HID Global and NXP open door to all-access wearables


Embedding ASSA ABLOY’s Seos® technology in NXP SmartMX Secure Elements will enable wearable devices to be used to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces.

A strategic collaboration between the two companies will see Seos® credential technology embedded in NXP SmartMX-based secure element devices. Wearables manufacturers worldwide will be able to use the Seos-ready NXP chips to provide users with building and parking access, PC login, authentication to IT systems and cloud applications, secure print job collection, time and attendance, point of sale and automated cashless vending systems. HID Global and NXP are also investigating a host of new applications.

Stefan Widing, Executive Vice President ASSA ABLOY and president of HID Global, says:
“As the line between personal and business use of devices continues to blur, the agreement with NXP marks an important step in our commitment to extend options that allow manufacturers and end users to carry trusted identities on more smart devices for existing and emerging use cases.”

Sami Nassar, vice president of cyber security solutions at NXP Semiconductors, says:
“Consumers should expect more from their smartphones and wearables. Through this partnership and with the addition of Seos access onto NXP security elements, we have created a powerful turnkey solution enabling wearables to provide access to enterprise, buildings and homes with a simple ‘tap’.”

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