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April 30, 2012 at 03:03 AM EDT
HID Global’s Access Control Solutions Increase Security at Major Power Plant in China

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced today that the company’s network access control solutions and contactless readers have been deployed at the Fuxi power plant in China’s Sichuan province. The new system provides increased security that ensures the operational safety of production and facility areas, offers real-time monitoring at the central station and enables security administrators to remotely close facility doors for improved safety management.

HID Global’s VertX® V2000 network access controllers, iCLASS® R10 contactless readers and Genuine HID™ credentials were installed at the 141 acre (57 hectare) Fuxi power plant, enabling administrators to restrict staff access levels and entry times based on job titles and critical entry zones, such as the main production plant, engine room, central station and chemical waste areas. With the new system, access to the chemical waste area is restricted to authorized staff, and administrators can now establish access rights to prevent unauthorized entry and ensure occupational safety. Additionally, iCLASS readers provide data encryption and mutual authentication capabilities, significantly increasing the plant’s security.

“HID Global’s access control system was installed in the first phase of the project, which significantly enhanced the overall security and improved efficiency,” said Mr. Fu Bo, sectional chief with Fuxi power plant. “By leveraging the advantages of the web-based, centralized access control system, administrators can now remotely control various entry points, which has substantially reduced patrol deployment time. The system also provides multi-layered security to eliminate unauthorized access to the plant.”

“After several onsite assessments, HID Global customized an access control solution that fulfills Fuxi power plant’s need for an advanced access control and management system,” said Eric Chiu, director of sales, Identity and Access Management, China with HID Global. “China is making it a priority to upgrade its energy infrastructure, which will continue to drive the country’s growing demand for high security access control solutions. Our successful deployment at the Fuxi power plant has reinforced HID Global’s proven technology expertise and ongoing commitment to address the unique security challenges faced by utility facilities across the region.”

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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. These 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 ActivIdentity®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 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.

® HID, the HID logo, VertX, and iCLASS are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

HID Global
Jeremy Hyatt
Director, Global Public Relations
949-732-2177
jhyatt@hidglobal.com
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