HID Global, INSIDE Contactless integrate solutions

A recent integration of HID Global’s iCLASS contactless technology and INSIDE Contactless’ Micropass payment platform made its debut in a pilot project for U.S. Bank.

According to statement issued by the companies, the combined solution, which integrates identity and access control systems with payment, allows the bank and other Visa issuers to create new card programs, giving them a single card that can gain access to multiple facilities.

“As a leading provider of access control and identity solutions, HID’s partnership with INSIDE Contactless only further enables our customers to derive value from this combined offering,” said Mark Scaparro, senior vice president of identification solutions for HID Global. “While the industry frequently talks about converged solutions, HID, together with INSIDE, has been able to take our industry leading positions as innovators in contactless payment and access control and leverage our technology to deliver this solution – a solution that is at the forefront of things to come as convergence becomes common place.”