MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Oct. 15, 2012)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced new enhancements to the Datacard® PB6500 passport issuance system, enabling government agencies to optimize passport security while lowering operational costs.
The newly enhanced system offers a wide variety of inline personalization technologies—such as inkjet printing, secure lamination and perforation, as well as multilevel hardware, software and data security—as well as a second generation laser engraving module that allows passport issuers to engrave high-quality images and text at speeds up to 200 passports per hour using grayscale fiber laser technology. This includes support for laser ablation, 3D photos, and changeable laser image (CLI) or multiple laser image (MLI) technology that help improve overall passport security.
The PB6500 system also lowers operational costs by offering true field modularity and an exceptionally small footprint, which means that the system can grow with organizational needs and reduce costly implementation requirements. The PB6500 system’s booklet leafing technology is also extremely accurate and helps reduce expensive waste and re-issues due to errors.
“There continues to be new threats every day that push governments to elevate security and integrate the most advanced technologies into their passport programs,” said Russell St. John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. “The challenge is for these organizations to cost-effectively implement new technologies that help combat these threats while also protecting their investments and systems. That is precisely why Datacard Group continues to enhance our solutions to meet the needs of our customers. With the PB6500 system, our customers get consistent and efficient production, reduced booklet waste and true field modularity that contribute to a lower total cost of ownership.”
The PB6500 system is part of Datacard Group’s Secure Issuance Anywhere™, offering 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. Every day, Datacard® solutions issue hundreds of thousands of passports worldwide.
The PB6500 system will also be on display at Intergraf’s International Security Printers Conference and Exhibition in Bordeaux, France on October 17th-19th, 2012. Visitors to the booth will be able to see a demonstration of these new technology features.
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