Quintron's multimedia Automated Badge Issuance and Information Kiosk (ABIIK) issues a PVC-based badge with magnetic stripe, proximity or smart card identification/access technologies without staff intervention. Individuals seeking access enter their social security number and provide unique biometric information. An access control computer sends the original biometric enrollment data to the kiosk, where the data is compared. If a match has been determined, the kiosk issues a badge to the user. The kiosk operates in a stand-alone or network mode allowing for connection to databases or security systems.