Datasheet | June 17, 2010

Datasheet: Crescendo™ Smart Cards

Crescendo is a series of highly secure multi-technology, off-the-shelf smart cards designed to provide out-of-the-box, standards-compliant support for existing physical and logical access applications.

Crescendo offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for a combined logical and physical access control solution.

  1. Reduces card management costs and increases user convenience by combining logical and physical access control in a single card.
  2. Provides out-of-the-box, standards-compliant support for thousands of logical access applications provided by Microsoft® and others.
  3. Is supplied pre-initialized with the required on-card software and includes all required drivers and middleware.
  4. Requires no per-seat middleware licenses, reducing overall costs.
  5. Uses a powerful contact smart chip with cryptographic co-processor coupled with HID's industry standard proximity or iCLASS® technology.
  6. Is available off-the-shelf, reducing lead times and cost.

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