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HOLOKOTE

Screen shot 2014-10-03 at 10.23.49 PMMagicard’s patented HoloKote security prints a watermark graphic into the overlay panel during the normal card printing cycle, providing anti-counterfeit protection for your cards. The image prints in a grid pattern across the entire card surface as a frosted image that is invisible when viewed normally. When flexed or held at an angle in direct light, the HoloKote image becomes clearly visible.

When combined with HoloPatch cards this watermark can be visible in all light conditions.

With the Rio Pro you can print a HoloKote Flex image across the entire card surface. This can be customized to your own logo or security design by using the Custom HoloKote feature.

See samples at UltraMagicard.com

News from Allegion: Smart Cards Offer Many Advantages

Screen shot 2014-09-23 at 10.39.54 AMSmart cards offer many advantages over proximity cards

Proximity readers and cards have been on the market for over 25 years. As the first contactless card that can be “read” without inserting or creating contact with a reader, proximity cards advanced credentials forward significantly.

However, proximity cards are not without their limitations. Namely, storage and security. The storage on proximity cards is limited to the card number alone—making it functional for only one purpose. Additionally, proximity technology is highly susceptible to counterfeits and duplication.

Smart card technology solves both issues.

  • Storage: There are multiple sectors on a smart card, allowing for storage of several different types of applications, including access control, POS, computer access, data storage and cashless vending. Smart cards can be used for multiple purposes and are 100 times faster than proximity credentials.
  • Security: With advanced data encryption, duplication is nearly impossible. As an added level of security, smart technology requires mutual authentication—between the card and reader.

Making the transition
It’s fairly simple to transition to smart cards on existing systems. Allegion’s aptiQ™ Multi-Technology Readers allow companies to move at their own pace because they read both 125 kHz proximity and 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit. Even more, Allegion’s aptiQ readers are very easy to install or replace with a quick-connect design that uses standard wiring.

Read more industry insights regarding sorting through credential technology choices by Allegion.

Want more information on Allegion’s aptiQ smart card technology? Contact Sheila Brown today!

Is your Asure ID 7 Solo photo box crashing?

Asure ID 7 Solo program fix for photo box crashes:

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3 Easy Steps for DTC4500e Ribbon Sensor Calibration

3 Easy Steps for DTC4500e Ribbon Sensor Calibration:

1. Press the right button and scroll with the left button to TOOLBOX.

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2. Press the right button to select TOOLBOX and scroll with the left button to CALIBRATE RIBBON SENSOR

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3. Press the right button to select CALIBRATE RIBBON SENSOR

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FOX News Reports on Identiv’s NFC Solutions for Healthcare Management

Another technology that can revolutionize health care involves the use of NFC (near field communication) tags. Unlike QR codes, which can be printed by the pharmacist on a prescription label, NFC tags are more like microchips, embedded in the bottle. They can monitor the weight of the bottle to determine whether a pill has been taken out, and they can be “easily programmed with a doctor’s instructions, including correct dosage, cautions, drug interactions and additional information that won’t fit on a current label,” said Jason Hart, CEO and Director of Identiv, Inc., a maker of NFC technology for the health care industry.

Read Full Article Here

2014-2015 School Year, are you ready?

It’s time to get ready for Back To School, especially if you need an upgrade your ID card system for school ID badges.

The right ID card system can help your school run more smoothly to identify staff and students and to help make sure everyone is where they belong.

We have several solutions available to meet your needs, whether for hundreds or thousands of IDs.

Please let us know if you need any ID supplies to kick off the 2014-15 school year!

Thanks for your ongoing support of ASAP Identification (317-488-1030 or sbrown@asapident.com).

CardPresso – Easy to use, easy to upgrade

cardpressoCardPresso ID software is a versatile and easy-to-use and easy to upgrade solution.

Easy to use: The cardPresso software can be installed on multiple PCs and you simply move the USB pen (1 pen per license) between those PCs to run the application. This allows multiple users to have access to the software, thus allowing workload to shift from one PC user to another. The PCs without the pen can run the software in DEMO mode but will need the pen to run fully.

Easy to upgrade: Entry level XXS is affordable (@ $75) and full of great features for a basic software. As the needs of your organization change, so do the offerings. There are 5 editions of cardPresso available and upgrades are managed easily and seamlessly through your software license key.

The cardPresso suite of software solutions ranges from simple to robust and can certainly meet the requirements of your organization.

Call (317-488-1030) or email ASAP Identification (info@asapident.com) to learn more about the cardPresso solution.

Zebra Badge Creator – In a Box Series

Learn more about Zebra’s Badge Creator by clicking on the link below:

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Evolis to bundle card printers with CardPresso versatile card design software

VISUEL CARDPRESSO COUV v5Angers, March 11th 2014 – Evolis, the European leader in solutions for plastic card personalization, announces the integration of the cardPresso software solutions within the Evolis offering. cardPresso is a world-class vendor of card design software solutions, with a key focus on innovation. This move aims at expanding the functional scope of the Evolis product offering.

A worldwide renowned software suite and the ideal addition to the Evolis printers
cardPresso is an expert in advanced software solutions dedicated to card personalization. The cardPresso software is proven to be versatile and easy-to-use, offering advanced graphic features to design, print and encode badges.

With cardPresso now part of the Evolis offering, we set the focus on enhancing software expertise and skills and delivering an end-to-end solution that combines a printer and its companion design software”, said Christophe Peraudeau, Evolis Product Marketing Manager. “cardPresso is a leading solution that brings additional value to our range of printers, as well as increased business opportunities to both Evolis and its network of partners.

From April 2014 onwards, the basic edition of cardPresso will be shipped with the Zenius and Primacy printers, Evolis’ blockbuster printers that stand as the ultimate choice in many international requests for proposals. Quantum, the semi-industrial printer from Evolis will also be bundled with cardPresso. Available in 6 different editions and 18 languages, cardPresso manages card personalization by the unit or in runs, leveraging an internal database, the import of data files in various formats (txt, xls, xlxs and csv) and ODBC links. QR codes and barcodes can be printed while smart card and RFID encoding is fully supported. cardPresso supports Windows and Mac operating systems.

Source: http://www.evolis.com/press-release/evolis-bundle-card-printers-cardpresso

Pre Printed Cards – Right for you?

Are you creating high volume cards daily such as membership, medical ID, insurance or gift cards? If so, pre-printed cards may be a solution worth considering.

  • Pre-printed cards are an easy and efficient option for membership cards, loyalty cards, medical ID or insurance cards, gift cards, and more!
  • Design pre-printed cards to showcase your company’s brand and build customer loyalty then personalize as needed.

Pre-printed cards help with speed and consistency in output. At ASAP, we will pre-print the art work and you personalize with name/title/number as needed. This saves both time and cost of ribbons by using black only instead of full color ribbons.

If you’re printing hundreds or thousands of cards on a regular basis and then personalizing the cards on demand, we can work with you on both the pre-printed card as well as the customizing printer. Getting started is easy!

To find out more, call ASAP Identification (317-488-1030) or email us today!