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Custom Designed Lanyards with No Set Up Fees & Free Shipping

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Custom LanyardsAll summer long AdvantIDge is  waiving setup fees and offering free shipping on any custom printed lanyards using our new custom lanyard design tool. This interactive design center is easy to use and simplifies the lanyard creation process to give you instant visual proof for your immediate approval. For a limited time, we are making it even easier with extra discounts for quantities over 100, waiving all setup fees and giving you free shipping through the end of summer.

Whether you represent a hospital or governmental organization looking to increase the security of your access control, or an education organization wanting to add some extra school spirit to your students and faculty, a custom lanyard can be the perfect way to get the result you’re looking for. The custom lanyard tool was designed to complete easy to use and complete from end-to-end with unlimited design combinations available to you.

AdvantIDge is committed to helping your organization be successful, so from now until the end of August 2017 we are waiving setup and shipping fees on every order completed online. Match your new lanyards with our award winning ID badge products to create the perfect identification system that meets your company’s needs. Simply fill out your custom lanyard design order, and the setup fee and shipping costs will be removed at the time it gets processed.

Today, businesses of all sizes choose AdvantIDge because our ID card systems deliver guaranteed reliability with personal attention from qualified account managers. We take pride in our 360 degree approach to complete customer satisfaction while our end-to-end ID card solutions help clients protect physical and intellectual assets in today’s digital age. Whether you issue hundreds or millions of ID badges each year, count on AdvantIDge to help you conduct business productively and efficiently. Contact us today at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932, we look forward to providing you with excellent customer service!

Announcing the New Nano Horizontal Prox Reader

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

prox reader nanoproxIt’s never been easier for mobile workers on-the-go to comply with authentication and access policies with new prox reader models.
AdvantIDge is excited to introduce the pcProx® Nano Horizontal Reader! Joining its recently announced companion, the revolutionary pcProx® Nano Vertical Reader, the pcProx Nano enables error-free identification with a simple wave of the badge.
Now, depending on your needs and solution requirements, the vertical and horizontal pcProx Nano can be easily inserted into a laptop USB port, integrated into certain hardware, inserted into recessed USB enclosures, used with tablets and more.

The pcProx Nano can be used in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Single Sign-on
  • PC/LAN Access
  • Application Log-on
  • Employee Identification
  • Time & Attendance
  • Compliance (HIPAA, CJIS)
  • Secure Print Release
  • Dispensing
  • Point-of-Sale, Cashless Cafeteria
  • Medical Cart Authentication & Access
  • Quality Control

The pcProx Nano 82 Series readers integrate into your software or hardware product through the use of the RFIdeas Universal Software Developer’s Kit (SDK). These low cost readers deliver the card ID in a format that applications recognize, offering nearly limitless possibilities for user identification and authentication.

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our Sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update, we provide excellent customer service!

HID ActivID® ActivClient 7.1 Update for Windows 10

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

AdvantIDge is proud to offer a complete solution for multi factor authentication that meets NIST 800 171 standards. The ActivID solution includes software, support and Genuine HID Credentials including Prox, iCLASS SE and SEOS for secure access to computers, phones, tablets and other devices with sensitive company data. The newest version of ActivClient is designed to offer the highest level of security and compliance with the latest Microsoft products, and adds support for the new Microsoft Edge browser on the Windows 10 platform.

ActivID ActivClient 7.1 for Windows, is the industry standard from HID Global with the latest in market-leading advanced security client that protects workstations and networks with smart cards and USB tokens using two factor authentication, or 2FA. ActivID ActivClient is the leading smart card middleware used with Common Access Card (CAC), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Personal Identity Verification – Interoperable (PIV-I) smart cards in the US Federal Government.

The ActivID ActivClient 7.1 improvements include:

  • Microsoft Edge and improved Windows 10 support. With this release, ActivClient extends its support for the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 platforms to provide increased coverage of smart card usage scenarios. For example, customers can now use the latest Microsoft Edge browser for SSL and TLS-based smart card authentication to web sites. Windows Universal Apps can now also leverage ActivClient for smart card authentication.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 support. Enterprise customers can now leverage ActivClient for smart card-based authentication, signature and encryption with the latest Microsoft Office versions. ActivClient automatically configures the Outlook® security profile based on smart card certificates, reducing the configuration effort for smart card users.
  • Bundled Software Development Kit. ActivID ActivClient includes samples and documentation for the standard-based APIs it supports: Microsoft Mini Driver / CNG, PKCS#11, PIV and BSI. These APIs provide access to Public Key cryptography (PKI), One-Time Password and data storage services on smart cards. C and Java interfaces are available

ActivID ActivClient 7.1 is available at no charge to ActivID ActivClient customers with a current maintenance contract. It can be electronically downloaded from HID Global’s Identity Assurance Support Portal.

Current ActivID ActivClient customers:
AdvantIDge recommends customers using ActivID ActivClient 6.2 or 7.0.x to upgrade to version 7.1. Version 6.2 and 7.0.x are no longer available to new customers but will be supported until July 2018.

The ActivID ActivClient SDK is now bundled in ActivID ActivClient; as a result, the part numbers for the stand alone ActivClient SDK (DKCXXXWL, DKCXXXWLM4 and DKCXXXWLM5) as a separate product have been discontinued (DKCXXXWL, DKCXXXWLM4 and DKCXXXWLM5). ActivClient SDK customers can now access the same functionality at no charge as part of the ActivClient license.

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of security solutions that use encrypted RFID cards with HID iClass SEOS for access control, computer logon, time and attendance in addition to card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our security experts at 800-965-5932 for more information on secure solutions after reading the following brochure on ActivID-ActivClient.

Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement NIST SP 800-171

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

NIST SP 800-171Hackers are getting smarter every day. Cyber threats and security breaches have progressed to the point where passwords are no longer considered sufficient to protect data on any device on any network. This makes your organization vulnerable to today’s sophisticated phishing attempts and other targeted attacks. That is why the federal government now requires all contractors to comply with NIST SP 800-171 guidelines for multi-factor authentication by DECEMBER 31, 2017— or risk losing their contracts! If your organization works with the federal government, setting up two factor authentication is absolutely critical to ensure your business is in compliance. Below is a list of the key requirements of this new security regulation. Read through it carefully, identify your needs, and contact us for a custom quote that matches your needs. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Key requirements in NIST SP 800-171 include:

Access Control

  • Limit information system access to authorized users
  • Separate the duties of individuals to reduce the risk of malevolent collusion
  • Limit unsuccessful login attempts
  • Require encryption and authentication of various devices (including mobile devices), and route remote access through managed access control points
  • Awareness and Training

    • Educate managers, systems administrators and users about security risks associated with their activities and applicable policies, standards and procedures
  • Provide security awareness training on recognizing and reporting potential indicators of insider threat
  • Audit and Accountability

    • Use automated mechanisms to integrate and correlate audit and reporting processes
  • Support on-demand analysis and reporting
  • Configuration Management

    • Limit the types of programs users can install
    • Control and monitor all user-installed software

    Identification and Authentication

    • Enforce minimum password complexity, i.e., “smart passwords”
    • Disable identifiers after a defined period of inactivity
    • Prevent reuse of identifiers for a defined period

    Incident Response

    • Develop and test an incident response plan.

    Maintenance

    • Ensure equipment removed off-site is sanitized of any UCTI
    • Require multifactor authentication to establish nonlocal maintenance sessions

    Media Protection

    • Protect (i.e. physically control and securely store) information system media (paper and digital) containing UCTI*
  • Sanitize or destroy information system media containing UCTI* before disposal or release for reuse
  • Personnel Security

    • Screen individuals prior to authorizing access to systems containing UCTI*
    • Maintain audit logs of physical access
    • Control and manage physical access devices

    Risk Assessment

    • Scan for and remediate vulnerabilities in the information system and applications

    Security Assessment

    • Periodically assess and monitor the security controls for effectiveness in their applications
  • Develop and implement plans of action designed to correct deficiencies and reduce/eliminate vulnerabilities
  • System and Communications Protection

    • Separate user functionality from information system management functionality
  • Implement cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized disclosure of UCTI* during transmission
  • Control and monitor the use of Voice over Internet Protocol technologies
  • System and Information Integrity

    • Update malicious code protection mechanisms when new releases are available
    • Identify unauthorized use of the information system

    *UCTI – Unclassified Controlled Technical Information

    With over 40 years of combined industry experience, AdvantIDge has been helping institutions around the world create secure, cost-effective identity management solutions featuring easy-to-use secure access control systems. As one of the top value added resellers for HID Global, the industry’s most respected security manufacturer, AdvantIDge is committed to ensuring that every client receives the right ID products for their specific needs. Contact us today at 800-965-5932 to learn about your options to comply with NIST SP 800-171 and receive a new level of service in your experience with a security provider!

    Security Solutions For The Greater Los Angeles Area

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

    security solutionsThe Greater Los Angeles Area encompasses 4,751 square miles, with a population of over 10 million people. Within this landmass is a booming number of businesses opening up warehouses and other large facilities to conduct various business functions. When it comes to security solutions, lets focus in on one shocking statistic: L.A. is home to more people than even New York City, and according to some studies, is more densely populated as well. AdvantIDge is here to help you secure your local business.

    Obviously, having the newest technology when it comes to securing your business is important. With such a large, dense population, Los Angeles businesses should always be looking ahead and staying one-up on anyone trying to do harm to their business. A quick Google search into thefts and criminal activity at warehouses and large business facilities would probably leave you shaking in your boots. There is good news though, it’s quite clear these companies did not have up-to-date access control systems in place. Updating your current building to either include a secure access system, or add additional features prevents facing future problems, and gives you, your employees, and visitors peace of mind.

    A complete security access control system provides you access control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether your site consists of one building or many buildings. Not only does a secure access system let you control door, elevator, parking lot, or garage access through the use of an ID Card system, but it can also be setup to let you monitor building maintenance systems and integrate with CCTV and IP Cameras, Alarms and Logical Access for computer logon.

    Our systems are 100% reliable and employ proven technologies. Our experienced technical support staff is a phone call away to answer any questions or resolve any difficulties with direct support to end users. With your own ID card printer on-site you can continuously be in control of your access ID cards, and create personalized technology cards for your staff on the spot. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

    Asure ID Adds Biometric Scanning

    Monday, October 24th, 2016

    HID LogoAdvantIDge, in partnership with HID Global, has announced the latest release of its popular Asure ID® 7 Card Personalization Software suite, now incorporating greater functionality to support biometric enrollment and ease of use to the ID card personalization process. To support the biometric needs of healthcare, corporate enterprise and government applications, the latest release adds support for biometric enrollment when using HID Global Lumidigm® fingerprint sensors. Now you are able to store the fingerprint template in an external database using Asure ID’s Live LinkTM real-time data exchange and write the fingerprint template to a various smart cards using the iCLASS SE® encoder.  This new Lumidigm fingerprint sensor enrollment is supported by the following two editions:

    • Asure ID Enterprise – Featuring Live Link for large organizations that require multiple workstations to share a common database over a network in real time.
    • Asure ID Exchange – Designed for the most sophisticated and secure credential applications combining Live Link advanced database support and iDIRECTOR™ technology card design for smart card deployment.

    AdventIDge encourages all current owners of Asure ID to download and install the latest update (Asure ID version 7.7), which is available at no charge to current Asure ID 2009 and Asure ID 7 users.  This update can be easily applied from within the application by clicking Options > Resources > Check For Updates.
    New users can download a trial version of the software at hidglobal.com/asureid.

    AdvantIDge is committed to keeping you up to date with all of your current technology. We offer a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

    Badge Buddies Role Recognition Cards

    Monday, September 12th, 2016

    Badge BuddyBadge Buddies are one of the most popular and necessary ID accessories. If you are a healthcare or large scale customer and aren’t using Badge Buddies, you’re missing out! With so much information sometimes needing to be displayed in a way that it can be readable from a distance, sometimes even an oversized identification badge may not have all of the space needed. That’s why the ID card accessory can be such a great benefit to so many different types of organizations, including healthcare.

    These role-recognition cards hang behind an existing ID credential and serve as a way to clearly identify the wearer’s job title.

    Badge Buddies…

    • …can be horizontal or vertical, with pre-printed medical titles.
    • …satisfy some state healthcare ID badge law requirements.
    • …are also available in kits, letting your customers create their own.

    If your organization is having issues being able to display all of the necessary information for either compliance, or just ease of use and security, consider Badge Buddies as your alternative to an overly-cramped, and as a result less effective, badging solution.

    AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

    New Lanyard Customization Capabilities

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

    Custom LanyardEnhance brand recognition with the addition of a custom lanyard! There are any number of ways to make your organization stand out both within the organization and for corporate events. Our round customizable-printed attachment has a printing area of 1″ and sits just above a user’s badge or ID card, commanding increased attention and getting more eyes on a logo or graphic.

    Benefits include:

    Variety: Custom-printed attachments are available on a variety of lanyards and can be paired with a bulldog clip, split ring, swivel hook or plastic swivel hook, giving a custom-printed solution for a badge or card.

    Durability: High-quality design and printing ensures that the printable attachment will remain vibrant, while dependable plastic and metal end fittings ensure that a badge or card can be securely worn.

    Customization: Pair a custom-printed attachment with a lanyard featuring your organization’s name or other graphics. Opt for a multi-colored flat label that utilizes a four-color process to create vibrant logos. Or choose a dome label to extend the life of your printed attachment’s customized label. Customization is available on both sides of the attachment.

    Get started now at the Custom Lanyard Designer page.

    AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

     

    Access Control Product Lifecycle Notification

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

    HID LogoAdvantIDge is committed to providing the highest quality physical access control solutions to our customers. HID Global, an AdvantIDge partner in access control products is implementing a change in their offing; a process for product lifecycle management simplifies that the portfolio and provides a more streamlined menu of products that enable easy and efficient selection of the right solution for each application. This process also provides operational efficiencies for AdvantIDge and our partners, helping us to deliver on our commitment to improve the way we do business.

    As part of this product lifecycle management process, the following HID Global products will move to End of Life in the months ahead:

    Affected categories:

    • Uncommon Controller Products
    • Uncommon Credential Products
    • Uncommon Credential Programmer Products
    • Uncommon Indala Embedded Reader Components
    • Uncommon Indala Reader Bezels and Accessories

    This doesn’t mean that AdvantIDge is fazing out their support for access control systems. We’re simply streamlining our portfolio of offerings with a more focused listing of the best products on the market. You can still count on us as much as ever for all of your access control needs!

    AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

    Datacard SP25 End of Production Announced

    Monday, June 6th, 2016

    sp35lgAdvantIDge needs to inform you of the discontinuation of a long standing badge printer model in our industry; The SP25 from Entrust Datacard.

    The Datacard SP25 Plus Card Printer has been a standard in the industry for over ten years. This announcement is to advise you that the production of all models of this card printer will be coming to an end.

    The SP25 Plus has been replaced with the Datacard® SD160™ Card Printer. As an entry level offering, the SD160 has several new and improved features, such as high resolution printing, UV printing, faster throughput and rewrite technology. The SD160 is also lighter and has a smaller footprint. For additional information on the SD160 card printer feel free to contact us here at AdvantIDge so we can tell you more.. Orders for the SP25 Plus printer will be accepted until August 31st, 2016. Please ensure you have a transition plan. This includes orders for new systems and field upgrades to existing systems.

    While there has been no official announcements concerning consumables, but consider stocking up now from AdvantIDge as supplies for this model may become hard to find soon.

    AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!