Datacard Group

Datacard Group

November 15, 2005 02:01 ET

Datacard Group Introduces Highly Secure Desktop Embossing System; Feature Rich System Provides On-Demand Issuance of Ready-to-Use Cards

PARIS--(CCNMatthews - Nov 15, 2005) -

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, demonstrated the Datacard® SE68 card issuance system today at CARTES 2005, showing card issuers how to get cards into consumers' hands more quickly and efficiently than ever.

This fast and powerful tabletop embossing system offers topping, indent printing and magnetic stripe encoding and fully supports contact and contactless smart card personalization capabilities required for EMV™ migration. In addition, the SE68 system provides the speed, flexibility and advanced security features financial institutions require for on-demand issuance of ready-to-use credit, debit, ATM and EMV cards.

"This system meets a growing market need for secure, low-cost instant issuance of transactional cards. Banks, credit unions and retailers can use the SE68 system to deliver low-cost financial cards instantly," said Neil Crocker, vice president of marketing and corporate development for Datacard Group. "Speed, low operating costs and superb card quality also make the system ideal for a variety of non-financial applications, such as healthcare cards and membership IDs."

In addition to instant issuance applications, the Datacard SE68 system is designed for short-run and batch-issuance requirements in centralized card programs. "With production volumes up to 120 cards per hour and 25,000 cards per year, the system is a very attractive solution for some central issuance programs," Crocker said. "Card issuers can build a production environment around multiple Datacard SE68 systems and enjoy tremendous flexibility and extremely low operating costs."

The system also offers many financial-grade security features, including 3-DES encryption, CPX protocol, locked cabinets, a non-resettable card counter and networking options. A sleek, user-friendly design speeds access for supplies replenishment, routine maintenance and service.

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 (

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