Allegion offers two new credentials

Allegion offers two new credentials

Allegion has two new credential options designed to make life more convenient

  • Thin keyfob: Offered with either MIFARE Classic smart or proximity technology, the new, thinner keyfob provides the same level of security and convenience as our standard keyfobs, but its thinner profile takes up less space on a key ring.
  • Silicone wristband: The new MIFARE Classic smart silicone wristband credential offers convenience and secure access with a wearable credential. Made of waterproof silicone for durability, the wristband is available in 11 colors.

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Tom’s Bio

TEB & MEB in SeattleTEB's babyTom was born and raised in Wilmington, DE where he attended Archmere Academy and University of Delaware (Fighting Blue Hens) where he earned a BA in History and Social Studies.  Upon completion of his degree, he joined the US Navy, became a commissioned Salvage and Diving Officer and a served on the USS Current from 1956-1959.

Following his time in the US Navy, Tom met and married his best from, Mary Ellen Quinn in 1959 and shortly thereafter they started a family.  In 1964, Tom earned his Masters in Social Science Education and worked in the Wilmington Public Schools and in 1968 he moved his wife and 6 children on a grand adventure from Wilmington to Indiana in order for Tom to complete his Masters in Economics Education at Purdue University.  In 1970 the family (now 7 children) moved to Bloomington, IN for Tom to pursue his Doctorate from Indiana University.fam

For the Browns, there was 1 more child and 1 more move in the future.  In 1973, Tom was recruited as a teacher and the principal of Brebeuf Preparatory High School in Indianapolis.  The family of 10 + trusty dog, Pete, moved to their new home in August 1973 to start a new adventure.

After 10 years at Brebeuf, Tom accepted a position with the US Army as a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist, but his entrepreneurial spirit was beginning to take hold and he started  ASAP Identification in the basement (no, not the HP garage) of his family home while still working for the US Army.  In 1994 he moved into an office space in downtown Indianapolis and quite his job at the US Army to pursue ASAP full time.  In 2006 he was joined by his daughter, Sheila Brown.

1st commTom is now retired.  He is a prostate cancer and melanoma survivor and now is fighting early dementia.  Fortunately for his family, his dementia has left him only with some memory issues but he is still the lovable, happy and optimistic Tommy Brown that we all have gotten to know over the years.  He is cared for by his loving wife, his St. Thomas Aquinas community and with added care at Joy’s House.  While we hope and pray for a cure for this devastating disease, we hold onto all the loving memories that no one can take from us!


Sheila’s Bio

Sheila grew up in Indianapolis were she attended St. Thomas Aquinas School, IPS #59 and Broad Ripple High School.  Upon graduation, she studied Political Science and Economics at Miami (OH) University.

1st commv2Like many mid-west college grads in the early 90s, she was drawn to the Windy City immediately following college where she lived and worked for Andersen Consulting and was assigned to clients ranging from manufacturing to service to retail.  With that knowledge, she applied to and was accepted at Indiana University (Kelley) School of Business where she earned her MBA in Operations Management.

With her newfound degree, Sheila was recruited by Hewlett Packard/Agilent to lead a global team to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements throughout the supply chain and then work to establish and optimize distribution centers in the US, Europa and Asia.  The years at HP/Agilent were fantastic and enabled her to travel extensively and work with colleagues from all corners of the world.

Post HP/Agilent, Sheila and her husband Juan Gonzalez along with her 3 children decided living/working closer to home was her next calling so it was then that she took over her father, Tom Brown’s, small photo ID business in Indianapolis and she has worked to expand and grow to be a top vendor for many of Indiana’s largest employers.  She is well on her way!

ZXP7 Cleaning the Printer

Cleaning Feeder Path:

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Cleaning Card Path:

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ZXP3 Cleaning the Printer

Follow these easy steps to clean your Zebra ZXP3 to ensure a long lasting printer!

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Two New HID Professional Select Series Printers, the FARGO DTC5500LMX and HDP5600

Press Release from HID Global Product Management, Secure Issuance

On March 31st, HID Global® will announce the availability of its all-in-one printing and lamination direct-to-card printer, the DTC5500LMX, and its new high definition card printer, the HDP5600 – both of which comprise HID’s new Professional Select* Series of printers. Available exclusively to HID FARGO® ASP certified partners globally, and upon submission of an approved Professional Select Business Plan, these printers represent the latest in ID card printing technology.

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.

HID Global’s new HDP5600 features an affordable, high resolution 600 dpi printing option for superior text and image quality. Based on HID Global’s industry leading, 5th generation HDP technology, it is ideal for government agencies, universities, corporations and healthcare facilities who need re-transfer printing technology to routinely issue high definition ID cards.

Not only are colors more brilliant and images sharper, but the high quality, 600 dpi resin printing capabilities of the HDP5600 give the ability to precisely print small text and crisply defined barcodes like never before. The HDP5600 also includes a built-in Workbench™ diagnostic utility and Color Assist™ tool to help better match spot colors on company logos and service marks. Leveraging the 600 dpi option, the printer can even accurately reproduce complex characters, such as Kanji, Arabic and Cyrillic.

Key benefits of both printers are outlined below:

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.

HDP5600 Printer/Encoder

  • High Resolution Printing. The HDP5600 features a high resolution 600 dpi option for printing vibrant images, crisp barcodes and small, complex characters. A standard 300 dpi model is also available.
  • Competitive Feature Set. The HDP5600 offers an array of differentiators not available with other HDP printers on the market:
    • 600 dpi availability for both single-side and dual-side printing
    • Half-panel ribbons (for a lower cost-per-card option)
    • High Durable HDP Film
    • Optional dual input hopper capability
  • Backward-Compatible Ribbons and HDP Films. To ensure a smooth transition, the new HDP5600 ribbons and HDP films are backward compatible to the HDP5000. More information is available within the HDP5600 Launch Kit.
  • Enhanced Memory. Provides all the same features, functions and options currently available for the HDP5000 but with added 64 MB memory, allowing for increased resolution without sacrificing print throughput speeds.


Evolis – Self service printing

Evolis launches its most complete range of printers for instant self service printing of customized cards

Angers (France), November 12th, 2015 – Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization and printing solutions for plastic cards, is extending its range of printers designed especially for self-service card printing, with the launch of 4 new models.

These customization systems are ideal for integration into a terminal, either kiosk or as automated devices. With new features, they are particularly compact and robust, while offering greater flexibility and autonomy for instant card printing. Evolis can now offer the widest range of self-service card printing options on the market.

Self-service card printing

Instant card printing from free-standing terminals allows companies, banks, shops and even universities to improve the quality of service offered to their customers or students with immediate card printing and reduced waiting times. These printers are particularly suitable for issuing payment cards, membership cards, student cards, loyalty cards, ID badges or even gift cards.
The new Evolis range aims to meet all requirements for the self-service personalization of single plastic cards with solutions customized to meet client specifications. Evolis card printing modules have a range of encoding options (magnetic stripe, smartcard and contactless smartcard), which can be combined; from a simple print to complex graphic customization of secure cards.

A complete range for multiple requirements

The range includes 4 printers (KC200, KC200B, KM500B, and KM2000B) divided into 2 different print modules. The choice of module is determined by the way it will be used. The criteria to be taken into account are:

  • The space available at the kiosk terminal to determine the size of printer to be used,
  • The quantity of cards to be printed and the number of different designs of pre-printed cards,
  • The maintenance cycle in order to select sufficient capacity for feeders and consumables.

All 4 models are designed to adapt to all kinds of kiosks. They offer many advantages, such as double-sided and edge-to-edge printing, a wide range of encoding options, the capacity to reject faulty cards, and to recycle cards not collected by their users.

All of these modules include Evolis Premium Suite® to facilitate the management of printer parameters, as well as the new Evolis Premium SDK (Software Development Kit) to optimize the integration of the printer into IT systems.

The KC200 and KC200B were designed for easy integration into free-standing terminals. Each one has a 200-card feeder. Manual insertion is also available for the KC200B module, which is fitted with a bezel. The KM500B and KM2000B printers are distinguished by their high feeder capacity, with 500 and 2,000 cards respectively. Their use, therefore, means limited maintenance of the terminal and avoids frequent reloading of cards and ribbons.

Franck Gauthier – T: +33 (0)2 41 36 79 24 –

RFID in Healthcare

RFID Applications in Healthcare Save End Users Time and Money on Asset Locationing & More

Written by: BlueStar

With the ever-changing state of the healthcare and medical industry, providers need to focus their time and resources on providing patients with the care and attention they expect while simultaneously managing costs.

This often proves challenging, as anywhere from 10 to 20% of mobile hospital assets are lost or stolen, at an average cost of nearly $3,000 per item. Forty percent of hospital pharmacy dollars go towards rush orders that could easily be prevented with improved asset tracking. A full three-quarters of maintenance time is often spent searching for these items, as is up to a third of nurses’ time—taking their focus away from providing quality care. The biggest challenge for many hospitals and offices is helping an already overextended staff spend less time on non-care activities.

There’s a better way for healthcare organizations to maximize efficiency and reduce waste; an RFID solution will help them know what they have, where they have it, and where it all needs to go to keep care running smoothly. RFID allows users to track and manage their mobile assets and patients with a custom blend of handheld, mobile or fixed readers. No line of sight is needed for RFID data capture, allowing the user to capture multiple tag in a single pass without moving equipment. RFID is also ideal for drug or supply closets that need consistent monitoring, reading hundreds of tags per second for quick and easy inventory.

In addition, patient rooms, labs, procedure areas, stock rooms and more can be scanned and analyzed in just a few seconds. There are a myriad of ways for your healthcare customers to implement and utilize the benefits of RFID:

Asset Tracking – Detect and timestamp the movements of critical assets to locate them quickly when needed. Reduce equipment loss and theft to improve care and productivity. Use collected data to manage equipment flow processes and resource planning.

Inventory Control – Provide automated, continuous inventory monitoring as well as an alert when minimum levels are reached or when stock is expiring. Ensure availability of products and treatments, preventing rush orders.

Healthcare IT Asset Management –
Locate and potect platforms that could have private financial or clinical data. Demonstrate HIPAA data security compliance.

Patient Tracking – Prevent medical errors due to misidentification, and alert nearby personnel and first responders should an event occur. Provide secure, temporary ID access for relatives and visitors.

Document/Data File Tracking –
Safeguard patient records from loss or unauthorized access, or provide limited but secure access as needed with compliance tracking. Ensure clinical access without compromising confidentiality.

To help customers improve efficiency, security and overall patient care, Motorola offters a complete line of RFID solutions to simplify deployment, lower costs and maximize ROI. The MC3190-Z RFID Reader features a lightweight, ergonomic design to for all-day comfort and user-friendly color touchscreen. Its pinpoint locationing technology combined with Motorola’s MAX RFID Antenna reduces the need for tag/scanner alignment, and it’s rugged enough to withstand the rigors of daily use in healthcare and medical environments. What’s more, Motorola’s MAX Data Capture technology combines both RFID and bar code scanning into a single device.

Service Dog IDs

Consider IDs for your service dogs!!  ASAP Identification can provide these, as well.

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For applications requiring additional throughput, Zebra now offers the latest addition to its Card printer series: the ZXP Series 7 Pro.

The ZXP Series 7 Pro is simple to use, produces more cards in less time and is less expensive to own than any other printer in its category.

Larger capacity input and output hoppers – With high-capacity input and output hoppers holding up to 250 plastic cards, users can produce larger batches without the need for constant staff oversight.

First in, first out (FIFO) card sequence  – As cards are produced, they are ordered in a first-in, first-out sequence in the new stacking output hopper. This coordination eliminates the need for sorting cards once the print job is completed.

Easy loading of synchronized supplies – Users can quickly and easily reload supplies and collect finished cards via the removable input and output hoppers. And, the high-capacity hoppers are perfectly synchronized with Zebra’s high-capacity ribbons. With 750 images per ribbon roll, users can print three full batches of cards before needing to change ribbon. This results in additional savings in operator time and fewer production interruptions.

Reliable performance and photo-quality printing – Like the ZXP Series 7, this new Pro version delivers the same fast yet reliable performance and prints sharp, vivid cards with photo-quality images. With the included magnetic encoder, service bureaus are ensured reliable printing and encoding operations. Available with optional features like single- or dual-sided laminating, smart card encoding, connectivity options, and locking mechanisms for security, the ZXP Series 7 Pro is flexible to meet business needs now and in the future.