ASSA ABLOY, and its business unit HID Global, today announced that its Crescendo™ smart cards offer a Windows Smart Card Framework Minidriver. Crescendo cards also work with all physical access control systems.

Crescendo C200 has been tested for baseline compatibility with PCs running the Windows Vista operating system and earned the “Works with Windows Vista” logo. It is also certified for use with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Any organization can now conveniently and cost-effectively deploy one single credential for both logical and physical access control applications.

“By incorporating the Windows Smart Card minidriver into our standard offering, customers can now trust HID to provide reliable and secure access in both the logical and physical worlds,” said Denis Hébert, Head of HID Global and Executive Vice President, ASSA ABLOY.

”I am extremely proud that HID Global, world leader in access control and secure issuance, has met the stringent requirements of Microsoft’s certification program. With Crescendo, we have found a way to economically provide a logical access solution that takes advantage of the security-enhanced features provided by Microsoft’s operating systems,” said Johan Molin, President and CEO of the ASSA ABLOY Group.

To learn more about Crescendo, please visit .

For more information, please contact:

Elisabet Jonsson, Corporate Communications tel no: +46 8 506 485 54

® HID and Crescendo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The information contained herein may be subject to the disclosure requirements of ASSA ABLOY AB under the Swedish Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information has been publicly communicated November 13 at 08:00 CET.


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