HID expands card personalization portfolio
HID Global announced it has expanded its card personalization portfolio with the introduction of its FARGO HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder. Featuring the company’s fifth generation High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, the new Industrial Series printer/encoder is a card personalization and issuance solution for extended-run, high throughput and high duty cycle requirements of government ID card programs, service bureaus conditions, universities and large enterprises.
The FARGO HDP8500 printer/encoder includes a 400-card total input capacity. This, combined with an industry-first graphical touch screen user interface, helps minimize operator intervention and maximize card yield per shift. The high performance HDP8500 is built using solid metal cabinetry with precision-engineered interior components to provide greater resistance to parts fatigue, and is designed to work with the most durable consumables for long-life card provision in small and large government ID programs. For operational and issuance security, the printer is the first personalization solution in the market that has been architected for use within the HID Global Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) ecosystem, allowing it to process and generate Secure Identity Objects for enhanced system security and authentication where citizen privacy in government ID card projects and heightened security in other card programs is a necessity.
The printer includes a comprehensive set of additional security features such as operator PIN number access and multi-locking entry points for secure printing; AES 256 bit data encryption and resin ribbon data-erase functionality; and secure holographic lamination for lasting protection from fraud.