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Gov. Gregoire claims new border ID will replace REAL ID requirements

By |May 17th, 2007|

After publicly joining the governors of several other states in a clear disapproval of the REAL ID act of 2005, Washington governor Christine Gregoire has voiced support for a new state ID program that would replace the state’s requirements for the REAL ID card.

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Fargo HDP5000 brings new security to ID card printing

By |April 3rd, 2007|

Fargo's advanced HDP5000 takes card security one step further with its SecureVault technology, bringing security not only to the finished product, but to the elements of the system itself. SecureVault™ technology combines access control and management software in a secure vault which holds and tracks the supplies used by the ID card printer - even notifying the end user when supplies are low and need replenishing.
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Mexico City Conference Spotlights Smart Card Technology

By |March 14th, 2007|

In Mexico, and throughout Latin America, the use of smart card technology is on the rise. 30 percent of the bankcards in Mexico are smart cards, and the country plans on pushing that statistic to a full 100 percent by 2008. In Brazil, where nearly 98 percent of payment terminals are equipped for smart cards, the fraud rate has reportedly dropped by 80 percent. Governments are also using the technology for such applications as healthcare cards. All told, Latin American countries spent upwards of $200 million (USD) on card technologies last year, a 70 percent increase over the previous year.

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ID Card Trends to Watch in 2007

By |March 13th, 2007|

Whether you notice or not, there are some major changes taking place in the ID card industry right now. New technologies, new laws and the continual push for maximum efficiency have created several new and important ID card developments in recent months. Here are some things to keep your eyes open for:

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Combating Fake IDs – part 1

By |March 1st, 2007|

Fake IDs are usually thought of as a teenage problem - used by underage kids to buy alcohol and tobacco or get into trendy night clubs. However, in the last five years, falsified ID cards have shown to cause many more problems than underage drinking.
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Background Check Required for Elementary School Visitors

By |February 23rd, 2007|

ID badges have been commonplace for school visitors for years - but unlike the laminated "VISITOR" squares printed on the construction paper of the past, many schools have adopted high-tech badge policies which require bar codes, visitor names, and sometimes even photos. A Cincinnati area school district has announced that it's taking it one step further.
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Blair Pleads Case for National ID Card

By |February 20th, 2007|

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has made another push for the implementation of a national ID card system, saying that ID cards and biometric identification technology are one of the most important steps a country can take in preventing terrorism and terrorist attacks.
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AlphaCard at Work in Afghanistan

By |February 9th, 2007|

The British Army, one of AlphaCard's customers, recently forwarded on a couple of pictures from their current work inHelmand Provice, Afghanistan Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Officers are using an ID card printer to make secure badges for the new Afghani police force.
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