HID Crescendo C2300 Series

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HID Crescendo C2300 Series

The Crescendo® C2300 provides organizations with seamless and secure employee authentication, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to critical information.

Categories: Smart Cards
Tag: Identity access management, Identity and Card Management, Smart Card, Identity System, Authentication, Smart cards, Safe access, Physical Security, Identity and Access Security

HID Global’s Crescendo C2300 provides the following benefits:


  • Provides seamless security for every use
  • Effortless compliance provides secure access to IT networks, systems and SSO (Single Sign-On)
  • Online applications using FIDO without the need to install any software
  • Personal computers and shared workstations using a Crescendo smart card or security key (USB-A and USB-C)
  • Digital signature that allows users to verify the origin of emails and documents
  • Data encryption allowing only authorized users to access important information
  • Secure printing to ensure privacy and guarantee stronger data protection


Two different interfaces are available to support your dynamic needs: dual (contact and contactless) interface configuration and/or an iCLASS® contactless interface

Supports Future Multi-Protocol Standards

Both Crescendo C2300 dual (contact & contactless) interface and iCLASS contactless cards implement the following industry standards:

FIDO2 certified, compatible with W3C Web Authentication implemented by all major web browsers; Microsoft-compatible security key
FIPS201/PIV compatible, provides interoperability for PKI/digital certificates
GlobalPlatform® remote secure management capability
Seos®, Indala Prox and MIFARE DESFire EV1 physical access technologies
IP68 rated: dust tight and water submersible
In addition, both types of cards support the following security services:

Authentication: FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F; PIV authentication – RSA 2048 and ECC p256 and ECC p384; OATH (optional) HOTP and TOTP – SHA1 / SHA-256 / SHA-512
Signature: PIV signature – RSA 2048 and ECC p256 and ECCp384 with X.509 certificates OATH-OCRA (optional) Test Suites
Encryption: PIV Key Exchange – RSA 2048 and ECCp256 and ECC p384 with X.509 certificates
Content Management: AES-128 data encryption
Crescendo Dual Interface Card

Works with ISO-7816 contact smart card readers, ISO-14443 (NFC) contactless smart card readers, and supports FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security certification for the card platform.

Crescendo Contactless Card

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