HID Global's Edge enhances Software House C-Cure 9000

IRVINE, CA, Sept. 22, 2009 – HID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, and Software House, a Tyco International Company, today announced that the Edge ® family of IP-based access control solutions will be integrated into the C•CURE 9000 v1.92 access control platform. The integration of Software House's C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform with HID's Edge product line demonstrates the alignment between HID Global and Software House, sharing a mutual commitment to providing open platform offerings that enable customer choice for integrated solutions.
Software House has taken a pivotal step toward providing products that address industry demands for more IP-centric solutions by expanding the breadth of its portfolio of door controllers and readers.  Just recently, Software House added HID's Edge solutions and its iSTAR Edge two-reader intelligent IP door controller to its already impressive product family.  Now, with an expanded product line, C•CURE 9000 customers can choose from a wide range of solutions to fit any size application, budget or security protocol.
“Software House's leadership in developing state of the art access control panels, coupled with its new edge offerings will bring immediate and substantial benefits to our customers,” said Chuck Hutzler, vice president of product management at Tyco Safety Products. “By expanding our edge offerings, and our openness with HID to bring an IP edge reader onboard, we are giving customers a choice they can be confident with, independent of their specific application.”
Today's announcement reveals a shared commitment to open-platform access control solutions from HID Global and Software House. HID is proud to include industry leader Software House as an OPIN ® development partner, providing customers with a choice of best of breed solutions that fit security and budget requirements, while maintaining the flexibility to easily adapt to changing requirements in the future. Whether used in a new installation or added to an existing system, the benefits of the integration are quickly realized.
“By facilitating customer choice for flexible solutions with open architecture in IP-centric environments, Software House's inclusion in the OPIN development program provides a strong validation for the preferred choice of today's leading integrated solutions developers,” said Eric Widlitz, managing director, Identity and Access Management—Americas, HID Global.  

Since its introduction in 2007, the award-winning Edge ® product line has set new standards as a simple-to-install, flexible, scalable and cost-effective access control solution. A true solution that meets the demands of open architecture and IP-centric environments, Edge provides fully distributed intelligence and decision making right to the door, leveraging the IT infrastructure to the maximum extent possible.

About Software House
Software House, a Tyco International Company, manufactures security and event management systems including the innovative C•CURE ® 9000 and the flagship C•CURE 800/8000. Combined with a suite of reliable controllers Software House solutions are among the most powerful in the industry. Add an unsurpassed integration platform that allows customers to integrate seamlessly with critical business applications, and it's easy to see why Software House solutions are the hands-down choice for security-critical applications. For more information, visit www.swhouse.com.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets, including physical and logical access control, card personalization, eGovernment, cashless payment and industry and logistics. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 1,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.