HID Global Introduces Best-in-Class Features to the Industry’s Leading Retransfer ID Card Printer

  HID Global Introduces Best-in-Class Features to the Industry’s Leading
  Retransfer ID Card Printer

News Highlights:

  *Enhancements to the popular FARGO^® HDP5000 Printer/Encoder include a new
    graphical display, faster throughput speeds, dual card hopper and other
    expanded capabilities.
  *FARGO HDP5000 is now easier to use, more efficient and still the most
    affordable solution of its class.
  *FARGO HDP5000 continues to be the solution of choice for large government,
    corporate and university ID programs around the world.

CARTES in Asia 2013

Business Wire

HONG KONG -- March 27, 2013

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.

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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.

HID Global®, HID®, the HID logo, FARGO and HDP are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HID Global and/or its licensors in the U.S. and/or other
countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

HID Global
Jeremy Hyatt
Director, Global Public Relations
949-732-2177
jhyatt@hidglobal.com
 
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