Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its prestigious customer, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) in Dubai, UAE, has won the Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Award for its Secure Access Management implementation. The organization was chosen as the winner by the jury for its implementation of a cutting edge mixed technology environment of smart cards and mobile access project with HID Global.
“The project and the solution implemented was in sync with the demands of the modern organizations' demand for easy and secure access. The unique 'Twist and Go' gesture was one of the key attractions of the project apart from the security vectors,” said Ronak Samantaray, Director- Marketing at Accent Infomedia MEA.
MRHE deployed Seos® smart cards and HID Mobile Access®, making it possible for MRHE employees to use any combination of mobile devices and smart cards for access control. Mobile-ready iCLASS SE® Readers had been previously installed at MHRE as part of their phased upgrade plan. The solution provides an enhanced employee experience by enabling a new level of convenience, while increasing security at the same time. HID Mobile Access also provides employees the option to use HID Global’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture or to simply tap their smartphone or wearable at a mobile-ready iCLASS SE reader to open doors within MRHE. The new solution was deployed within MRHE’s IT and HR facilities, with a phased roll out plan to include upgrading to Seos cards and adding mobile access at other facilities within MRHE.
“The MRHE is an early adopter of the mixed technology environment for access control. We are proud that the MRHE have been recognized for their vision and for optimizing the use of wearable and smartphones to offer their employees a better user experience,” said Wisam Yaghmour, Regional Sales Director- MEA at HID Global.
HID Global partnered with regional experts, EPM Systems & Solutions to deploy the new Seos card and HID Mobile Access at MRHE. “HID Global’s solution integrated perfectly into MRHE’s credentials management platform. The ease of installation allowed us to deploy the solution speedily,” said Mr. Hadi Omer, Sales and Marketing Director with EPM Systems & Solutions.
The Global Enterprise Connect Awards is the benchmark for outstanding performances throughout the Middle East and Africa IT industry, where leading players in the ICT domain compete for the winning title. Spanning over 50 categories, the jury scrutinizes aspect of progress and innovation in the field of information technology and makes sure the deserving ones are recognized, honored and crowned.