HID Global Previews Its World Class FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder

Paris, France – CARTES & IDentification November 16, 2011HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced it has expanded its card personalization portfolio with the introduction of its FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder, the industry’s highest capacity, rugged and most secure printing/encoding solution, at CARTES & IDentification 2011 in Paris, France. Featuring the company’s fifth generation High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology, the new Industrial Series printer/encoder is a superior card personalization and issuance solution for extended-run, high throughput and high duty cycle requirements of government ID card programs, laborious service bureaus conditions, universities and large enterprises.

The FARGO HDP8500 printer/encoder includes a 400-card total input capacity, the highest card input capacity in the market. This, combined with an industry-first graphical touch screen user interface, helps minimize operator intervention and maximize card yield per shift. The high performance HDP8500 is built using solid metal cabinetry with precision-engineered interior components to provide greater resistance to parts fatigue, and is designed to work with the most durable consumables for long-life card provision in small and large government ID programs. For operational and issuance security, the printer is the first personalization solution in the market that has been architected for use within the HID Global Trusted Identity Platform® (TIP™) ecosystem, allowing it to process and generate Secure Identity Objects for enhanced system security and authentication where citizen privacy in government ID card projects and heightened security in other card programs is a necessity.

“Our new Industrial Series HDP8500 card personalization solution is particularly well-suited for ID programs where high-capacity printing and encoding coupled with the highest levels of security and privacy is a top priority,” said Alan Fontanella, vice president of product marketing with HID Global. “Backed by HID Global’s 45 years of manufacturing excellence and featuring our High Definition Printing technology, the FARGO HDP8500 printer/encoder delivers the highest quality print images in addition to unparalleled reliability and performance.”

The printer includes a comprehensive set of additional security features such as operator PIN number access and multi-locking entry points for secure printing; AES 256 bit data encryption and resin ribbon data-erase functionality; and secure holographic lamination for lasting protection from fraud.

Additional Product Details

  • Dual, auto-switching 200-card input hoppers provide 400-card total input capacity, producing 1200 cards per shift; requires less user intervention during continuous card runs
  • Industrial air filtration system ensures a stable printing environment even in the harshest conditions
  • HID Global’s fifth generation High Definition Printing engine prints on a variety of card materials and sizes; prints crisp, high definition, over-the-edge images on technology cards
  • High durable holographic HDP consumables
  • Scalability with modular, field-upgradeable options
  • Industry-leading 3-year warranty

Visit HID Global in Hall 3, Stand F002 at CARTES & IDentification at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from 15th November to 17th, 2011, or go to the FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder product page for more information.

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.

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