HID Global partners with Lipi Data Systems

Partnership to help meet growing demand for Fargo brand card printers in India


Irvine, Calif. – June 5, 2009 – HID Global, the trusted worldwide leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its partnership with Lipi Data Systems (Lipi, thereafter), for local assembly and distribution of HID Global’s Fargo brand printersin India. The partnership reaffirms HID’s commitment and position in India that represents growth opportunity for secure issuance solutions.

“The recent launch of HID’s Fargo brand card printer distribution capability in Hong Kong successfully reaffirmed our continued commitment to provide added value services to our customers within the Asia Pacific region,” said Tony Ball, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management (IAM), HID Global. “This technical collaboration with Lipi responds specifically to the strong market demand for HID Global secure issuance solutions in India.”

“By partnering with Lipi, we are better positioned to provide secure issuance solutions to the region, while offering the same consistent quality as those manufactured in the United States,” said Nat Pisupati, international sales manger, Africa/Middle East/India, HID Global. “In leveraging Lipi’s proven manufacturing expertise to produce HID’s Fargo brand printers for the region, customers directly benefit from the reduced lead times, better service and competitive pricing.”

“The partnership is a technical collaboration between Lipi and HID Global,” said Mukul Singhal, chairman and managing director of Lipi Data Systems Ltd. “We leveraged the manufacturing expertise of Lipi by adhering to the same manufacturing processes for HID Fargo brand printers in the USA, to provide the best of technology products to customers in India.”

Located at Udaipur, India, the new production and assembly plant for HID’s Fargo brand printers began its operation as of June 2009, while the first lot of locally assembled printers is scheduled for delivery in early July. Production of different models of HID Fargo brand printers will be implemented in a progressive manner. Customers are encouraged to contact HID Global India’s Regional Sales representatives for updates on local availability.