Axcess International Licenses Genuine HID Technology™
for Long-Range RFID Wireless Credentials
Axcess DotTM Wireless Credentials Create Advanced Workforce Solutions
DALLAS, TX, October 27, 2009 – Axcess International Inc. (OTCBB:AXSI), a provider of intelligent Wireless Credentials, has entered into a license agreement with HID Global to use HID proximity technology in the Axcess’ DotTM Wireless Credential product. Axcess’ DotTM Wireless Credential encompasses local location identification, tracking and control capabilities. HID proximity technology is recognized as the industry standard for low frequency physical access control. By combining HID Global’s strength in secure credentialing with Axcess’ solutions, a single secure credential can be used to cost-effectively and conveniently solve additional business problems throughout an enterprise.
Axcess’ DotTM Wireless Credential product is designed to enable existing proximity access control systems to be expanded easily into advanced workforce management solutions for improving security, safety, compliance reporting and efficiency. Wireless Credentials provide businesses real time visibility into the location and status of their labor and assets inside their operation. Wireless Credentials also enable numerous applications that have proven to provide near immediate returns for customers across multiple industry segments. Axcess is authorized to use HID technology and applicable patents in its Wireless Credentials under the Genuine HID TechnologyTM program.
Axcess is a leader in developing automated identification, tracking and sensing solutions. Axcess’ Dot Wireless Credentials were recently used to help protect President Obama during his April visit to Trinidad for the 5th Summit of the Americas Conference. The many applications proven in worldwide use include:
- Automated Internal Zonal Security Monitoring – made possible by Axcess’ technology
- Automated Visitor Tracking – for enhanced security and no escort burden
- Contractor Time and Attendance Data Collection – for improving billing accuracy as much as 14%
- Automatic Asset Protection (via automated asset-to-custodian linking) – for labor optimization and asset protection, saving as much as 4% of asset base annually
- Emergency Evacuation Accounting (required by law) – for improving life safety in the event of a catastrophe
- Real-Time Personnel Performance Measurement – for labor supervision and optimization
- Automatic Compliance Reporting – for management and government agencies
- Process Automation – for efficiencies where personnel, asset and material activities are automated
- Business Intelligence (BI) Data Collection – enables real-time, continuous data collection of personnel and asset movements for BI initiatives
The license agreement between HID Global and Axcess International was established under HID Global’s HID Connect® Partner program, which offers a variety of marketing opportunities to help partners leverage the HID Global brand and installed base. Through this worldwide network of HID Global partners, end-users can easily find third-party solutions that solve business needs through the innovative use of HID technology. The Genuine HID TechnologyTM trademark provides customers with the means to quickly identify third-party products that are manufactured using authentic HID Global technology.
“By integrating genuine HID proximity technology into the Axcess Dot Wireless Credential, customers have the ability to leverage their investment in existing access control systems while using the Dot Wireless Credential to solve new business problems,” said Debra Spitler, vice president, HID Connect®, HID Global.
“Axcess International worked closely with the HID Global team in developing a License Agreement that has allowed us to successfully implement the first hybrid prox-long range Wireless Credential product in the world,” stated Ben Donohue, VP Business Development at Axcess. “We are excited about the prospect of working with HID to promote this new product through the HID Connect Partner program and to introduce it as the logical next step for RFID products in advanced workforce management solutions.”
About Axcess International Inc.
Axcess International Inc. (OTCBB: AXSI) provides intelligent Wireless Credentials for business encompassing local location identification, tracking and control capabilities using its patented MicroWirelessTM technology platform. The complete system solutions supersede existing manual personnel badges by automating various workforce management tasks that increase productivity, security, safety and business intelligence. Real-time data from labor activities also enables previously unattainable business intelligence and analytics initiatives. MicroWireless – based on active RFID principles – is the economic and technological sweet spot for autonomously-powered low cost, miniature, remote communication devices. Axcess is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations plc (AIM: AMP). For more information on Axcess, visit www.axcessinc.com.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers across a variety of markets, including physical and logical access control, card personalization, eGovernment, cashless payment and industry and logistics. Recognized for its quality, innovation and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers around the world. HID Global is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has over 1,700 employees worldwide with international offices supporting more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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