MorphoTrust USA rolls out new Utah Driver’s License aimed at reducing fraud and identity theft

By MorphoTrust USA
A new Driver’s License to reducing identity theft

Starting today, residents of Utah will be receiving the brand new, highly secure driver’s license when they renew or apply for a new driver’s license or ID card. This change stems from a new five-year contract between the Utah DLD and MorphoTrust USA to revamp Utah’s driver’s license and identification (ID) cards with an updated look-and-feel, including new enhanced security features. The licenses and IDs feature encoded elements such as security backgrounds and barcodes that will reduce driver license fraud and identity theft.

Morpho Trust helps reduce Fraud & Identity Theft



Back Key Control Gets Intelligent: Announcing New Medeco X4 CLIQ!

It is official!  The CLIQ technology is now available in Medeco X4 format! Medeco X4 CLIQ is available for immediate order and has launched in these cylinder formats:

  • Mortise 1 1/8” (10 0200)
  • RIM (10 0400)
  • KIK (20 2000)

Medeco X4 CLIQ combines Patented Mechanical Key Control and CLIQ technology, allowing cylinders in the Medeco X4 format to become part of a true Loss and Liability Solution with full audit trail, controlled access and electronic rekeying. There is no hard-wiring or expensive door modification required! Simply install Medeco X4 CLIQ cylinders and use CLIQ Web Manager software to control where and when key access is granted. Medeco X4 CLIQ provides enhanced security and accountability in a retrofit cylinder at a fraction of the cost of traditional electronic access control systems.  (Note: Medeco X4 CLIQ will not be available in SFIC format)

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Supporting the Porsche European Golf Open with Secure ID cards

School buying season is here!

This year, consider some new badging options!
Student and staff ID badges are often required at schools of all sizes. Meet the identification needs of your school customers who will be looking for quality ID badges, smart cards and wearable technology.

Choose from:
PVC & Magnetic Stripe Cards: For simple identification, PVC ID cards feature plenty of room for photos, text and barcodes. The addition of a magnetic stripe allows for processing payments, making them perfect for use in cafeterias, book stores and more.
Access Cards & Key Fobs: Smart and proximity cards are ideal for limiting access to teachers’ lounges, supply closets and other restricted areas. HID PROX Key Fobs performs the same functions as a standard proximity card, meaning it can serve as a convenient, affordable replacement for proximity cards. Available in several bit formats.
Uband™ Wristbands: A hands-free alternative to proximity cards or keyfobs. Ideal for for cashless transactions. Available with Proximity (125Khz) or Smart (13.5MHz MiFare) technologies.

Introducing ZXP Series 9 Card Printers

Zebra ZXP Series 9 ID Card Printer with LaminationPhoto-like Image Quality at Lightning Fast Speed

Engineered to meet your high-security application needs, the ZXP Series 9 ™ lets you produce photo-quality cards quickly and reliably. Ideal for printing photos and graphics, the dependable ZXP Series 9 printer incorporates Zebra’s Color Predictive Technology, featuring algorithms that constantly monitor and instantaneously adapt printer settings to automatically produce the highest print quality. As a retransfer printer, it enables you to produce extremely durable, true to edge-to-edge cards – even on uneven card surfaces such as smart cards.



HID Global’s Seos Smart Cards and HID Mobile Access Bring Convenience, Security and the Mobile ID “Cool” Factor to Major U.S. University

AUSTIN, Texas, April 20, 2017 — HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced a major U.S. university selected its Seos® smart cards and HID Mobile Access® solution to streamline card office operations, simplify the management and use of trusted IDs, and offer the “cool” factor to students using phones for accessing buildings, services and resources. The phased deployment of thousands of readers over the last few years enabled these benefits, while preserving investments in previously installed HID Global readers.

“We applaud this visionary university as one of the most sweeping examples of how to transform the campus experience using trusted identities on cards and mobile phones,” said Brett St. Pierre, Director of Education Solutions with HID Global. “As they move toward full deployment, they will be creating a new kind of One Card office that secures the campus while delivering new and innovative services.”

The university will support HID Mobile Access in all common campus areas by the summer of 2017 and plans to use the solution’s Mobile IDs as its primary form of campus identification in the years to come.  HID Mobile Access enables users to request and receive new Mobile IDs over the air to their phones, improving convenience while significantly reducing card office support requirements.  Likewise, administrators can revoke identities and modify permissions with the same over-the-air speed and simplicity, streamlining the work of managing identities across the university’s large campus population.

After a successful technology pilot, the university began upgrading many of its existing HID readers to support the Bluetooth capabilities required for Mobile IDs.  It is also installing more than 400 additional mobile-enabled readers during 2017, with all readers supporting both earlier card technologies and Mobile IDs to ensure a smooth transition.

The university plans to ultimately use Mobile IDs as its primary form of identification in the future.  Accordingly, the university issued 300 to 400 Mobile IDs in the first deployment phase of HID Mobile Access and will issue another 500 during 2017. Next year, the university intends to issue ID cards while simultaneously provisioning Mobile IDs to all students and staff.

The university will explore new ways to benefit from HID Mobile Access after the deployment is complete.  Mobile IDs can be used alongside ID cards for applications ranging from entering parking lots, buildings and residence halls to making meal plan purchases, and accessing library and media center resources.

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HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people secure and convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be accurately identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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Life-Saving RFID: Identiv and DNP Team Up to Provide Infrastructure-Monitoring UHF Tags

March 16, 2017

Dr. Manfred Mueller

You may have caught the press release this morning — but in case you missed it, Identiv’s ultra high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags have been incorporated into a new system that monitors critical infrastructure and detects cracks in bridges and tunnels. The tag was developed for Identiv partner Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP).

Who Is DNP?
dainippon-logo_11313524DNP was established in 1876 as the first full-scale printing company in Japan. Expanding printing technology has been a fundamental DNP policy since the 1950s. The company has diversified operations to include packaging, decorative materials, electronic components, and information media supplies. By combining innovative technology and expertise, DNP offers products and services that can help fulfill dreams, enrich everyday life, and enhance communication. DNP has become an integral part of the information communication industry.

Identiv’s UHF Tag Portfolio
uhf-tags_49276f528822842ab43461fe441e7af7Identiv’s UHF Tag portfolio is built around a comprehensive set of optimized designs for applications across industrial markets including asset tracking, logistics and parking access. UHF technology uses radio frequency spectra which allow reading distances of several meters (equivalent to several dozen feet), depending on the size of the tags and the operating power transmitted by the UHF reader.

The History of Japanese Infrastructure
In Japan, the majority of tunnels and bridges were built during the high economic growth period of the 1960s, meaning they are quickly becoming too old for continued use. As a result, there is an increase in accidents due to decrepit concrete, which is a huge, dangerous problem. Local government and transportation entities are under regulation to maintain inspections, however, the cost of such inspections is incredibly high due to complex testing equipment and the skill of the laborers performing such testing.

Finding the Right Solution
In direct response to this growing issue, DNP partnered with Identiv and developed an infrastructure-monitoring RFID inlay that can detect structural cracks, leveraging a powerful UHF chip equipped with tamper detection capability. This long reading distance inlay is glued to areas of concern on a concrete structure (i.e., areas suspected to be cracked or that may be extended in the near future). The inlays receive radio waves and the system can monitor the condition to avert disasters before they occur. DNP has developed the unique adhesive for the sheets that are attached to the concrete, which cures the agent via irradiation with ultraviolet rays (i.e., sunlight) or fluorescent light.

Japan_BridgeUnlike traditional, cumbersome testing techniques, the new monitoring system can read all of the information collected by the inlay sheets at once via a UHF reader/writer, dramatically reducing inspection time, and the UHF range of Identiv’s tags allows for long communication distance. Small cracks are difficult to detect through visual inspection alone, and with Identiv’s technology, inspectors without special skills can make an accurate assessment, saving time and money, and potentially saving lives. The data collected is then transferred to local PCs for a full inspection report.

Identiv is proud to contribute our UHF RFID tag technology and partner with DNP on this solution. Detecting concrete cracks at an early stage will not only save the Japanese government from a growing financial burden, more importantly, it will save lives.

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.