Socomec upgrades access control with HID Global solutions By choosing HID Global solutions, Socomec was able to upgrade its five-year old physical access control system with logical access, providing a secure and improved working environment for its employees. With the easy and cost-effective deployment of logical access control through the use of existing HID Prox cards from previously installed HID physical access control, Socomec was able to become more cost-effective and has improved its working environment. Socomec employees now use their ID cards for applications other than physical and logical access control, such as time and attendance management at their production sites and cashless payment at the staff restaurant. In addition, the implementation of HID on the Desktop, consisting of the existing HID Prox cards, Omnikey 5325 CL USB Prox contactless desktop readers and naviGo credential management software, has led to significant cost savings and time reductions on manual administrative tasks such as the online access of pay slips via the intranet. Solutions used HID on the Desktop, consisting of the existing HID Prox cards, Omnikey 5325 CL USB Prox contactless desktop readers and naviGo credential management software About Socomec Socomec is a French manufacturing group, specialising in secure low voltage power supplies for industrial and service sectors. With a EUR 310M turnover in 2009, Socomec employs 2,600 people globally. As a leader in its field, Socomec always puts innovation, quality and security at the forefront.