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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 from RFIdeas! 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!

RFIdeas; Making it Easy, Keeping it Real; Secure Access

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

prox readerSometimes the smallest thing makes the biggest difference.

RFIdeas and one of AdvantIDge’s partners recently worked with a large university to help them manage and reduce the multiple secure access and ID cards that each member of the faculty, staff, and students carry and use on a daily basis. With several different access cards, each performing different functions, the process had evolved into an exercise in user frustration as well as added cost and complexity for the university team that had to manage the card program.

RFIdeas readers helped the university not only combine multiple cards into one, but were also able to add functionality, reduce cost, increase security, and turn management of the card program from complex and exasperating to simple and easy.

That’s what it’s all about at AdvantIDge – making things simple and easy for our end users. Whether it’s integrating our readers into a total, end-to-end authentication and security solution for a mining operation or embedding readers into keyboards to reduce infection rates in a hospital, our goal is to develop readers that get the job done.

And speaking of the smallest things making the biggest difference, check out RFIdeas’ small but mighty Nano readers. Already the smallest readers in the world, we’ve just added a horizontal version!

The RFIdeas pcProx Plus readers are now available with extended functionality that broadens the ability to manipulate card data, output card data in a variety of codes, and increase security with data encryption. The new features can send a maximum of 52 keystrokes, as well as special keystroke modifiers like Ctrl-Alt-Del and Alt-U. What does all this mean? It means the pcProx Plus readers now provide additional flexibility and alignment for integrating with your customer’s badge application and that means it’s even easier for you to meet their 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!

pcProx Mat New Product Spotlight

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

pcProx-Mat_0When is comes to security features designed to ensure that only those authorized by your organization are allowed into secure areas, there is a wonderful variety of solutions to help keep your identity workstation secure. AdvantIDge would like to put the spotlight on a new product from RFIdeas; the pcProx Mat.

The pressure sensitive pcProx Mat eliminates the security risks and privacy concerns associated by automatically securing a workstation based on user presence. The mat is designed to be positioned in front of workstations or kiosks, where a user would normally sit or stand. Using pressure sensitive technology, the pcProx Mat is able to automatically detect user presence and enable both logon and log off capabilities. Upon a user’s arrival, the pcProx Mat can be configured to automatically open a logon window to the workstation. Once the user walks away, the mat automatically locks the workstation until the next user arrives. By automating the logon/log off process, the pcProx Mat easily enforces company security policies while providing a cost and energy saving solution.

The pcProx Mat enables automatic workstation lock with no user involvement needed, offering a hands-free, plug-and-play application that enables energy efficiency, integrates with existing security, and uses keyboard interface technology.

Benefits include:

  • Automatic workstation lock
  • Hands free operation
  • Energy efficient
  • Uses keyboard interface technology (KIT)
  • Meet company computer policies–automating workstation security

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!

Secure ID Card Printing Guide

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Federal ID Card Credentialing
This Datacard white paper is intended as a reference for government officials considering technologies available for issuing secure ID cards. There are three major components of this decision:

• ID card body or ID card substrate material
• Print or personalization technologies
• Laminate or topcoat material

All three elements must be compatible for a successful ID card printing program and each component impacts the cost, durability and security of the ID card. There are many trade-offs involved in a decision on the appropriate combination. There is no “best” method, so the technology choices should be carefully evaluated against program requirements, and rigorously tested using the components selected.

ID Card Materials – Substrates

1. PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is the most widely used material for plastic blank ID cards, and has been used for photo ID cards for more than 10 years. Low in cost, the smooth surface of photo quality PVC material accepts dyes for high quality image printing on ID cards and is compatible with most laminate materials. Although there are a wide quality range of PVC materials, durability is limited for applications with high usage. Material can be printed as pre-cut cards or sheet material (on large digital presses). PVC is generally the lowest cost of the materials used for ID cards, and is primarily used for ID cards with 1 – 3 year durability requirements.

2. Composite Cards typically combine layers of PVC and PET. Developed initially for the college and university ID card market, ID card constructions combine varying amounts of each material to meet a range of durability requirements and price points. The outer layer of the construction is PVC to facilitate digital ID card printing, and the inner core is PET for greater flexibility and durability. It has the same offset printing and card construction characteristics as PVC, and can be easily configured with RFID, IC and contactless technology. Manufacturers continue to develop new composite constructions (e.g. PVC/PET/PC) to add specific performance characteristics. Composite ID cards are often used for government ID cards that require a longer life.

3. Teslin is a synthetic porous material produced by PPG Industries. It is receptive to conventional offset printing used for high security designs. In sheet form, it can be printed using standard color electrophotographic (laser) printers or inkjet printers. Because the surface is not smooth like PVC it cannot be directly printed with dye diffusion printers.

Print Technologies

1. Dye Sublimation (sometimes called dye diffusion thermal transfer – or D2T2) uses heat to transfer dyes to a substrate. Used for high quality color printing, the process creates continuous tone colors by varying the amount of heat applied. Typically a 3 or 4 color ribbon (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) is passed under a thermal printhead and heat is applied to deposit dye. Ribbon dyes can be applied:
a. Direct – printed directly to an ID card surface; or,
b. Retransfer – printed to the backside of a clear retransfer ribbon which is then fused to the ID card surface. Frequently used to personalize smart cards which may have irregular surfaces.

An advantage of the dye sublimation process is the extensive range of colors that can be created. Slight variations in heat create different shades of the same color and the transparent dyes can be applied over one another, creating solid color gradients. Technologies such as inkjet or color electrophotographic printing rely on dithered images where solid color dots are printed closely together creating a visual appearance of a solid color. The typical 300 dpi printhead then can achieve image quality superior to a 300 dpi resolution from dithered images. There are a wide range of desktop ID card printers and several central issuance printers using direct and retransfer ID card printing technologies. These printers include in-line personalization of magnetic stripes, contactless or contact chips, RFID, etc. A disadvantage of this technology is the supply cost for the multi-panel ribbon. Another limitation is that the dyes need to be protected from degradation that may result from chemical or ultraviolet radiation attack.

2. Resin or Pigment Transfer is another application of thermal transfer printing using heat to deposit resin or pigment on a substrate. Thermally applied resins are more stable than dyes and are much more resistant to fading. Resins can be applied:
a. Direct – printed in monochrome directly to an ID card surface; or,
b. Retransfer – using resins on a 3 or 4 panel ribbon printed to the backside of a clear retransfer ribbon which is then fused to the ID card surface. Specially formulated retransfer ribbons are more receptive to resins than PVC, and can be printed at higher dot resolution. Retransfer can be used to personalize smart cards which may have irregular surfaces.

4. Laser Engraving When polycarbonate molecules are hit by a focused laser beam they change to tiny carbon bubbles. These form a black color, and permanently alter the substrate. By directing a laser beam at an opaque polycarbonate material laminated under the surface of the ID card, it is possible to print or “engrave” high resolution images or typeface below the top surface. Even microfeatures can be introduced. Varying the amount of laser energy enables true gray-scale printing which produces photo quality black and white images. The resulting text or image does not fade and is not subject to deterioration from UV light, moisture or surface abrasion.

A laser beam can also be focused at the outer laminate of the ID card with enough energy to disturb the ID card surface, creating a tactile effect. Unlike the other printing technologies described, there is no ongoing supply items (ribbons, toners, foils or overlay materials) required. There are a limited number of manufacturers of laser engraving personalization systems. These systems can be configured with in-line personalization of magnetic stripes, contactless or contact chips, RFID, etc. The equipment required to produce laser engraved cards or documents is more expensive and technically sophisticated than the other print methods described, making it very difficult to be procured for unauthorized use. This technology has been used in Europe for more than a decade for high security documents.

Laminate or Topcoat Materials

1. Thin Film Topcoats Color thermal transfer ribbons (dye and resin types) typically include a clear topcoat panel which is applied to the entire surface of the ID card once the color printing is complete. The topcoats are designed to prevent dye migration and provide only limited abrasion and chemical resistance. Topcoats are commonly used on corporate employee ID cards where the card is primarily for visual identification. Topcoats can be intentionally removed allowing alteration and/or replacement of printed information.

Thin film security topcoats incorporating optically variable features (e.g. ID card holograms or specialized inks) are also used to provide a level of counterfeit and tamper resistance. The films are only several microns thick and cannot be removed intact, providing a high level of tamper evidence. Combined with a clear topcoat these two layers offer slightly better chemical and abrasion resistance, but can still be removed. This type of security topcoat is used on many ID cards where security threats from tampering or alteration are not significant. They are also used on ID documents such as passports where the surface is not subjected to higher levels of abrasion common to ID cards.

2. UV-Cured Topcoats Ultra-violet cured topcoats are available on all central issuance Datacard® systems and provide a higher level of abrasion and chemical resistance than thin topcoats. The material is applied during personalization and then cured with a UV source. It offers a moderate level of protection for thermally printed images and text. They are commonly used in financial or loyalty cards, but are generally not recommended for ID card applications.

3. Polyester Laminates Polyester laminates are used in roll form and applied as “patches” to the surface of an ID card, or in sheet form to a cut-sheet substrate. In both cases the material is laminated with heat and pressure to the surface of the ID card. Applications for ID documents typically use laminates ranging from 0.0005 – 0.001” ( one-half to 1 mil). These laminates are best for abrasion and chemical resistance, and can incorporate UV blockers to protect against fading. They are extremely flexible, and can significantly extend the useful life of many types of ID documents.

A wide range of security features can be incorporated into the thicker laminates, including optically variable features, security printing, or serial numbers. These laminates are used on many secure government identification cards, providing a high level of counterfeit and tampering deterrence. The strongest level of lamination occurs when combining identical or chemically-linked materials where the laminate and substrate are fused under heat and pressure. Laminating polyester materials to other types of substrates requires specialized adhesives. Because the laminate material is thicker, it may be easier to remove intact leaving the original ID card or document vulnerable to tampering.

Putting It All Together

Defining a secure ID document should be viewed with a systems approach, evaluating how each component interacts or complements the others. Selecting what may be perceived as the “best” of each component category will not necessarily provide the best outcome. Factors such as durability, ability to incorporate security features, price (initial investment and ongoing supplies and maintenance cost), scalability, upgradeability and availability on the open market should be included in determining which components best fit an application. As noted earlier, there will be trade-offs with each choice. Testing the “system” before making a selection and on an ongoing basis will strengthen its reliability and security. Key characteristics should be tested, such as machine readability, durability, resistance to tampering or alteration, etc for the making of fake ID cards.

Email Advantidge today at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 to improve security at your facility with a personalized ID card system that can make secure ID cards for you organization. We provide excellent customer service!

Datacard Secure ID Card Printing Guide

HID ActivID® ActivClient 7.1 Update for Windows 10

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

HID LogoAdvantIDge is proud to offer Genuine HID Credentials including Prox, iCLASS SE and SEOS for secure access to computers, phones, tablets and other devices with sensitive company data. The new 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.

HID Global has announced ActivID ActivClient 7.1 for Windows, the latest version of the market-leading advanced security client that protects workstations and networks with smart cards and USB tokens. 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 additiona 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 sales department at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932 for more information on secure solutions.

Prox Presence Technologies from AdvantIDge

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

AdvantIDge has exciting new ways to make use of your existing proximity access control system. pcProx Presence Detectors are designed for customers seeking to protect and secure private information from intrusion of unattended or unlocked computers. pcProx Presence Detectors, from RFIdeas, solve security risks and privacy concerns with unattended computers, workstations, and other sensitive equipment. By being in the right area your employees can be automatically logged in and out to configured workstations automatically, adding a whole new level of safety and security to your organization. Here are AdvantIDge’s recommendations  for the best ways to make this option part of your organization’s system.

pcProx Sonar

prProx SonarThe plug-and-play pcProx Sonar solves security risks and privacy concerns with unattended computers without requiring additional software or user action. This solution is a presence detector, not a badge reader. When a user steps away from the computer, the product automatically locks the computer. It detects a user’s presence so the computer will not lock until the user physically steps away, avoiding awkward time-out settings.

The Sonar easily attaches to the PC via a USB port and emulates a keyboard device. This operating mode allows it to send individual keystrokes and delays to be defined by the user. The pcProx Sonar contains configurable flash memory which holds user definable keystrokes, delays, settings, and trigger distance (2–5ft.).

pcProx Mat

prProx MatThe pressure sensitive pcProx Mat eliminates the security risks and privacy concerns associated by automatically securing a workstation based on user presence. The mat is designed to be positioned in front of workstations or kiosks, where a user would normally sit or stand. Using pressure sensitive technology, the pcProx Mat is able to automatically detect user presence and enable both logon and logoff capabilities. Upon a user’s arrival, the pcProx Mat can be configured to automatically open a logon window to the workstation. Once the user walks away, the mat will then automatically lock the workstation until the next user. By automating the logon/logoff process, the pcProx Mat easily enforces company security policies while providing a cost and energy saving solution.

  • Automatic workstation locking
  • No user involvement needed
  • Hands free operation
  • True plug and play
  • Fully configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Intergrates with all existing security
  • Uses keyboard interface technology

AdvantIDge is committed to keeping you up to date with all of your current technology, including visitor management systems. We offer a wide variety of other products such as identification card printer systems and other related products to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card printer needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals, we strive to give you the ability to create company ID cards, unique identification cards, and more. 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!

Healthcare Solutions for HIPPA & Automation

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

HIPPA LogoWith today’s rigorous HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliance requirements, the times when one could walk into a hospital and find patient records in plain view for all to see, are long gone. Many hospitals and healthcare facilities that are compliant are still looking for ways to enhance the security of their records and increase automation using employee ID badges.

AdvantIDge provides a full line of proximity and contactless HIPAA compliant readers to keep organizations on top of their compliance requirements in the digital world. With a combination of hardware and software, these technologies are necessary to meet and enhance HIPAA requirements or improve efficiency without sacrificing security.

The pcProx Sonar is a presence detector that provides an effective, low cost solution that ensures a workstation is locked (or logged-off) every time the user steps away. When paired with one of the suggested readers, an ideal secure access solution is created. The pcProx Nano, pcProx Plus, pcProx Enroll, 82 Series & Playback all have the ability to integrate with software applications that allow for two-factor authentication and reduced processing time in healthcare environments utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions.

When it comes to the Healthcare industry, any time that can be saved is critical and with an effective Single Sign-On solution in place, some healthcare facilities have reported saving as much as 25 hours per week by automating login with secure ID badge. SSO gives users instant access to their workstations and applications, eliminating additional password sign-on requests, resulting in time savings and improved workflow.

Benefits of SSO include:
-Reducing password fatigue from different user name and password combinations
-Reducing time spent re-entering passwords for the same identity
-Reducing IT costs due to lower number of IT help desk calls about passwords

For Healthcare facilities, SSO technology can simplify the HIPAA compliance process. HIPAA compliance is maintained through SSO by enabling a secure network authentication utilizing employee ID badges. By removing the responsibility of recalling and changing multiple passwords, it increases the effectiveness of the authorized security required for HIPAA compliance.

To learn more about an RFID enabled workplace leveraging your existing employee badges contact us at 800-965-5932 or sales@advantidge.com for the following real world applications:

Auto locking workstations
Logging on/off computers
Providing physical entry access
Releasing print jobs
Registering at meetings
Tracking time and attendance
Enabling cafeteria payments
Utilizing mobile authentication

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 provide excellent customer service!

Meet the Zebra ZXP Series 9 Retransfer Printer

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Next Generation of Zebra’s Retransfer ID Badge Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 9AdvantIDge and Zebra Technologies are pleased to introduce the next line of retransfer ID Badge Printers.

The Zebra ZXP Series 9 second generation retransfer printer delivers image quality at market-leading throughput. Selectable print modes allow users to easily optimize for print speed or print quality. Standard print mode delivers the market-leading throughput the industry has come to expect from Zebra. The all-new fine print mode slows printing down slightly to deliver the best color images.

You will benefit from a host of new features designed to make printer setup and operation easier: access printer information and support immediately with Android devices and the NFC Print Touch™ feature, or go straight to the printer support web page using any smart device and QR Code technology. Print setup and operation is simplified with a driver and toolbox featuring an all-new user interface.

As a second-generation printer, the ZXP Series 9 benefits from all the improvements made to the ZXP Series 8. The new printer includes additional changes designed to improve printer reliability—which means less printer downtime and consistent quality cards from start to finish.

The ZXP Series 9 card printer offers:

  • Fast throughput
  • Outstanding print quality
  • Exceptional cost savings
  • Flexible, hassle-free operation
  • Instant access to printer information
  • Remote printer monitoring
  • Added security features, optional magnetic stripe and smart card encoding, and Zebra’s suite of software and SDK options for easy application integration

Great possible applications include:

  • High Security IDs and Access Control Cards
  • Government IDs, Cards and Access Control
  • Employee, Student and Staff IDs
  • Personalized Gift, Membership and Loyalty Cards
  • Smart Cards in Travel, Gaming and Entertainment

AdvantIDge is committed to keeping you up to date with all of your current technology, including visitor management systems. We offer a wide variety of other products such as identification card printer systems and other related products to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card printer needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals, we strive to give you the ability to create company ID cards, unique identification cards, and more. 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!

Full Range of Lamination for the Evolis Primacy

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The addition of the lamination assembly module for the Evolis Primacy greatly expanded the security options available for those who already own the excellent printer from Evolis. Many AdvantIDge clients have already been enjoying the speed and affordability of the popular model, and the field upgradeable option of making laminating available has expanded the versatility of the model.

Alternate laminate types are now possible on Primacy Lamination, making the a full range of options available.

  • A full range of new alternate lamination films usable on all Primacy Lamination systems thanks to the dual-sided option standard installed in the Lamination module:
    • ALTERNATE CLEAR PATCH 1.0 MIL (600 prints / roll) SMART CUT / FULL
    • ALTERNATE CLEAR PATCH 1.0 MIL (600 prints / roll) SMART CUT / MAG CUT
    • ALTERNATE CLEAR PATCH 1.0 MIL (600 prints / roll) FULL / MAG CUT

Primacy with attached Lamination

Primacy owners that use more that one laminate type can save time and the hassle of having to switch out laminating consumable types every time they need to issue a different type of card. Through the use of two lamination modules, one behind another. This allows the use of two totally different types of laminating films on each side of the card. For instance, you could have a full patch at the front and a mag cut at the back, but also a different thickness on each side, or a hologram on one side and not on the other.

For those who are looking for other options on how to get the safety and security of a lamination patch for their new systems and don’t require the extra step of field upgradability, AdvantIDge has an even wider range of options for you. Here are just a few of the other great offerings from AdvantIDge that include laminating as a security option:

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 access control systems. As one of the top distributors for the industry’s most respected ID card product manufacturers, Advantidge is committed to ensuring that every client receives the right ID products for their specific needs. Contact us today at sales@advantidge.com or call 800-965-5932, we provide excellent customer service!

HID Global Announces One of the World’s Most Secure ID Cards – OSM Multitech Cards

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

OSM CardsAdvantIDge is proud to announce the addition of HID  Global’s OSM Multitech Cards as one of the world’s most secure citizen ID cards. This product features technologies that have been used in award-winning national passport and other government ID programs, such as the Irish Passport Card. Extending the benefits of its widely issued Optical Secure Media (OSM) card, HID has created this OSM Multitech card.

“Our OSM cards have set the standard for combining visual, digital and physical security while delivering the highest levels of card durability,” said Rob Haslam, VP and Managing Director, Government ID Solutions with HID Global. “There has been no known instance of a successful attempt to compromise OSM technology’s digital security, and now we’re helping to fuel the future of even more secure citizen identification by including a contactless RFID microcontroller chip into these proven OSM cards.” This new addition strengthens AdvantIDges’ already stellar line-up of ID cards with security features.

To maximize the security of HID Global’s OSM Multitech card, issuers can laser-engrave information on its front side, engrave and encode identity information in the OSM stripe on the card’s back side, and encode identity information on the microcontroller chip inside the card. Integrating the RFID chip into a standard-sized OSM card is a major milestone that was made possible with HID Global’s ultra-thin PC ePre-laminate product, which minimizes the footprint of the RFID chip and antenna using the company’s DBond technology. Unique anti-crack technology also extends the durability of the card, which is initially available with an NXP P60D080 RFID chip.  The company plans to offer additional RFID chip options in the future.

HID Global’s OSM Multitech cards can be used for applications ranging from national and resident alien IDs to health benefit, public welfare and Social Security cards, as well as driver’s licenses, gun permits and a wide range of other identification cards. The cards are the cornerstone of a complete, end-to-end government ID solution offered by HID Global, including its highly secure laser personalization equipment, software solutions, security printing plus software and professional services and training.

The new Multitech card’s OSM, DBond and other technologies have been proven in numerous high-profile national ID programs, including the award-winning Irish Passport Card, as well as programs in Saudi Arabia, Angola and the U.S. The Irish Passport Card is the first and only passport card deployed in Europe for border crossing and has been recognized for its innovative design.

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 ID card printers. As one of the top distributors for the industry’s most respected ID card product manufacturers, AdvantIDge is committed to ensuring that every client receives the right ID products for their specific needs.

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 provide excellent customer service!