Hong Kong, March 27, 2013 – CARTES Asia – HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it has launched its enhanced FARGO® HDP5000 High Definition Printer/Encoder, the industry’s most popular, reliable and cost-effective solution for retransfer printing at CARTES Asia in Hong Kong. Featuring the company’s fifth generation of High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology, the enhanced HDP5000 now includes an expanded feature set and is the ideal solution for government, corporations and universities looking to cost-effectively produce quality IDs requiring color printing, card encoding and holographic security features on different technology cards.
The HDP5000 printer/encoder now features a new and brighter OLED graphical display that is capable of displaying a wide variety of different languages for use in emerging and mature markets throughout the world. For increased productivity, the HDP5000 also features increased card throughput speeds of up to 150 cards per hour and now includes an optional dual card input hopper allowing for automatic switching between two different card types. For security-conscious applications, security is further enhanced with AES256 encryption and an option to erase data from resin print ribbons after a card has been printed. On the GSA list for FIPS 201 Approved Products, the HDP5000 is also designed to help federal agencies comply with emerging federal secure identification directives and standards such as HSPD-12, FIPS 201 and PIV.
“With this enhanced HDP5000 solution, HID Global has renewed our commitment to our customers by making what has been the best product of its class even more efficient, easier to use and better suited to the various government, corporate and university ID programs around the world,” said Alan Fontanella, vice president of product marketing for Secure Issuance with HID Global. “Unique additions like the dual card hopper for instance, result in greater efficiency for our customers who, like the U.S. Department of Defense, can now simultaneously print to both smart chip cards needed for active military personnel and also to the non-technology cards needed for retirees and family members.”
For over 14 years, HDP technology has led the industry in reliability, affordability and versatility for a wide range of customers worldwide:
- For government and federal customers, the HDP5000 meets the high security demanded for employee and contractor badges as illustrated by its continued adoption with the U.S. Department of Defense. It is also ideal for the issuance of drivers’ licenses and national IDs as demonstrated by the number of governments throughout Asia who have chosen the HDP5000, and deployed several hundred to more than 1,000 units in each of their respective ID programs.
- Large businesses such as Korea’s two retail giants Home Plus and E-Mart, the HDP5000 was selected for implementing streamlined issuance of their customer loyalty cards.
- With the demand for multi-functional student cards on the rise; hundreds of universities worldwide utilize the HDP5000 to issue student ID cards that can be used for physical access to buildings, logical access to networks, library checkout and other services, as well as cashless and debit card transactions on and off campus.
See the enhanced HDP5000 by visiting HID Global in Hall 3, booth #3C017 at the Hong Kong Asia-World Expo at CARTES Asia between March 27 and 28, or go to the FARGO HDP5000 High Definition Printer/Encoder product page for more information.
About HID Global Secure Issuance Solutions
HID Global Secure Issuance solutions enable customers to create, personalize and issue high-quality color photo IDs. Solutions from this business include FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC) and High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) printer/encoders, Asure ID® Card Personalization software and a complete line of visual security consumables and accessories.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO® and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.