad range of protocols and payment schemes including FeliCa, EMVCo, Calypso, MasterCard PayPass, Visa payWave and American Express expresspay, and all major operating systems including Windows and Windows CE. Linux and Mac will be supported early 2011.

The scalable veriCLASS platform is designed for current contactless technologies and will accommodate contact cards as well as future payment technologies and functional requirements.

Remote servicing, diagnostics, firmware upgrades and life cycle management of embedded veriCLASS readers are all enabled by the Embedded Device Manager. The platform includes full CE and FCC modular approvals, enabling OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers of cashless payment and ticketing systems to accelerate certification of their finished solutions.

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