HID Global announced that it has engaged with strategic developers to license the company’s Trusted Identity Platform (TIP). The initiative extends technology licenses to qualified development partners to enable the building of trusted nodes for the TIP infrastructure.
HID Global’s TIP is a secure identity delivery system that validates, registers and provides life cycle management support for certified TIP nodes, i.e. door access readers, laptops, card printers, NFC-equipped mobile phones or other end points suitable for secure transactions.
The company is in discussions with a variety of partners who will combine contactless smart card solutions, NFC products and other widely deployed technologies to create products that use the TIP infrastructure in applications ranging from user authentication to cashless vending and PC log-on security.
In an early example of TIP product development, HID Global announced in July that it was working with INSIDE Contactless to bring its iCLASS identity credentials to NFC mobile phones, securely delivered via HID Global’s TIP system.
“Since introducing TIP in March, we have created a comprehensive developer’s program and are now working with software and hardware partners to cultivate a broad ecosystem of TIP-enabled products,” said Dr. Tam Hulusi, senior VP at HID Global. “Users will be able to validate and register these products as trusted nodes that can securely receive applications, products and services at any time.”