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Jolly Tech Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing a problem with your installation of Jolly software, review the following solutions to see if they may resolve your issue.

License Key / Registration
If you are prompted to enter your license key every time you start Jolly software, your logon user account most likely does not have sufficient privileges. Try the following: Log in as Administrator, run the Jolly software again, then enter the license key. You should no longer be prompted for the key, regardless of what user you log in as.

Transferring software to new PC
In order to move your license from 1 PC to another, back up your templates and data. Then uninstall ID Flow from Jolly/Help/Activation and follow the prompts.

DO NOT UNINSTALL via Windows/Uninstall Program. You need to use ID Flow in order to get the required Hardware ID & Deactivation Code.

Once uninstalled, you can reinstall by right clicking on the file and running as administrator.

Time is Money: A Few Minutes Add Up Fast

timetrackCome in a few minutes late and leave a few minutes early: No big deal? Paying employees for non-worked time becomes expensive quickly.

In a small organization with just 25 employees earning $20/hour: 15 minutes of non-worked time each day equates to a loss of nearly $30,000 / year for the organization. Time Track more than pays for itself in two weeks!

With Jolly’s Time Track, you can design and issue badges and ID cards for employees, contractors or other groups of people. Registration can be completed on-site, online via your company’s intranet or at self-registration kiosks. Track and control access to your facility or job site while also tracking entry/exits by requiring employees and contractors to scan their badges on entry and exit. Generate time and attendance reports that can be viewed, printed or exported while centrally managing multiple locations and databases as needed.

For more information or to see a demo, please call ASAP Identification Security at 317-488-1030 or email us at info@asapid.com.

Special offer for Asure ID® 7 Solo Users

Upgrade your organization’s card personalization capabilities today and save $150! In the simple upgrade process, retain your current card templates and records, while you increase functionality.

Upgrade from Solo to Express and gain:

  • password protection
  • unlimited card records
  • reporting capabilities
  • advanced card design tools including bar code and conditional printing
  • LiveLink to a local MS Access DB
OR Upgrade from Enterprise and also gain:

  • LiveLink to Networked Databases such as a MS SQL Server
  • Supports the educational import/export from a student photo CD

To take advantage of this limited-time offer:

  • Contact your HID FARGO integrator now through December 31st, 2012 and reference promotion code “Asure ID 150.”
  • Request an upgrade or receive a demo of a more richly featured Asure ID 7 software edition.
  • Provide the serial key of your existing Asure ID product.
  • Qualifying upgrades include:
  • Asure ID 7 Solo to Express upgrade – PN 86415 / MSRP $600; now $450!
  • Asure ID 7 Solo to Enterprise upgrade – PN 86416 / MSRP $1,500; now $1350!
  • Accept your shipment by January 31st, 2013.
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ID Flow Upgrades

Last year when your boss asked you to set up your ID badging station, you did your research and selected a great system including a robust printer, Jolly Badger card design software, a slot punch and supplies. The system has served you well but you want to upgrade your ID card design software to Jolly ID Flow Standard for more capacity.

There is a not a direct route to export your current records directly from Jolly Badger and import into ID Flow but you can point your new ID software to your old database.

Before you do any installation, however, you need to back up your files. The default location for the Badger database is Program Files/Jolly Technologies/ {then the name of the program}/Sample Companies. Back up this entire folder.

Once your ID Flow is installed, point the software to connect to the same database that Jolly Badger was using by setting the database to c:\program files\jolly technologies\jolly badger\sample databases.

Once this is set up , you are ready to go!

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Asure ID7

HID Global’s Asure ID 7 is a complete line of card personalization software that is simple to learn and incorporates features to improve the issuance and management of photo IDs for any type or size of organization.

For more information on Asure ID 7 or to get a free 30-day trial of the software please contact ASAP Identification at 317-488-1030 or info@asapid.com to learn more.

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How to select the best ID card design software

When you look to invest in a new ID card system, the printer is just one critical component, but just as important to the efficiency of your ID system is your card design software.

Outside of a card design module in your access control system, there are, in general, 3 levels of off the shelf card design software available:

  • Entry level – This software supports simple designs and is good for a basic organization BUT it does have limitations, mainly in connectivity to outside databases and a cap on the number records stored (usually 200).
  • Mid-level – This level of software allows for connectivity to multiple outside data sources including MS Excel and MS Access.  This level generally has flexibility to grow with your organization.
  • Professional – The highest level of card software offers connectivity to the most data source types and the most flexibility to interface with existing enterprise systems.

Determining your needs both today and over time will help you make a smart choice and while  most systems can be upgraded, some require more steps than others.  Also, you will need to look at the system requirements v. your own system to make sure you are getting the most current program available.

Our recommendation is to download a free trial and see which software solution works best for you and compare the interface.  Once you find one you like, ASAP Identification can help set you up with your new software.  Call 317-488-1030 or email us with questions and we’ll get you started right away.

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How to select the right Visitor Management Solution for your Organization?

Regardless of the size or mission of your organization, knowing who is in your facility, why the visitor is on site and with whom they are meeting is good for both safety and business. Visitor management lets you know the who, what, where, why and when of the people in your building so you can keep everyone safe, secure and aware.

Like most other solutions, visitor management software solutions are available in different levels of capabilities to meet your organization’s needs and budget.

Visitor Management Solutions for Small-Size operations such as elementary schools, churches, local government or small businesses:

For small organizations, let ASAP produce reusable PVC visitor badges on lanyards or clips for your visitors to wear when in your building. This can include your logo or a color block to indicate whom they are visiting. If you need a solution to include sign-in and tracking, simple time-expiring tags with adhesive backs are an affordable option. Finally, a software-based visitor solution allows you to track more than just a name and allows you to print badges with name/company/date for the visitor to wear while on site.

Visitor ID Solutions for Mid-Size operations such as high schools, colleges and city government organizations:

For middle sized organization, reusable PVC badges can also be an affordable option but it may be necessary to capture more information. You can select a visitor management software package to capture visitor information ahead of their arrival, allow for email notification when the guest arrives as well as the printing of a custom ID badge for that visitor. This ID can include name, company, date and photo if needed. Their are several software solutions to provide this level of functionality.

Visitor ID Solutions for Large-Size operations or enterprises such as universities, state government and large businesses:

Large organizations often have more complex needs due to the size of campuses and, in the case of large businesses, the possibility of proprietary processes or manufacturing on site. For these instances, a more sophisticated visitor management solution allows you to prepare for visitors ahead of time, track visitor history, maintain evacuation reports and allow for custom badges.

Whatever the size or mission of your organization, let ASAP Identification Security help you determine your visitor management needs and set up your system to keep your people, processes and products safe and secure.

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Printer Drivers for changing Operating Systems

Operating System Compatibility:

At ASAP, we receive many calls regarding driver compatibility as organizations transition to Windows 7 OS. This chart shows the printers many of our customers have and their compatibility for Windows operating systems.

If you are upgrading your operating system, be sure to verify there is a driver available for both your printer and software.

If you have any questions, please call (317-488-1030) or email (info@asapident.com).

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HID Global Acquires EasyLobby For Secure Visitor Management Solutions

EasyLobby Visitor Management Press Release

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the company has acquired EasyLobby, the industry leader in secure visitor management solutions. The acquisition delivers a number of potential synergies with HID Global’s portfolio across its identity and access management business.

EasyLobby is the pioneer and market-leading provider of comprehensive visitor management solutions. The company’s product suite provides enterprise-class visitor registration, tracking, reporting, badge printing, asset and package management, web-based pre-registration, and employee/contractor time and attendance functionality, and is tightly integrated with a wide variety of access control, human resources and other systems. EasyLobby products complement and extend HID Global’s portfolio, and have been deployed across a large and diverse base that is well-aligned with HID Global’s physical access control customer base.

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Umm, how exactly do I make these cards?

You weighed the pros and cons of a lot of different ID printer options available and you picked a model that really fits your needs. Your ID printer can make double sided cards, it can laminate, it can print quickly and, heck, it can even make a chicken pot pie (okay, I made that last one up, an ID printer can’t do that). Now you are ready to design your ID card, at least you think so.

You sit down at your desk with your leftover chicken pot pie, take a big bite and get ready to work (WRONG! Didn’t you read the blog entry from August 15?! You never work with an ID printer while you eat. The grease and the grime will destroy your ID printer. Okay, let’s start over). You sit down at your clean and clear desk and get ready to work. There is just one problem – how are you going to design your ID card?

You can create an ID card using a Windows based program, such as Photoshop or Word. However, if you use an actual ID card program you can streamline the process and save yourself a lot of time in the long run. The most popular ID card software brands are Jolly, Asure ID and CardStudio. Each is very effective, but they have a different look and feel. We would strongly encourage you to download a demo version to get a feel for each. You might prefer one brand over another.

Please give us a call at (317) 488-1030 and we can help you find the right fit for you. We will even share our chicken pot pie recipe, although we make no guarantees that it is any good.

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