Datacard Group

Datacard Group

November 17, 2005 03:00 ET

Datacard Group Announces Strategic Alliance with IXLA

PARIS--(CCNMatthews - Nov 17, 2005) -

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced today at CARTES 2005 that it has entered into a strategic alliance with IXLA, a former subsidiary of Laservall S.p.A. Datacard Group and IXLA will jointly bring laser engraving solutions for ID cards and passports to governments and other organizations requiring highly secure documents. The two companies will collaborate in product development, marketing, and sales.

"The demand for secure ID documents is increasing across the globe," said Kent Shields, senior vice president of marketing and technology for Datacard Group. "Laser-based passport and card systems are among the most effective solutions for producing highly secure documents. These desktop laser products will enhance the ability of Datacard Group and IXLA to meet the needs of our customers worldwide."

Datacard Group offers the world's best-selling secure ID and card personalization solutions. The company's portfolio includes systems for high-volume card issuance, card delivery, secure ID issuance and passport production, plus extensive service and supply offerings. Datacard Group serves customers in more than 120 countries (www.datacard.com).

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