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Handheld ID verification solution from Visionbase supports HID technology

Chris Corum   ||   Mar 21, 2007  ||   ,

PockeTracker, the popular handheld ID card verification application from Visionbase, now includes support for HID prox and contactless credentials. The application will read the prox or iCLASS card and check against an onboard or external database for access, eligibility, loyalty, and mustering applications. PockeTracker runs on Motorola Symbol devices, or any PocketPC device paired with an appropriate card reader. An intuitive red or green display permits or denies entry. The product will be demo’d at the ISC West show in Las Vegas next week.

VisionBase adds contactless options to PockeTracker with HID technology

PockeTracker, VisionBase’s mobile handheld ID card tracking device, now includes HID Proximity and iCLASS® technology

Jupiter, FL, March 19, 2007: VisionBase Inc, a premier developer of mobile ID card tracking solutions, today announced that it has integrated technology by HID Global Corporation, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, to bring improved functionality to PockeTracker Red/Green. PockeTracker works by reading ID cards using the card technology of the user’s choice. PockeTracker now has the ability to read HID Proximity and iCLASS cards, adding secure HID contactless functionality to its list of compatible technologies, which also include barcode and magstripe scanning. Emil Bonaduce, president of VisionBase Inc adds, “I’m excited about joining the HID Connect Partner Program. HID Global’s contactless technologies, paired with our mobile software know-how, bring added security, speed, and convenience when our clients need it most.”

PockeTracker is used to log individuals in and out of events by ID card reading. It runs on Motorola Symbol devices, or any PocketPC device paired with an appropriate card reader. It has a simple red or green display for permitting or denying entry. It can track simple attendance or be used for paperless ticketing. It contains a mustering feature which allows the user to quickly identify who is in, or who is not in a building, a bus, or any other location. It can also tally points for loyalty applications. With HID Proximity and iCLASS as part of the system, an administrator only needs to present the ID card to the reader and they will have access to the photo and data of the individual scanned.

“PockeTracker is a perfect fit for the type of application we look for to make our contactless products stand out in a unique and helpful way,” said Debra Spitler, executive vice president of HID Connect. “VisionBase’s PockeTracker represents a forward-thinking approach to credential-based applications.”

ID Card Administrators need not worry about the headaches of data integration when starting out with PockeTracker. Since launching the PockeTracker Gateway earlier this year, PockeTracker can easily work with current ODBC compliant databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc. and that also includes the majority of the ID card software available on the market.

VisionBase will be giving demos of the new PockeTracker functionality at the upcoming ISC West Security Conference in Las Vegas March 28-30, 2007.

About VisionBase:

VisionBase is a software development firm specializing in ID card systems and tracking devices. After success with its ID card software RapIDcard throughout the 1990’s, VisionBase soon branched off into PC based and handheld tracking solutions. PockeTracker, VisionBase’s handheld mobile application is used by college campuses nationwide as well as other organizations in need of wireless mobile tracking by ID card. VisionBase also sells all the components needed to get ID systems up and running including handheld devices, printers, software, cameras, and a wide array of ID carding supplies.

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About HID Global:
HID Global is a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; photo ID and ID card application control software; and secure card issuance solutions. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global operates international offices that support more than 100 countries and is an ASSA ABLOY Group company. To learn more, please visit

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