RIM Plans to Enable Corporate ID on Embedded Chips in NFC BlackBerrys

BlackBerry phone maker Research In Motion plans to enable enterprises to store their corporate badges and other access-control and ID applications on embedded chips in its NFC phones.

HID Global, a large supplier of physical access-control systems, announced the working relationship with RIM Thursday. It leaves little doubt that corporate ID is one of the applications RIM has planned for the embedded chips in its NFC-enabled BlackBerrys.

HID, which is part of giant digital door lock maker Assa Abloy, said it is adapting its iCLASS corporate and student ID card applications for the first BlackBerry NFC models RIM is introducing–the Bold 9900 and related 9930, and the Curve 9350 along with its close cousins, the 9360 and 9370.

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