Year End Printer TRADE IN

Manufacturer trade in programs ending 31-December 2015:

ZEBRA – Get up to $400 off on a new Zebra ID printer

FARGO – Receive up to $500 credit for new Fargo ID printer

IDP/SMART – Earn up to $150 off a new SMART ID printer

EVOLIS – Receive up to $300 credit toward a new Evolis ID pritner

Connected Physical Access Has Arrived

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the future — but that future is happening right now.

The challenge ― and perhaps more importantly, the opportunity ― for today’s security professionals in an increasingly connected world is how to establish a single, secure identity that an individual can control and protect. Premises access is a huge opportunity for identity. On a daily basis, the way we access premises and information blends. Take a peek at how Identiv is tackling the identity issue this fall, from the launch of Identiv and Cisco’s ICPAM solution to the latest Velocity upgrade.

Find out more about Identiv’s journey towards the IoE at

iCLASS® Seos®

Standard-based high frequency contactless smart card for strong authentication and data confidentiality. Multi-application access control solution that supports the storage of multiple SIOs.
Multi-application enterprise-ready, converged contactless card for securing physical access and access to IT resources that also supports migration from proximity technology
For environments where multiple legacy reader technologies are in place and and upgrade to advanced, more secure technology is desired.

Membership Card Programs

Why set up a Membership Card Program

Most business want to minimize the cost of acquiring new customers for their businesses so it is more important than ever to keep on to the ones they already have, and increase your sales per transaction to these loyal customers.

That is why a membership card program provides customers incentives and continuous motivation to take action and make purchases from your business.

Let ASAP Identification help provide those membership cards to support this effort.  Custom designs allow you to reflect your identify and customer base.

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Proprietary vs. open: Which is more secure?


The Internet of Things (IoT) movement is gaining speed at rapid rates. As a result, there has been a lot of discussion about security. Is a proprietary system or an open one more equipped to protect a company and its assets?

Proprietary system manufacturers claim their systems are more secure. After all, they have more control because their systems are closed, right?  Wrong.

“It’s a fallacy to believe that because something is proprietary it is more secure,” says Allegion Futurist Rob Martens. “Proprietary systems are not more secure than open systems—in fact, I’d argue that, in many cases, they are less secure.”

Martens lists 6 reasons why open source systems are more secure:

1) Complexity doesn’t equal greater security.
“If a system is difficult to navigate—which is often the case with proprietary ones—that doesn’t translate into it being more secure, especially to a hacker,” Martens says.

2) 100% security is a myth.
“Nothing is 100% secure. If a provider is telling you their system is fool-proof, then you should be wary,” he explains. “There are holes in both proprietary and open systems. It’s the job of the integrator and the supporting IT team to plug those holes.”

3) “Security through obscurity” is not real security.
Proprietary systems rely on security through obscurity—that is, the use of secrecy in the design or implementation. Its owners or designers believe that because the system’s flaws are not known, then attackers are unlikely to find them. And that’s simply not true.  “I liken that to thinking that just keeping quiet about your possessions means you won’t get robbed,” Martens says. “Keeping the source code closed might deter some hackers, but just look at the large number of successful attacks against Windows and other proprietary software. Those prove that closed systems are just as vulnerable.”

4) There is strength in numbers.
Everyone has access to the open system’s source code, which means bugs and vulnerabilities are found and fixed more quickly—closing up security holes faster. “The continuous and broad peer review, combined with publicly available source code, only improves security. Threats, defects and risks that may otherwise be missed are more apt to be identified and eliminated,” he says. “With open systems, there are literally thousands and thousands of teams working to enhance the security of the system.”

5) The collective effort leads to greater reliability.
Open source is peer-reviewed software, which leads to more reliability. The infrastructure  of the Internet is largely composed of open-source programs that have proven to be both reliable and robust.

6) Only open systems can truly be audited.
Finally, with proprietary systems, you have nothing but the vendor telling you that the system is secure and adhering to standards. “With open systems, the visibility of the code—and the hundreds of thousands of eyes on it—means you can see for yourself and be confident,” Martens says. While proprietary systems offer some benefits, Martens believes  that, in the end, they actually stymie growth and constrain an organization. Open platforms, on the other hand, provide the security, as well as the ease and functionality,  that is a must for many businesses.  “My experience has shown me that open systems are the best option for companies. While there are security concerns—because nothing is 100 percent secure—the collective efforts help integrators and companies manage risk and, therefore, offer greater security.”

Jolly Tech Student Tracking System

If your school needs a better way to track students, please consider the Jolly Student Tracking System.

It is vital for a school to keep track of its students. The school needs to know not only attendance, whether the student is tardy, or on time. Jolly Technologies has created a practical solution to the age-old student-tracking issue.

Scan Station is a robust system, able to log and track the activity of students with ease. With a few simple clicks, Scan Station checks students in and out of school or class.. Scan Station also creates arrival time reports, letting teachers know if a student is having trouble making it to class on time.

With all of the various features of Scan Station, it’s obvious which student-tracking solution is the best choice. Try a free trial of Scan Station today and see how it works for your school.

Key Features
  • Track student attendance in classrooms and in the field
  • Scan students in the hallways and issue hall passes
  • Retrieve data from any existing student information system
  • Assign warnings and detentions and notify parents via e-mail
  • Generate and print attendance and detention reports

RFID Printers

Zebra RFID printers give you total visibility, allowing you to identify, track, manage and optimize assets. From the first link in your supply chain to the last, our RFID printers have the flexibility to meet different business needs, including new applications. Choose from a range of RFID printers, from mobile to high-output solutions, performance-matched to Zebra labels and tags.


Evolis Primacy DRIVER/FIRMWARE updates

To keep your printer running smoothly, ensure the driver and firmware are current.

Download the latest driver and firmware to your desktop (DOWNLOAD)

Driver update:

Install the card printer to the latest driver (requires ADMIN rights)

  1. Find and run the driver you downloaded
  2. Follow the PROMPTS
  3. Once setup finished click the Finish button

Firmware update:

Updating the card printer to the latest firmware

  2. Double click your printer
  3. Expand the Maintenance menu
  4. Click Firmware update
  5. Click Launch the update wizard
  6. Follow the steps all the way until finished




Evolis Primacy Updates

The best printer just got better

With more than 50 000 units sold and more than 500 million cards printed in 3 years, Primacy quickly became the benchmark for printing quality and modularity. Today, Evolis goes further and introduces new features which make the Primacy even more powerful and more flexible, to further enhance customer experience and provide extra security.


Available in July, 2015:

Specific model with an open output hopper for unattended counter operations such as event or loyalty management.

Low-card sensor to let you know when your feeder is almost empty.

A UHF encoding option ideal for long-range access control, transportation or vehicle identification applications.

Extended memory size & printing resolutions for a sharper definition of images and texts.

New update verification wizard to allow the user to quickly verify if a driver of firmware update is available and to install it in a few clicks.

Brand-new SDK, available free of charge, to facilitate and speed up the integration of the Primacy into IT systems, allowing remote supervision of the printer.

More to come in Q4 2015:

Optional LCD display to allow the user to interact directly with the printer, without having to be in front of the computer.

Increased monochrome printing speed to maximize throughput.

New electronic locking system to increase the level of security of the printer.

Understanding smart cards

Understanding smart cards – Smart cards undoubtedly provide numerous benefits over traditional mag strip and prox cards. But getting understanding the benefits can be a challenge. Allegion has a ready-to-go presentation to help your customers understand the technology and to answer their questions and concerns about smart cards. Learn More