Friday, January 14, 2011

ID Card Clamps

There is now a easy way to display your id cards and badge holders without having to punch slots or holes in your ID cards. With gripper pads that securely hold your cards, there is no more wasted time spent to punch slots, no slot punches to buy and no more ruined smart cards. The technology cards today and specifically the contactless cards such as HID Globals iclass all have internal components that can be easy damages when using a slot punch. If you are one of those organizations that 
utilizes iclass or mifare type access control cards, Card Clamps are the way to go. carries a variety of different ID and Badge clamps of which some can be easily customized with your company or organization logo or text. So, there you have it a easy and cost effective solution to display technology id cards without punching a hole in it.

ID Card Clamp offers a variety of id card clamps and badge reels that include a card clamp. If you would like to discuss your badge holder needs or just have a quick question give us a call at 888-377-2548 or Chat with our ID Experts

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Magicard ID Card Printer


Magicard, the leading manufacturer of ID card printers, announces the launch of the Rio Pro, its new printer for the professional user.

The Rio Pro is an evolutionary replacement for Magicard’s highly popular Rio and Tango printers.  Andy Matko, Director of Magicard, said: “Professional users recognise quality, and the Rio Pro has been designed with this in mind. It is made with high quality components and purpose-built composites, resulting in a superior print quality which is further enriched with our unique HoloKote® watermark feature.  The Rio Pro is backed by our market-leading three year warranty, including a loaner printer service – our promise to keep professionals printing.”

The Rio Pro is packed with features and user choice – users can batch print with the 100-card feeder or print one-offs with the hand-feeder and its clear four-line display provides intelligent user information and interaction.

The Rio Pro is available in single or double-sided printing versions, with a further option, explained by Matko: “With the Rio Pro, you can buy now and choose later. You can start with a single-sided Rio Pro and upgrade to double-sided printing in a few seconds with our simple field upgrade – just drop in our special ribbon and your printer is instantly double-sided.”

Security features include Magicard’s patented HoloKote which adds a watermark to the card during the normal print cycle using existing consumables, enabling extra security at no extra cost. With the Rio Pro, this watermark can be a fully customised security design or logo, delivered using a unique RFID card coupled to the printer. Secure encoding options include magnetic stripe, contactless and smart card technologies.

The Rio Pro is designed and manufactured at Ultra Electronics’ centre of excellence for manufacturing in the United Kingdom and is backed with the market-leading three year UltraCoverPlus warranty.

Shipping from early 2011, the Rio Pro completes Magicard’s new product range, which also includes the entry-level Pronto, the mid-range Enduro, and the reverse transfer Prima 4, all launched over the last 2 years.