HID Global acquires government ID firm

SP&T Staff
Wednesday July 05, 2017
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HID Global announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. 

“Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances our Government-to-Citizen ID business, broadening our geographical reach and giving us critical mass,” said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global, in a statement. “Arjo Systems is a strong fit for HID Global, complementing our existing government ID offerings with an expanded range of capabilities for government agencies, state printers and local integrators.”
 
According to the company, Arjo Systems boosts HID as an eID and ePassport solutions provider with complementary products and new software capabilities,  eID/ePassport chip operating systems, integration services and market knowledge.
 
Arjo Systems will be merged with HID Global’s existing Government ID Solutions business. With approximately 100 employees overall, Arjo Systems will continue its operations in France, Italy and Hong Kong.

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