Crescendo enables access to the door and a broad range of applications like PKI based authentication, digital signature and data encryption. Use cases also include secure login to workstations and laptops, web-based cloud applications or VPN gateways. The card can include digital certificates or generate one-time-password values.

Crescendo C1300 is dual interface card for future proof and advanced security installations. It features an HID Seos vault for compatibility with the HID iCLASS SE ecosystem. The card is part of the HID ecosystem and leverages the ActivID Applet Suite. This applet suite offers secure storage and protection for cryptographic keys and their associated digital certificates, as well as personal information.

Crescendo can be used in stand-alone mode or centrally managed by ActivID Credential Management System. It works in combination with ActivClient middleware or HID Global’s ActivID appliance.

Furthermore, Crescendo is part of the HID PIV Express and HID PIV Enterprise solutions which help organizations improve their security posture, comply with mandates, and improve the user experience.