On April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will be ending support for Windows XP. For organizations that have already upgraded to Windows 7 and 8 and confirmed their badging equipment works on the newer operating systems this is a non-issue. However many small to medium sized businesses have continued to rely on Windows XP and may be surprised to find that their existing badge printer does not have drivers for the latest version of Windows.
Now is the time to plan ahead for this change by talking to your IT department and making sure you have budgeted for this upgrade. Regardless as to whether you purchased your badging system from us, you can contact AdvantIDge to verify if your system is compatible with the new Windows OS. This will ensure that your card issuance process won’t be interrupted and your ID card system provides years of continued support.
This update affects ALL customers with older model ID card printers and photo ID software that rely on the soon to be outdated Windows XP operating system. Moving forward, the manufacturers of ID card printers including HID Global, Fargo, Zebra, Evolis, Magicard, Datacard and Nisca will only be developing products to be compatible with Windows 7 and 8 64 bits and the new devices will not work with Windows XP.
The team at AdvantIDge is here to support you through this transition, and can help you in deciding which technology will be the best choice for supporting your future ID card issuance. Just call us at 800-965-5932 to speak with an expert account manager today, or email us at [email protected]!