Lancaster, PA (September 21, 2009) — IDenticard Systems, a market leader in access control, personal identification and custom ID badges, announces a partnership with I&A System Co., Ltd., a South Korean card printer manufacturer, to bring the reliable and user-friendly SMART card printer line to the U.S. market. The SMART printer, available in versions for single-sided or dual-sided printing, is a compact, lightweight ID card printer that is packed with user convenience features, includes customer-friendly software tools, and provides the optional ability to encode magnetic stripe, or contact or contactless chip cards.
“We are pleased to distribute this compact and feature-rich card printer to the U.S. market. It’s the ideal complement to our suite of access control and badging solutions,” said Rod Merriweather, Marketing and Business Development Manager, IDenticard Systems. “The SMART card printer is perfect for small to mid-sized corporations, banks, schools and government facilities. As the concept of card printing expands to include more functions, such as security features and smart card encoding, the SMART fills a perfect niche for a small printer that delivers reliable performance, high quality and user convenience.”
“IDenticard Systems is the perfect partner to introduce our innovative printer to the U.S. market,” said Tommy Kim, Marketing Manager, I&A System Co., Ltd. “IDenticard Systems has demonstrated a decades-long commitment to technical innovation and customer service, and their partnership and endorsement of our SMART printer is a great boost for us in this important market.”
The SMART printer’s simple-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) ensures convenience using design Wizards and templates, and customer-oriented software tools include a card printer setup utility, a card printer test utility and a card printer firmware utility. The exclusive card issue design and encoding tool is compatible with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint and with Adobe Photoshop.
Multiple encoding options are available for various formats related to magnetic stripes and contact or contactless chip cards, including DESFire and HID® iClass. Printer specifications include 64 MB of memory, print resolution of 300 dpi, USB interface, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista driver. The input hopper can accommodate 100 cards (each 0.76mm thick), and the output hopper can accommodate 40 cards. The printer can handle cards ranging in thickness from 0.38mm to 1mm. The single-sided model is field-upgradeable for double-sided printing.
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IDenticard has been a leader in the manufacturing of identification and security products for more than 40 years. A division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC) with offices in both the United States and Canada, IDenticard is proud to serve over 22,000 customers around the world, including federal agencies, hospitals, universities and multiple Fortune 500 companies. IDenticard’s mission is to offer unparalleled sales, service and support to all of our customers.