- 1991: Formed as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft.
- 1995: Became a subsidiary of Palomar Technological Companies; changed name to HID Corporation
HID Global is the trusted leader in products, services and solutions related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers worldwide. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is focused on creating customer value and is the supplier of choice for OEMs, integrators, and developers serving a variety of markets that include physical access control; IT security, including strong authentication/credential management; card personalization; visitor management; government ID; and identification technologies for technologies for a range of applications. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.
HID Global provides the industry’s most extensive portfolio of readers, cards, controllers and software to create, manage and use secure identities. Built with interoperability in mind, HID Global’s open platform supports multiple credential technologies and offers the greatest degree of flexibility and choice in secure access control. HID Global’s FARGO® secure issuance solutions provide the world’s broadest portfolio of card printers / encoders for custom card personalization, creating high-quality color photo IDs and encoding smart cards. With the industry’s first fully modular, scalable and future-proof Direct-to-Card™ (DTC®) and High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) printer portfolio, along with its complete line of visual security products and accessories, HID Global’s secure issuance solutions meet the card customization needs of small businesses, global enterprise organizations, and government agencies worldwide.