CIFTEE award given to Datacard for 'Excellent Financial Equipment'

Minnetonka, MN — November 3, 2008 — Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that the Datacard MX6000 card issuance system has been awarded the ‘Excellent Financial Equipment’ award by the Organizing Committee of China International Exhibition on Financial Banking Technology & Equipment (CIFTEE) . This prominent award recognizes Datacard Group’s technology-driven innovation.

While receiving the award at the Beijing Exhibition Center on September 27, 2008, Sherman Cai, Regional Director, China, Hong Kong & Macau for Datacard Group, noted, "Our customers have realized incredible cost savings and have enjoyed using the MX6000 system due to its modularity and efficiency. They are not only satisfied with the excellent return on investment, but also are amazed by the throughput and reliability of the system."

The MX6000 system offers the most comprehensive range of card issuance capabilities available today at speeds up to 1,500 cards per hour. This truly modular system takes card programs to new levels of efficiency, productivity and profitability. Datacard Group’s continued commitment to flexible, highly adaptable and scalable card issuance systems allow users to reliably produce many types of cards.

"Datacard Group is extremely honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award," stated Angus McDougall, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Datacard Group. "We have installed more than 20 systems in China throughout Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Zhuhai in a single year," commented McDougall. "This further reaffirms the capability of the MX6000 system - exceptional quality, reliability and security."

China International Exhibition on Financial Banking Technology & Equipment (CIFTEE) is an annual international exhibition on financial information and technology. It is authorized by the Ministry of Science & Technology of P.R. China and the People's Bank of China (PBOC), sponsored and organized by the China Financial Computerization Corporation of PBC, supported by the Division of Science and Technology of the People's Bank of China and the Information Center of China Banking Regulatory Commission, and co-organized by the information & science department of 27 financial bodies, including policy-based banks, state-owned commercial banks, joint-stock commercial banks, asset management companies, insurance companies ,China UnionPay Corporation Ltd. and China Banking Association.