Datacard Group

Datacard Group

November 15, 2005 02:00 ET

Datacard Group Introduces Innovative New Modules for Its Best-Selling Card Production and Personalization System

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

New smart card and high-speed laser modules provide superior productivity, security and throughput

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, unveiled innovative new smart card encoding and rapid laser engraving modules for its best-selling Datacard® MPR5000 card production and personalization system today at CARTES 2005. With these enhancements the MPR5000 system produces and personalizes smart cards in a single, end-to-end system at speeds of up to 3,600 cards per hour.

The compact new smart card module uses industry-leading chip encoding technology to rapidly encode both contact and contactless cards--or a combination of the two--in one timesaving module.

"As the demand for contactless smart cards increases, our customers, particularly those in the financial, transit and ID markets, require the flexibility and high throughput this cost effective new smart card module offers," said Neil Crocker, vice president of marketing for Datacard Group.

The MPR5000 system rapid laser engraving module personalizes both sides of the card using a single laser."In today's smart card market there has been a significant increase in GSM and Pay TV cards," said Crocker. "At speeds of up to 3,600 cards per hour for a typical GSM card design, the laser engraving module raises the bar for a process that typically determines overall throughput speed for a card personalization system."

Designed to meet both the current and future needs of card issuers, the MPR5000 system can be configured to manage operations and processes as issuers' needs change and grow. Both modules are available as field upgrades.

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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