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Datacard Group Provides Enhanced Card Delivery for Québec’s Driver’s License and ID Program

Modular design and innovative card delivery features enable société de l'assurance automobile du Québec to cost-effectively deliver cards to Quebec citizens.

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Jan. 17, 2012)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced today the award of a competitive tender from the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to upgrade to the Datacard® MXD™ Card Delivery System and MXi™ Envelope Insertion System for enhanced card delivery and mailing for its driver’s license and identification cards.

SAAQ has been a customer of Datacard Group since 2002, and mail nearly 1.8 million driver’s license and identification cards to the citizens of Québec per year.  They decided to upgrade their card delivery system to provide a more enhanced automated mailing system.  With the integrated MXD card delivery system and the MXi envelope insertion system, SAAQ can now create custom, ready-to-mail card carriers for all of their driver’s license and ID cards.

“It was important for SAAQ to select a vendor that could provide innovative technology at a competitive price-point,” said Mike Berman, vice president and general manager of North American Public Sector for Datacard Group.  “SAAQ ultimately selected Datacard Group and our MXD card delivery system and MXi envelope insertion system because of the print quality and card delivery capabilities. The system’s truly modular design enables features to be added in the future as requirements and needs change.”

The MXD card delivery system enables on-demand printing, card affixing and form folding in a personalized card carrier that is then sent to the automated MXi envelope insertion system to be placed into a ready-to-mail envelope. High-quality, on-demand printing reduces the costs and complexities of storing large pre-printed carrier stocks for operations.

Datacard Group works with government agencies in more than 95 countries, providing secure identification solutions for projects including travel documents, national IDs, driver’s licenses, smart IDs and e-government applications. Whether card issuers prefer inline or sequential processing, the enhanced MXD and MXi systems can fit with any operational plan.  Each system can be configured as a modular addition to new or existing Datacard® high-volume card issuance systems.

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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.