HID Podcast: How safe is biometrics?

Biometrics is taking off in a big way in consumer electronics, especially in smartphones. But how safe is the technology? Should we use biometrics for banking authentication? And what are the differences between consumer-grade and commercial-grade sensors?

In this podcast, HID Global vice president Greg Sarrail talks about biometrics technology. This is the third podcast in a TechCentral series on information security.

Greg Sarrail

Greg Sarrail, Vice President HID Global.

Though the focus of the interview is on fingerprint recognition technology, the conversation also covers iris scanning, and voice and facial recognition technologies.

Greg Sarrail joined HID in 2007 and is responsible for expanding HID Global Biometrics growth through strategic partnerships throughout the trusted identity ecosystem across the globe.

All TechCentral podcasts can be found here.

Matica introduces world’s first desktop embossing technology with retransfer printing

Matica introduces world’s first desktop embossing technology with retransfer printing

  • Groundbreaking desktop retransfer card printer with embosser: the S3800, will be ready for orders early 2017.
  • Also revealed for finance sector: the S3300, a desktop embosser, available in first half of 2017.
  • Both product previews for debit and credit EMV card issuance prompted significant registered interest.MUNICH, Germany, 20 December, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG, has accelerated the dates for the completion of its latest product introductions for the instant card issuance market after a significant number of companies attending Trustech 2016 registered their interest in the two solutions. Both the S3300 and S3800 product previews were unveiled at the largest global event for trust-based technologies in December.

    Interest on the Matica stand from business partners and system integrators produced regular demonstrations of the first-ever combined desktop retransfer printer with embosser (S3800) designed for back office and/or service bureaus and a brand new desktop embosser (S3300) for back office and/or service bureaus and Financial Instant Issuance (FII).

    The unprecedented innovations behind the S3800 truly raise the bar for Matica’s broad portfolio. Arguably the most innovative solution of its type on the market, the ground breaking S3800 deploys Matica´s world class XID retransfer card printer with parallel printing and encoding (mag / chip) and embossing (rear, front indenting and tipping), derived from proprietary technology used in Matica’s high-volume financial systems.

    The S3800 is the only solution available for blank, financial card printing with retransfer technology capable to print 600dpi or 300dpi combined with embossing personalization. It offers enhanced security through electronic locks and key locks for secure reject tray access. Connectivity through TCP/IP single-wire and an on-board PC.

    The S3300, a standalone embosser with feeder and encoding module (FEM), is set to replace previous Z3e and S3000e embossing solutions. A pure embosser for pre-printed cards Matica´s S3300 will produce EMV-ready credit and debit cards but will also lend a sturdy hand to loyalty, VIP and ID cards. Modular options allow the solution to grow with business needs: it can easily add a second embosser or tipper and up to three additional feeder-encoders in future versions. It comes with USB and IP-connectivity.

    “As I’m sure our clients, business partners and system integrators would agree, Matica believes in investing in intelligently engineered technology, which continue to enhance our broad portfolio of secure ID card applications,” said Sandro Camilleri, CEO, Matica Technologies Group.

    “The S3300 and S3800 are particularly notable innovations because there is nothing on the market quite like them – they enhance the power of card embossing technology to our desktop solutions, which is a genuine feat of research and design. Judging from the response at Trustech, the market is engaged too,” he added.

    “We were delighted, and excited, to receive such an incredible amount of registered interest for our new product introductions when we put them into active demonstration at Trustech 2016 in Cannes at the French Riviera earlier this month. As well as agreeing to loan a handful of the preliminary versions to external partners, it has prompted Matica Technologies to accelerate the completion of our new S3300 and S3800 line. This means they will be ready to fulfill orders in the first half of 2017,” said Eric Bouvard, VP Product Marketing, Matica Technologies.

HID Mobile Access®

HID Mobile Access®

Secure access control using a mobile device

Mobile access is the use of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet o  r wearable, to gain access to secured doors, gates, networks, services and more. HID Mobile Access® solutions allow organizations to meet the growing demands of a mobile-first world.


HID Mobile Access® introduces a new era of convenience and functionality to access control. Breakthrough technologies meet the growing demands of a smarter, mobile-first world — while instilling confidence that identity data is secure and privacy is protected. 

  •  More Choice – Mobile technology is being leveraged at a rapid pace. The freedom to move access control to phones, tablets, wristbands, watches and other wearables is a matter of end-user preference. HID Mobile Access supports the widest variety of mobile devices in the industry today, or it can be used in addition to traditional card access.
  • More Applications – Managing identity in the organization is changing; IT departments, Security and Facility Management are working toward the development of consolidated access programs. HID Mobile Access enables more than one secure identity to reside in a smart device –creating a single device solution for physical and logical access control.
  • More Confidence – HID Mobile Access, powered by breakthrough credential technologies, is based on ISO standards used by the U.S. government and other organizations globally to encrypt classified or sensitive data, providing unprecedented security and privacy protection of identity data.

RFID Tags Identify and Protect

Let ASAP Identification help you with RFID options offered by HID Global.

Contactless RFID technology is adding speed, accuracy, efficiency and security to an ever-expanding range of applications. HID Global offers the most diverse and flexible line of tags and transponders, backed with over two decades of RFID

development and manufacturing expertise. Innovative engineering, patented processes and ISO 9001-2008 certified facilities ensure HID is your trusted resource for RFID.

Find the ideal tag for your application with the tag selector tool.

Best of all, with a global network of integrator partners, HID can help end customers optimize data accuracy, achieve compliance and optimize critical systems. With standard or customized RFID tags that fit the demands of a broad spectrum of industries and applications, the finished solution starts with expertise and tags from HID Global.

HID can customize a tag to fit unique requirements for chip type, dimensions, programming and materials.

New Zebra’s ZXP Series 9™

Fast Throughput, High Security Retransfer Card Printer

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Print more cards faster with outstanding image quality.  Zebra’s ZXP Series 9 enables you to print true edge-to-edge, photo-quality cards at industry-leading speeds.


ASAP now carries the new Fargo DTC5500LMX!


ASAP Identification is proud to announce the latest and greatest direct-to-card printer from Fargo, the DTC5500LMX!

The DTC5500LMX provides premium printing and delivers the quickest, most cost-efficient wasteless lamination solution on the market today. The DTC5500LMX is the latest release in the successful line of FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC®) printer/encoders, and the first to utilize HID Global’s iON™ technology which powers the fastest and most energy efficient lamination hardware available.

HID Global’s DTC5500LMX all-in-one printing and lamination solution delivers on the promise of reliable, high-volume production at an ultra-low cost-per-card. This enables cost-conscious organizations to routinely issue secure, durable cards in high volumes without sacrificing quality. And as the most energy efficient printing and lamination system available today, the DTC5500LMX is the first printer on the market to be GreenCircle® Certified.

Additionally, the DTC5500LMX system also uses HID Global’s new wasteless PolyGuard™ LMX overlaminates, providing the highest level of card protection while reducing consumable costs by up to 50%. The new consumable design will drive savings in high-volume printing environments, making it the ideal solution for higher education, large corporations, healthcare facilities and government agencies.

DTC5500LMX Printer/Encoder/Laminator

  • Lower Cost Per Card. PolyGuard™ LMX wasteless laminates are manufactured with 1000 patches per roll – enabling lower cost per patch as well as minimizing consumable re-filling.
  • Ease of Encoding. Wide array of contact, contactless and magnetic encoders available for seamless in-line encoding of smart card credentials.
  • Save Time, Save Energy. HID Global’s iON™ technology brings the laminator to optimal operating temperature in under 45 seconds, as compared to the three-plus minutes required by competitive systems. This is up to an 80% saving in time as well as reducing energy consumption.
  • Rugged Enclosure. Robust housing ensures continuous production of quality ID badges and smartcards – even in the harshest printing conditions, such as arid or dusty environments – protecting your investment long into the future.
  • Dual-side Lamination Standard. Unlike other printer / laminators available on the market today, dual-side lamination with one material comes standard for users that may want a full clear patch on one or both sides, for example. A two-material option is also available for cards requiring unique laminates on each side – such as with a custom holographic patch on the front side of a card – with a half patch protecting the back side that leaves a magstripe unencumbered for use.
  • Built in Security. Optional locking hoppers and consumable doors provide maximum security for printing of highly-secure IDs.

For more information about this great new printer, please contact Sheila Brown @ OR 317-488-1030!

Custom Medical Insuance Cards

Let ASAP Identification print your medical/dental or Rx insurance cards for you.  Complete the card issuance process with personalized mailings to your membership with their new insurance card.

Contact ASAP Identification Security @ 317-488-1030!



prox-fobThe ProxKey III is a proximity card keyfob for access control offering HID proximity technology in a convenient, pocket size device. The proximity card keyfob easily attaches to a key ring, badge clip or lanyard. The ProxKey III is built to withstand harsh operating environments or handling.

The ProxKey III is suited for use in access control applications where a Photo ID is not required.

Key Features of the ProxKey III:

  • Small enough to fit on a key ring.
  • Universal compatibility with HID proximity card readers.
  • Provides an external number for easy identification and control Can be
    placed on a key ring for convenient entry.
  • Supports formats up to 85 bits, with over 137 billion codes.
  • Using HID’s ProxProgrammer®, card vendors can ship proximity keyfobs, custom programmed to
    their customers’ requirements, from their own inventory. Enables smaller order
    quantities and overnight delivery. (Check with vendor for availability.)
  • Lifetime warranty.

EVENT Management

eventtagMake a great impression at the next conference, meeting or seminar you host by providing event name tags for each attendee.

Networking is easier when everyone has a professional name tag.

Let ASAP Identification Security help make this work for you! OR 317-488-1030.

HID Indala Prox cards

indala_flexiso_xtHID Indala Prox cards

Combine the benefits of proven Indala® Proximity and HID FlexSmart® MIFARE contactless smart card technology in one smart card. The contactless smart card with proximity technology can be used for diverse applications such as access control, cashless vending, public transportation, event ticketing, customer loyalty and photo ID cards. Featuring exclusive FlexSecur® security technology, the card provides an added level of access system security through a verification process at the smart card reader. Unique to the HID Indala product line, FlexSecur screens out unauthorized smart cards prior to sending card data to the host system.

Manufactured to the highest quality standards, Indala Proximity cards and MIFARE smart cards have the memory structure and capacity to store multiple applications on a single credential. The data is protected with encryption keys used in the mutual authentication process. Therefore, no important data will be shared until the smart card and reader have been authenticated to each other.

When security and performance count most, HID’s FlexSmart MIFARE smart cards can be produced with visual security and anti-counterfeiting features such as holograms, ultraviolet fluorescent inks, micro-printing or a custom logo to quickly and easily identify genuine cards.

Key Features of the FPMXI FlexPass MIFARE/Indala Combo Smart Card

  • Multiple Formats – Supports all Indala proximity card formats, including FlexEnterprise®.
  • Transition Solution – Add smart card applications to an existing Indala proximity technology access control system.
  • High Security – Mutual authentication, data encryption and unique 32-bit serial number.
  • Proven, Reliable Technology – Offers extremely consistent read range. Unaffected by body shielding or variable environmental conditions, even when close to keys and coins.
  • Multiple Memory Types – Available in MIFARE 1K and 4K.
  • True Credit Card Thickness – Use with all direct image and thermal transfer printers.

Questions? Contact ASAP Identification Security @ 317-488-1030 or!