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Securing access with smart ID cards and printing systems

Securing access with smart ID cards and printing systems
To ensure data accuracy, ID cards are no longer simple plastic pieces with profile images, but rather converged access credentials with biometric authentication and secure encryption.
Modern civil, visitor and membership management and access control rely greatly on smart identity cards and card printing systems. To ensure data accuracy, ID cards are no longer simple plastic pieces with profile images, but rather converged access credentials with biometric authentication and secure encryption. Card printers, on the other hand, are protecting against unauthorized usage through advanced technologies like security watermarks and ID registration.

Evolis Zenius Card Printer

Designed for single-sided printing of any type of plastic cards, the Evolis Zenius card printer generates color or monochrome cards for diverse applications like employee access control badges, membership cards and more. Aiming to reduce its environmental footprint, the Zenius card printer reduces the power consumption of its printers through an economical hibernation mode. It can process images with 300 dpi resolution and edge-to-edge printing.
  • The Evolis Premium Suite software receives notifications and easily controls the printer from a separate computer
  • Prints cards individually or in small runs
  • Prints a color card in 30 seconds and up to 150 color cards per hour
  • Able to combine magnetic encoding, contact and contactless chips

Zebra ZC300 Series Card Printer

From corporate offices to retail stores, the Zebra ZC300 series is designed to produce identity and access cards to membership and events, printing both a single and dual-sided magnetic stripe as well as contactless cards. The card printing process is easy for users with graphical drivers. A visual display of the card allows users to see how the card looks and, if the settings are allocated correctly, eliminates the cost of repeatedly printing test cards.
  • Cover lock to prevent theft of card stock and rejected cards
  • The snug-fit design of the ribbon leaves no question whether it’s installed correctly or not
  • Flexible deployment and operation with Wi-Fi connection
  • Secure protection with printer and host authentication and AES data encryption

Magicard Rio Pro 360 with HoloKote Security Watermark

Magicard Rio Pro 360 is a desktop ID printer with embedded Linux-based CPU. This LYNK intelligence recognizes USB and Ethernet and can easily be integrated with third-party applications locally or in the cloud. All printed cards are secured by Magicard-patented HoloKote security watermark, which is frosted into the clear protective overcoat layer during the normal print process using standard ribbons and cards.
  • Print technology: 300 dpi color dye sublimation, monochrome, and thermal rewritable 
  • Feed system: manual and hopper fed
  • Card capacity: 100 card feeder, 70-card stacker
  • Applications: school ID, payment, education, access control and more

DERMALOG Biometric ID Cards

The multi-purpose biometric ID cards from DERMALOG can be applied in numerous applications like civil servants cards, health cards, drivers' licenses, biometric foreign workers cards or seafarer's cards. DERMALOG's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) has the ability to identify fingerprints in large-scale biometric databases. Its security algorithm also prevents identity fraud and individuals from trying multiple registrations at the same institution.
  • Works with ZF1+ smart card reader to verify identity by fingerprint and MCU-based card
  • Database with tenprints, palmprints and latent prints 
  • Runs on all hardware platforms, Windows and Linux
  • Allows integration of digital photos and signatures

AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card System

Able to combine with ID software or webcam for ID photos, the PRO 500 ID card system by AlphaCard can print employee badges, student IDs, loyalty cards and more. To increase user friendliness, it features an LED status screen, USB and Ethernet ports, and a Microsoft-certified plug-and-play driver. All cards are protected by AlphaGuard, a hologram-like watermark over a printed card without requiring lamination, specialty cards or any additional supplies, preventing unauthorized ID card duplication.
  • Backed by a 4-year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus
  • Printing capability: single or dual-sided
  • Print technology: dye sublimation with AlphaGuard watermark
  • Print speed: full color, singlesided cards in 35 seconds, monochrome in 7
  • Input/output hopper: 100/30

HID Crescendo Smart Cards

Crescendo from HID Global is a family of credit card-sized smart cards designed to provide secure IT and physical access control with strong authentication and data protection. Crescendo enables access to applications like PKI-based authentication, digital signature and data encryption. Cards are supported by ActivID Applet Suite, offering secure storage for cryptographic keys, associated digital certificates and personal information.
  • Available as hybrid or dual interface cards; SIM punch out option also available
  • Optimized platform design with automatic memory defragmentation and secure memory management
  • HID Crescendo app simplifies secure issuance of credentials
  • Common Criteria EAL 5+ or FIPS 140-2 certified smart card chip

Identiv uTrust SmartID Secure Access Credentials

Designed for converged access, uTrust MD Smart Cards are Microsoft Minidriver-compatible, PKI-based credentials designed for diverse security applications and digital certificates. The Identiv smart cards come equipped with on-card software and compatible drivers, and are preinitialized with the required keys and settings needed to enable plug-and-play converged access.
  • Compatible with Minidriver supports like VPN, Outlook email signing and encryption, secure web access and more
  • Variants: uTrust V1.0 80K MD contact smart card with 125 KHz proximity and uTrust V1.0 80K MD dual smart card with MIFARE classic 1K and 125 KHz proximity
  • Supported specifications: Microsoft Smart Card Minidriver, Java Card and Global Platform 
  • Processor: NXP SmartMX with PKI crypto processor

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