UbiQ Inc. () announced today that its UbiQlink smart card personalization software is being integrated with FARGO Electronics’ new Professional Series ID card printers, including the Pro and Pro-L models. This new compatibility allows card issuers to easily personalize and print smart cards with one system. FARGO is demonstrating the new printers at the CardTech/SecurTech trade show beginning today in Washington DC.
“This is an enhancement of our year-long relationship with FARGO, a recognized leader in the printer business,” said David Tushie, president and co-founder of UbiQ. “It’s a further indication that our software is a key component in helping their customers meet needs for smart card issuance around the world.”
“We are extremely pleased to provide our customers with the flexibility to print and personalize their smart cards with the FARGO Professional Series ID card printers,” said FARGO’s general manager, Gary Holland. “The Professional Series’ unparalleled reliability and performance, combined with UbiQ’s easy and feature-rich personalization software, creates an efficient and effective system for high-volume smart card issuance,” said Holland.
Available in different configurations to meet individual customer needs, UbiQ’s software simplifies the process of personalizing smart cards. The software integrates what until now has been a complex, time-intensive process for card issuers. It allows card issuers to personalize large quantities of smart cards at significantly higher through-puts and with even greater security using the FARGO Pro and Pro-L ID card printers.
Developed to support all smart card operating and application systems, UbiQ software provides a universal front-end to the Direct Smart Card Interface, which performs the smart card initialization and personalization process in the FARGO printers. The software is compatible with all types and models of smart cards, from manufacturers worldwide.
Designed for users who require heightened reliability and durability, the FARGO Pro and Pro-L ID card printers produce professional-quality, dual-sided ID cards with any combination of full-color photos, text, graphics, and bar codes. In addition, the Pro-L features a built-in lamination station capable of printing highly secure, tamper-resistant overlaminates. The Pro is available for $5,495 (MSRP), the Pro-L for $7,495 (MSRP).
The FARGO Pro and Pro-L ID card printers are available through FARGO’s worldwide dealer network. For more information on FARGO’s Professional Series ID card printers and the UbiQ software solution, customers may call FARGO at 800-459-5636, or UbiQ Inc. at 612-912-9400. Outside the USA and Canada, call FARGO at 612-941-9470 or fax 612-941-7836.
CardTech/SecurTech () is the world’s leading card and security technology conference and exposition, with more than 8500 professionals from 70 nations attending. It is being held at the Washington DC Convention Center, April 27-30, 1998.
Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., FARGO Electronics () is the leading developer and manufacturer of ID card printers. Its popular ID card printers are the best-selling card printers in the world today. FARGO does business in more than 90 countries worldwide and maintains the largest sales and service network in the color printer business today. For further information, call FARGO at 612-941-9470.
UbiQ Inc. () is a privately held software firm that has developed proprietary, patent-pending technology for high-volume smart card personalization. It was founded in 1994 and is based in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. (The company’s name is short for “ubiquitous,” a reference to the rapid proliferation of smart cards worldwide.) UbiQ’s mission is to be the highest value integrator in the smart card issuance process, reducing the time and cost necessary for secure, faultless “mass” card issuance. The company’s worldwide customers include smart card issuers such as American Express and member institutions of the Visa, Mastercard, and Mondex networks. It has relationships with card service bureaus, smart card manufacturers, and card personalization & printing equipment manufacturers. Markets or applications targeted by UbiQ include electronic commerce, Internet, travel and entertainment, stored-value cards, pay phone, digital wireless and GSM, national ID cards, and healthcare.
A U.S. Patent is pending for the UbiQlink software solution. UbiQ is a registered trademark of UbiQ Incorporated and UbiQlink, UbiQware, UbiQard, UbiQlite, UbIQuickStart, and UbiQsuite are trademarks.
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