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HID launches SDK for NFC applications

HID Global has launched its HID Trusted Tag Services Software Developer Tool Kit (SDK).


May 8, 2013
By Staff

Operating within the Trusted Identity Platform (TIP), HID Trusted Tag Services offer a cloud-based service to confer trust and provide security to readily available NFC tags. In addition to its new SDK, HID Global is seeking to extend technology licences to qualified partners to enable third-party development of “novel Internet-of-things” NFC applications using its HID Trusted Tag Services.
According to HID, areas of focus for application development include:

  • Authentication of items such as birth certificates, college diplomas, deeds of trust, and certificates of authenticity for luxury or unique items, as well as high-value works of art and other documents.
  • Secure data management for trusted chain of custody, asset service history, warranty records, secure logging and other secure transactions.
  • Trusted authorizations, including a wide range of user scenarios such as access to URLs and  smartphone applications such as a virtual intercom.

“Since introducing HID Trusted Tag Services last November, HID Global has created a comprehensive developer program for partners to accelerate time to market and cultivate a broad ecosystem of NFC Trusted Tag solutions,” says Mark Robinton, manager, technology innovation, with HID Global, in a company statement. “We invite partners to join HID Global in developing new and exciting NFC applications that offer convenient solutions for brand protection and document validation, secure data logging and enabling trusted actions, while providing a platform for managing the future Internet of things.”


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