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HID Global’s Game-Changing Augmented Reality Tool Innovates How Integrators, Installers and Consultants Use Its Access Control Solutions

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HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity
solutions, today introduced a game-changing augmented reality tool that
innovates how integrators, installers and consultants deploy and use
HID’s access control products. The new HID AR Reader Tool optimizes and
expedites installation, while simplifying onsite upgrades and support
with a powerful combination of 3D data and guided animations in
real-world environments.

“The HID AR Reader Tool is the natural next step in our digital
transformation and our commitment to continually make it easier to do
business with HID – including simplifying the deployment and use of our
products,” said Stephen Carney, Vice President of Product Marketing,
Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global.
“By taking 3D
data and placing it in the real world, the tool goes a long way in using
AR technology to provide HID’s installer, integrator, consultant and
specifier community with enhanced access control project design, review,
collaboration, installation and support capabilities.”

The augmented reality tool makes it possible to reduce maintenance call
times as well as downtime by enhancing communication and collaboration
between local and remote teams. It also improves install training and
streamlines reworking installs with guided, step-by-step deployment,
upgrade and troubleshooting walkthroughs using 3D models in the real
deployment scenario.

Organizations can leverage the HID AR Reader Tool to maximize
investments in building information modeling, the process of generating
digital representations of physical places. BIM can then be used to
track installation progress, identify discrepancies, and assure quality
by overlaying models and relevant information in the real world. It can
also clearly and confidently illustrate the design intent and impact for
all access control stakeholders to accelerate decision making.

Initial capabilities are available by simply downloading the HID AR
Reader Tool App to an Android or iOS tablet for the following use cases:

  • OSDP/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module Upgrades: The tool renders and
    animates reader, the process of opening the reader, removing its foil
    cover, and plugging in the OSDP and/or BLE module to the reader.
  • Backplate Installation: The tool renders and animates the mounting box
    and animates mounting the backplate onto the junction box, including
    animated detail such as the screws for mounting.
  • OSDP Wiring of the Reader to Panel: The tool renders and animates
    reader wiring and animates controller and wiring.


Popular iCLASS SE® readers are immediately available in the
complementary HID AR Reader Tool and additional readers are being added
on a regular basis. The tool will be extended to include additional
augmented reality capabilities throughout 2019 and beyond.

See Live Demonstrations of the New HID AR Reader Tool at ISC West 2019

Visit HID Global in Booth #11063 for hands-on demonstrations of the HID
AR Reader Tool at ISC West from April 10-12, 2019 at the Sands Expo in
Las Vegas.

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About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people,
places and things
. We make it possible for people to transact
safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity
solutions give people convenient access to physical and
digital places and connect things that
can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people
around the world use HID products and services to navigate their
everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID
technology. We work with governments, educational institutions,
hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the
most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international
offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA
ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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