HID Global launches cloud platform to help create connected workplace experiences
HID Global launched its HID Origo cloud platform that opens opportunities for partners to create workplace experiences that are built on HID’s access control infrastructure.
The platform combines HID’s technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with its access control architecture to bring together physical security and a range of building applications, services and IoT use cases via a unified cloud experience.
“HID Origo lays the foundation for a broad ecosystem of cloud-based access control technologies, products, services and business models that will accelerate workplace innovation; it dramatically increases our partners’ capabilities to create more connected and seamless building experiences for end users,” said Hilding Arrehed, Vice President of Cloud Services, Physical Access Control, with HID Global.
“The platform will remove integration barriers between access control systems and smart building applications, and we will continue to expand its value with capabilities that further improve how people securely move through a facility and interact with its services.”
The new platform provides an app-based model that delivers a suite of integration, enablement, developer tools and services geared towards simplifying how partners and a community of new developers and resellers bring access control solutions to market.
Rather than requiring that entire solutions be developed and enabled one customer or site at a time, HID Origo will make it possible to develop new applications and integrated solutions for HID’s installed base of millions of access control devices and system—all at once.
How HID Origo works
The HID Origo platform embeds cloud connections and IoT functionality as app extensions into mobile devices, HID readers and controllers, and gives developers access to this hardware via HID Origo application programming interfaces (APIs) and software developer kits (SDK).
The platform also enables data analytics to be used for new capabilities, including remote reader configuration, predictive access control system maintenance and intent detection for more seamless and personalized workplace experiences.
Enabling new business models for ordering and managing mobile IDs
The platform enables subscription-based services, with customers taking advantage of the model’s simplicity. Examples include a deployment by a biotechnology company who has been an early adopter of HID Origo subscription services for ordering and managing mobile ID replenishment over the air when employees lose or must replace their smartphones.
The company has replaced its traditional access control readers with 2,300 Bluetooth-enabled iCLASS SE readers to support their mixed environment of 12,000 mobile IDs and 40,000 Seos ID cards.
The subscription billing model offered through HID Origo makes it easier for the company to order and manage mobile IDs while improving forecasting, budgeting and reporting. It also streamlines transferring mobile ID subscription licenses across employees and registering multiple mobile IDs across multiple devices without any additional cost.
Mobile ID subscription licensing is the capability leveraged through the HID Origo platform, with additional services and features to be released throughout 2019 and beyond.