HID Global Gets Win In Italy

Austin-based identity card and technology provider HID Global reports a win in Italy this morning, with Vodafone Italy, where it will provide physical access control systems using smartphones. Financial impact of the win was not announced. HID Global said the installation includes both legacy, access cards, as well as smartphone IDs. HID Global says its support of smartphones fits into a broader effort at Vodafone, which lets employees track time and attendance, and even pay for purchases at vending machines, using their phones.