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!

Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

White Paper by HID Global

With security concerns ever on the rise, today’s enterprise corporations, healthcare facilities, educational campuses and government agencies are seeking reliable, scalable and cost-effective solutions for producing secure ID badges on-demand. These credentials come in many forms and can serve one or more purposes – from a simple photo identification (ID) card to badges that allow for physical access via wall-mounted card readers or even multi-functional, smart cards that incorporate more complex technologies, such as access to networks or protected data via a laptop or mobile device; tracking an individual’s time and attendance; or cashless vending.
Because the spectrum of available secure issuance solutions is quite broad, understanding your technology options and choosing the right solution can seem like an overwhelming task. This white paper aims to simplify this process by providing you with the top ten things to consider as part of your evaluation process so that you can narrow your selections and ultimately choose the right secure issuance solution to best meet your unique needs.

  1. Security
  2. Credential Durability
  3. Card Printing Volume
  4. Simultaneous Functions and Card Throughput Speed
  5. Flexible Interoperability
  6. Connectivity
  7. Operational Convenience
  8. Modularity and System Scalability
  9. Quality
  10. Partnering with a Leader and Innovator

Although the spectrum of available secure issuance solutions can seem overwhelming at first glance, by understanding your technology options and taking the aforementioned ten factors into consideration, you will be able to effectively narrow your selections and confidently choose the right secure issuance solution to best meet your unique needs.

About HID Global
For more than 20 years, enterprise corporations, government agencies, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, transit authorities, small-to-medium businesses, K-12 schools, Colleges and Universities have all relied on HID Global to deliver the world’s broadest, feature-rich portfolio of card printers/encoders for custom card personalization, creating high-quality color photo IDs and encoding smart cards. With the industry’s first fully modular, scalable and future-proof Direct-to-Card (DTC®) and High Definition Printing (HDP®) printer portfolio, along with its complete line of visual security products and accessories, HID Global’s secure issuance solutions meet the customization needs of organizations worldwide and lead the way in secure issuance innovation.

HID-Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

Asure ID updates

AsureID 7 Solo Upgrade

HID Global encourages all current owners of Asure ID to download and install the latest update (Asure ID version 7.7), which is available at no charge to current Asure ID 2009 and Asure ID 7 users.

This update can be easily applied from within the application by clicking Options > Resources > Check For Updates.


MATICA – A New Generation of ID Card Printers


A New Generation of ID Card Printers

Desktop Card Printers

Moca II and Espresso II are compact and powerful desktop ID card printers that represents Italian design & engineering and reflects German reliability with its consistent performance.

Booth offer its users great value and versatility with superior print speed and outstanding print quality. With its robust and durable construction, these direct-to-card desktop printers look and work great in any office or card production environment.

Available in single and dual-sided configurations – you can easily meet your printer needs for single or dual-sided cards. In addition, the entire line offers optional WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, which makes printing and encoding convenient and trouble-free. You can easily match your printer needs, as a vast range of options are easy to add as your business needs continue to evolve.



Moca II

Moca II

Matica launches new retransfer printer for event sector’s oversized cards

Matica launches new retransfer printer for event sector’s oversized cards

  • Matica’s new XL8300 prints oversized event cards in superior retransfer quality.
  • Newly developed XL8300 is an exclusive Matica offering.
  • Widest printable area with oversized card format.

MUNICH,  7 April, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG (A0JELZ), a worldwide leading vendor for financial and secure ID card issuance systems announces the launch of the XL8300, an innovative retransfer printer, which specializes in exceptionally high quality card applications for oversized cards for the events industry.

Based on the successful XID retransfer Series 8, the XL8300 will complement Matica’s comprehensive portfolio by offering the ever-growing events sector a portable solution that issues non-standard, wide format cards with high calibre printing.

Wide format cards and badges are deployed for visitors, staff or VIPs by event management and conferencing companies organizing conventions, trade shows and sports events, such as the Olympics, Formula One, golf, football, tennis and all other competitions. ´

“The oversized card format market is a growing sector so it was a logical step to make our entrance by maximizing Matica´s well-known and trusted technology. The market reaction to our improved products, which sit within a broad and competitive portfolio, shows that we are on track to achieve sustainable profitability,” said Sandro Camilleri, CEO, Matica Technologies AG.

Demand for wide format ID cards may also include sites of specialized security where increased card personalization is required. Matica´s XL8300 has an option to encode contactless cards. Similarly, corporate environments may need them where access control requires immediate personal identification. As an additional security feature, the XL8300 can print logo, text and images with UV ink.


What makes the XL8300 stand out from the crowd in the events industry?

Superior print quality for wide format visitor cards

High resolution retransfer print technology, with biggest individually printable areas.

Improved flexibility and options

The XL8300 is not restricted to one material and prints on a wide range of card material such as ABS, PET and PVC. Increased card personalization is possible owing to its option to encode contactless cards for electronic access control, and UV printing to increase the level of security. The personalization can be done in full color and monochrome carbon black.

Recognizable reliability

The successful XID retransfer Series 8 constitutes the core function behind Matica’s new XL8300 reassuring users about its high printing competences for which it is known.

“We have a comprehensive portfolio of card issuance solutions but we recognized that there was a gap in the events market, so our engineers and designers have worked hard to add a new member to our XID Series 8 family, which creates an advanced alternative for anyone working with wide format cards,” said Harald Zinn, Director, Product Marketing for Secure ID, Matica Technologies AG.


XL8300 is available now through Matica´s partner network.

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What level of card security do I need?

How secure do you need your ID cards?

This is a common question from our customers. The level of card security depends on a number of factors but we will try to break it down in basic bullet list:

PVC printed ID card

  • If visual identification is all you require, then a simple photo ID may work just fine. This is a simple, low cost solution and it can be implemented quickly and easily.
  • For this ID, you can simply include you company logo and employee name OR you can considering adding photo, title or access level.
    1. Benefits: low cost, professional and easy entry-level ID solution
    2. Risks: this does not automate access control (i.e. turn card “off” once no longer at company) and some interaction may be required to validate a user.
  • If this security solution will meet your needs, please contact ASAP for information on an ID printer OR for ASAP to print cards on your behalf.

Mag stripe or bar code printed ID card

  • If your organization requires a slightly higher level of security than a simple visual ID, consider a magnetic stripe or bar code solution. This is also a low cost and easy solution to implement that may meet your needs.
  • How can a mag stripe or bar code system work? It may be used for clocking in/out, logging into a POS system, checking books in/out as well as paying for meals on an account simply by swiping the card through a mag stripe or bar code reader connected to your company system.
  • Bar codes can be 1D, 2D or QR codes depending on the amount of data to be stored. Mag strips are low, mid or high-co and again can store a variety of data on 1, 2 or 3 “tracks”.
  • Benefits and Risks are the same as PVC only ID cards. It adds a slightly higher level of function but very little added security.

Proximity ID card

  • Proximity cards/fobs are considered “keyless access”. They offer facilities an easier and more affordable way to control access by issuing Prox “keys” which they can simple “turn off” once the person no longer requires access without having to track down a physical key. Prox also allows tracking of access when readers are required for access control (buildings, parking lots, etc). This would be considered a “moderate” security solution.
  • Users are also able to control access on schedules and/or grant access to certain areas only to certain employees.
  • Finally, you are able to print on most Prox cards to allow you to include both visual security with electronic access control.

Smart (contact and contactless) ID card

  • The highest level of card security are consider Smart Cards.
    • Contactless smart cards use high-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) and a memory chip to store data (2K, 8K, 16K, etc). The larger the chip, the more capacity to store/encrypt. These cards can be used for building/parking access, secured access to rooms, cabinets, closets, logical access, inventory tracking, cashless vending, clocking in/out.
    • There are risks….primarily privacy concerns since devices store data and can be read by another device if in the wrong hands.
  • Contact smart cards include a chip/microprocessor on the card with enormous storage capacity. These cards must be inserted into a special reader to access data but these are more secure cards and cannot be skimmed (no RFID). Consider the new chip credit cards as an example of contact cards are work. These, too, can have a photo/name added to include visual security if needed.

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!

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