HID produces and licenses several types of technologies ranging from Wiegand products up to 13.56 MHz iCLASS[6][7] MIFARE and DESFire as well as 125 kHz Indala and Prox cards. Migration drives of different Prox 125 kHz technologies on 13.56 MHz iCLASS were introduced in 2007. [8] HID Global also collaborated with Inside Secure (officially known as Inside Contactless) and the us bank to provide HID no-break iCLASS HID smart card technology in the Us Bank`s PayID card program, which in 2010 was the Paybefore Winner for Best Innovative Program. [13] The PayID card program uses a universal card to allow contactless physical access to U.S. bank facilities, as well as contactless payment and traditional magnetic stripe cards for purchases by U.S. bank employees. [14] HID Global`s top-class partner community includes integrators, distributors, OEMs, managerial service providers, embedded OEMs and technical alliance partners that help organizations identify, purchase and implement the most comprehensive range of powerful security products and multi-purpose security products. [Citation required] The company distributes physical access control products, access logic control products and secure emission products that include maps, readers, smart card readers (OMNIKEY), network access products, card printers/encoders (FARGO) and software. Its other business includes virtualization technologies, cashless payment, government ID, RFID for industry and logistics, as well as animal identification solutions and professional services. [5] In 1994, the Scottish office was closed and the European business was entrusted to an independent distributor, ID Plus Ltd, headquartered in the United Kingdom, which was subsequently acquired by HID Corporation Ltd in August 1999. In October 1995, Hughes management, with the help of Citibank Venture Capital, combined its military communications and display product groups with its organization AML Wireless Systems and Hughes Identification Devices (HID) to create Palomar Technologies Corporation. [4] It was then that the decision was made to focus on RFID for physical access control and, five years later, the company was acquired by the world`s largest locksmith, the Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy AB.

[3] The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with other production sites in Asia and Europe. Some of these facilities are located in Hong Kong, China and Galway, Ireland. It also has research and development centers in Cardiff, Uk, Denver, Colorado as well as Fremont and Mountain View in Northern California. The company also has a design facility in Chennai, India. [9] More information can be found in the application and authorization form and in the licensing program contract for filing information. Hid Global was founded in 1991 as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Company with subsidiaries in California and Scotland. The initial 125 kilohertz and 400 kilohertz approximation technology was developed by Destron/IDI (formerly Identification Devices Inc.) in Boulder, Colorado, and was used primarily for animal identification and nearby access control and, to a lesser extent, for manufacturing processes, tire tracking and some other asset identification applications. [3] Hughes Aircraft Company was already the supplier of Destron/ID low-frequency microchips and acquired exclusive rights to the Access Control and Industrial markets, which led to the creation of Devices Identification Hughes.