HID OMNIKEY Best-in-Class Readers Facilitate Access to Shared Point of Sales Stations, Delivering Efficient Transaction Processing and Tracking

AUSTIN, Texas, September 14, 2023 – HID, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announces innovative technology for supporting retail point of sales (POS) to ensure data access and identity verification through industry-certified OMNIKEY® Desktop Readers. These solutions are powered by the latest RFID technology and designed to offer pioneering, reliable and successful applications.  

WHAT: OMNIKEY® 5427CK desktop readers can be used for employee logical access. Employees use their access card to login to their POS station and scan their badge during each transaction they process. This ensures a simple, secure and efficient method of authenticating employees while verifying each user before they gain access to a POS. 

WHY: Strong authentication around POS transactions is critical within retail environments. Organizations need a simple, streamlined way to ensure that only authorized users have access to POS applications and pertinent business data. OMNIKEY® 5427CK desktop readers help prevent unauthorized access, enforce accountability among staff, eliminate the risks around password use, and fortify retailers against phishing attacks and fraud. Innovative OMNIKEY® readers facilitate access to shared POS stations where users no longer must tolerate tedious password practices of re-entering their credentials every time they login, logout or transact. 

Passwordless authentication reduces IT help desk costs related to password resets, supports compliance with industry regulation and authentication standards, and better protects data. It also provides a more seamless experience for employees which translates to better, faster service to elevate the overall customer experience.

HOW: The OMNIKEY® 5427CK readers offer passwordless login and user authentication. When employees want to access a station, they simply present their access badge to the reader to prove who they are – removing the nuisance and risks using passwords. The OMNIKEY® contactless reader authenticates individuals by using secure communication and data assigned to each user. Connected directly via a USB cable, OMNIKEY® 5427CK readers are simple to install and can support all relevant operating systems and environments where contactless smart card technologies are required. 

WHERE: FSTec event from Sept 13-15, 2023 at Hilton Anatole 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207.

About HID OMNIKEY Desktop Readers

HID®OMNIKEY® Desktop Readers support various credentials, such as smart cards, mobile phones or wearables. They operate in virtually any PC environment to facilitate secure computer and network logins, as well as email encryption and digital signatures. HID readers conform to all relevant industry standards, support compliance regulations worldwide and are designed to ensure easy integration across a range of applications.

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HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com

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