HID Global has acquired Access-IS, a manufacturer of miniaturized reader devices for mission-critical environments, and folded it into the HID Extended Access Technologies’ business.

HID said Access-IS’s technology broadens HID Global’s portfolio, accelerates its vertical market expansion and adds new product offerings that help meet customers’ evolving needs for integrated, digitized solutions, according to the announcement.

Access-IS technology, products and solutions range from barcode reading and image processing for document scanning to NFC and EMV for mobile ticketing.

“Access-IS solutions are a good fit for HID. Strategically aligned with both our existing Extended Access Technologies business and HID’s transport and ticketing solutions in our Identification Technologies business, Access-IS will enhance HID’s industry leadership while positioning us for growth in a variety of attractive markets,” says Björn Lidefelt, CEO of HID Global.

“HID and Access-IS share a similar purpose to embed trust in physical products as a bridge to the digital world.”

More than 100 million transactions processed through Access-IS products daily and its installed base includes over 20,000 systems used in public transportation and ticketing around the world. More than 50,000 users of its identity and security solutions (e-Passport, e-ID and e-driver’s license readers for government and commercial applications).

There are Access-IS installations in over 200 airports, including 20 of the top 30 airports in the world, and the technology is used by many of the world’s top airlines.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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