HID Global Passes High-level MasterCard Certification; Results Reinforce Company’s Commitment to Quality

News Highlights:

  • The MasterCard Card Quality Management (CQM) audit covers HID Global’s contactless and dual interface inlays for banking and payment solutions.
  • Company’s contactless and dual interface inlays have been successfully tested and audited for nine years; MasterCard only recently introduced a specialized audit & label for dual interface antennas.
  • Worldwide, a limited number of production sites meet the CQM requirements.

AUSTIN, Texas, January 25HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its identification technologies products for banking and payment smart card industry have successfully passed MasterCard’s 2015 Card Quality Management (CQM) audit for dual interface inlays.  HID Global’s production site in Malaysia has passed the required CQM test procedures and is entitled to carry the corresponding CQM Label. Worldwide, only a limited number of inlay production sites meet these requirements.

“Dual interface inlays are a core part of  HID Global’s secure identity solutions for payment applications and the CQM certification provide solid affirmation of our dedication to consistently ensuring the highest quality for Genuine HID® products and solutions,” said Marc Bielmann, vice president and managing director, Identification Technologies with HID Global.  “The certification provides assurance to card manufacturers and the smart card industry overall, and we are pleased to be one of the first companies to offer products that have passed MasterCard’s latest Card Quality Management requirements.”

HID Global’s contactless and dual interface inlays have been successfully tested and audited for nine years, though MasterCard only recently introduced a specialized audit for dual interface inlays. The CQM scheme guarantees consistent and traceable quality to the card issuer, and expands MasterCard’s overall approval process that defines strict requirements for manufacturing sites and processes.  

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com

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