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Datacard Group to Speak at the 2012 International Security Printers Conference and Exhibition

Presentation will focus on how organizations can establish best practices for their government ID programs to create highly secure applications.

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Sept. 17, 2012)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that Brian Beech, director of research and development for Datacard Group, will be speaking at Intergraf’s International Security Printers Conference and Exhibition taking place on October 17th-19th, 2012 Bordeaux, France. 

The International Security Printers Conference and Exhibition is in its 25th year, and is the only global event that focuses on document security for printers, their suppliers and government entities. The conference will discuss trends and new developments in printing and security technology, as well as ways to combat forgery and counterfeiting.

The session that Beech will be giving is “ISO 24789 - A new durability standard for the ID industry” which is scheduled on Oct. 17th at 11:30 a.m. This presentation will provide attendees an introduction and overview of the ISO/IEC 24789 standard, as well as advantages it provides to the industry and principles of use.

“The emergence of ISO 24789 will revolutionise the way in which card vendors and card issuers discuss and define durability,” said Beech.  “Anyone involved in specifying, evaluating or delivering ID cards needs to be familiar with ISO 24789, and I look forward to summarizing the key principles and explaining the significance and practical use of this important new standard to the attendees.”

Having spent over 30 years at Datacard Group, Beech brings extensive experience to the card industry, where he has been involved in all areas of product development from design to program management. In addition, he has been involved in developing ISO cards standards for over 20 years and has acted at the national level in the USA as Chairman for the last ten years.

Datacard Group will also be exhibiting at the show, stand C8 + C9 + C10, showcasing its Datacard® solutions used for government applications.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see how these products enable Secure Issuance Anywhere™, which provides customers the flexibility to issue cards and credentials anytime, anywhere, with complete security. 

Every day, Datacard® solutions personalize and deliver more than 10 million cards, 5 million smart cards, and issue hundreds of thousands of passports worldwide.  The company offers a Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which offers the broadest portfolio of solutions that include best-in-class personalization, identity management software, supplies and service that have been implemented in more than 400 government programs in over 100 countries.

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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. For more information about Datacard Group, visit Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and  LinkedIn.