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A JV for Complete Access Control Solutions

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HID Global®, provider of secure identity solutions has acquired Codebench™, a provider of physical security identity management particularly for the government sector. The acquisition brings together two award-winning offerings in validation software and solutions for government credentials, and will enable HID Global to offer complete, field-tested solutions that speed and simplify deployment for federal agency and contractor customers. The acquisition also positions HID Global to serve emerging government and commercial markets with significant growth potential.

The Codebench offering joins HID Global’s federal identity portfolio and will enable the company to give customers everything they need to upgrade their physical access control system (PACS) in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS-201) guidelines for personal identity verification (PIV). The addition of Codebench’s portfolio will also enhance HID Global’s capability to offer Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) solutions as well as more complete PACS integration capabilities, and to extend these capabilities into HID Global’s identity assurance Card Management System (CMS) appliance.

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