New Laser Engraving Capabilities from Datacard Group Make Driver’s Licenses, IDs and Payment Cards More Secure
High-speed, compact module for the Datacard® MX6000 card issuance system makes forgery and alteration nearly impossible
MINNETONKA, MINN — February 10, 2011 — Datacard Group today announced the availability of a new laser engraving module for the Datacard® MX6000™ card issuance system that exceeds the throughput and card security standards set by government agencies and financial institutions worldwide.
This reliable laser engraving module will allow issuers of secure IDs or financial cards to engrave images, grayscale photos, bar codes, text and other variable data making forgery and alteration nearly impossible. It offers additional highly secure personalization features such as CLI (vertical tilted) engraving, MLI (horizontal tilted) engraving, tactile elements, and microprinting — for identification and financial cards.
The new module integrates seamlessly with existing MX6000 systems and is most commonly used with other system modules such as color printing, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card personalization and Datacard® DuraGard® lamination. This new laser engraving module’s compact design requires no dedicated external power or cooling sources and ensures easy operation for producing cost-effective, high-quality cards.
“This is a critical capability for security conscious card issuers in government organizations, financial institutions and service bureaus,” said Russell St. John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. “It allows us to greatly improve the security and appearance of IDs and financial cards.”
The new MX6000 laser engraving module continues Datacard Group’s commitment to the MX6000 system. With the broadest portfolio of modular, inline capabilities, card issuers can configure systems to meet their existing needs — then easily expand as volumes increase or as they decide to add new features to their cards.
“Modularity is a Datacard hallmark,” said St. John. “It gives our customers a great deal of flexibility and provides strong, long-term investment protection.”
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.