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Datacard Group Announces Distribution Agreement with ID Connection

Partnership enables ID Connection to offer the Datacard® standard desktop product line throughout the United States and Canada

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Aug. 15, 2011)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with ID Connection—a distributor of identification solutions that includes photo ID systems, card printers, ID software, supplies and ID accessories—to be an Authorized Distributor for the Datacard® standard desktop solutions in the U.S. and Canada.

“Datacard channel partners are established businesses with strong sales, marketing, implementation and support capabilities,” said Tony Rakun, regional vice president of Datacard Group. “With extensive expertise and established relationships in the desktop solutions marketplace, ID Connection is an ideal partner for Datacard because they are an experienced and proven organization that can help us effectively expand our reach to resellers in the North American region.”

The Datacard standard product line—which includes the Datacard SD Series and Datacard SP Series card printers, the Datacard® ID Works® identification software, as well as Datacard® Certified Supplies and Global Services—is ideal for small- to medium-sized organizations such as businesses, schools, hospitals and fitness clubs, among others.

“We are very pleased to be a distributor for Datacard Group as they are a known leader in the industry,” Mike Shields II, vice president of ID Connection. “The combination of the Datacard innovative product line and ID Connection’s decades of experience in the identification business brings unmatched knowledge and proficiency that best serves our customers.”

For more information, please visit www.datacard.com or www.idconnection.com.

About Datacard Group
Datacard Group is building on a 40-year heritage of innovation and customer success.  Our portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and support, enable card and secure ID programs for financial, government and other markets worldwide. With an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, Datacard remains the industry’s leading brand of secure ID and card personalization solutions. www.datacard.com

About ID Connection
ID Connection, a division of IdentiSys Inc., provides resellers expertise in all aspects of ID, from identity information capture to full access control and security solutions. The company’s products include photo ID systems, card printers, ID software, metal plate & metal tag systems, card embossers, cards, cameras, biometric capture, readers, ID accessories, access control, membership programs and a variety of professional services. We are committed to providing our resellers with the best products and support in the industry at extremely competitive prices. Our employees have over 70 years of combined experience specifically in the identification business, which gives us the knowledge and proficiency to best serve our resellers. www.idconnection.com