HID Global announced FIPS 201 certification for its line of multiCLASS magnetic stripe readers. The expansion offers U.S. government organizations a simplified path as they begin to migrate programs from legacy magnetic stripe cards to contactless 13.56 MHz FIPS201 credentials.
HID Global’s multiCLASS line of multi-technology readers allows an agency’s access control system to function properly during the transition from current card technology to new FIPS 201 card requirements. Using patented features, the multiCLASS reader is capable of simultaneously reading legacy cards and the new FIPS 201 cards.
HID Global is targeting its FIPS 201 multiCLASS readers at federal, municipal, state and local governments which must be prepared to respond to the regulatory landscape and technological advancements.
In addition to achieving FIPS 201 certification, HID Global has also achieved UL294/cUL outdoor certification on all multiCLASS magnetic stripe readers. HID’s FIPS-201-certified multiCLASS readers also recently won the Security Products Magazine Govies Award, which recognizes outstanding products in government security.