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Are you ready for the switch to chip credit cards?

By |March 26th, 2015|

Banks and retailers across the country are scrambling prepare for the switch to chip-enabled credit cards later this year, but do you know what the changes mean? Chip cards use a different technology than the […]

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Spruce up Your ID Card Program with 3-up Key Tags

By |October 22nd, 2013|

Combine convenience and mobility with pocket-sized 3-up key tags — the perfect choice for memberships, customer loyalty programs, payment cards, and photo identification. These miniature ID cards easily attach to your set of keys to […]

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Newport Transport Launches a New Smartcard System

By |August 22nd, 2012|

Using the Newport Transit system in Wales, England is about to get a whole lot easier. Now passengers have the choice to use a pay-as-you-go smartcard called the Freedom Card. The free card can store […]

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2012 London Olympics’ Athletes Store Medical Records on ID Cards

By |August 10th, 2012|

Like the rest of the world, we’ve been glued to our televisions for the past couple of weeks watching the 2012 London Olympics. And while we’ve been thrilled by the incredible, medal-worthy performances of the […]

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Smart card options: contact and contactless technology

By |May 26th, 2011|

Smart cards wear their name well. These truly intelligent cards feature embedded technology that enable them to perform an array of tasks. From unlocking doors to paying for lunch, smart cards offer unsurpassed convenience. They are especially popular with agencies requiring multifunctional, secure cards.
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Magicard Pronto and Enduro now available with smart card encoding

By |February 9th, 2011|

Upgrading functionality, the entry level Magicard Pronto and Enduro ID card printers can now be configured with smart card encoding. Both the Pronto and the Enduro are available with a combi encoder that includes contact chip, Mifare, Desfire, and iClass functionality. Smart card encoding lends itself to a variety of applications including access control, cashless payment, time and attendance tracking and more.
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ID Cards in the News: Sydney Airport introduces contactless check-in system

By |November 22nd, 2010|

Australian airline Qantas recently implemented Next Generation Check-in at the nation’s largest airport using contactless card technology. The new procedure saves card holders’ time and reduces line lengths for all who fly with Qantas.
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ID Cards in the News: Emerson College converts to contactless ID cards

By |November 17th, 2010|

Deciding to re-card an entire college is a daunting prospect, but that’s exactly what Emerson College set out to do this year when they replaced their old ID card system with contactless card technology. Located in Boston’s theater district, the school’s eight buildings on campus see thousands of visitors walk by every day. The new contactless system provides the school with increased security and greater flexibility for access control, information management, and cashless payment.
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Chicago B-Cycle uses smart cards for new bicycle sharing program

By |August 3rd, 2010|

Chicago B-Cycle is joining the likes of environmentally friendly car sharing companies like I-GO and Zipcar with a new self-service bicycle sharing venture. Chicago B-Cycle is initially launching 100 bicycles at six popular locations around the downtown area with additional drop off locations. The company already has successful programs up and running in Denver and Minneapolis.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital implementing smart card program for improved patient care

By |July 29th, 2010|

Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida is implementing a new smart card program for its over 800 bed regional medical center. The program is aimed at streamlining patient check-in processes and improving the overall continuity in patient care.

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