Fargo Electronics Launches HDP600 High Definition Card Printer/Encoder

Friday 23 July 2004 13:08 CET | News

Minnesota Based Fargo Electronics has launched HDP600 Card Printer/Encoder. The HDP600 is a dual-sided, full-color printer/encoder that utilizes Fargos patented High Definition Printing (HDP) technology.HDP is the preferred technology for the personalization of RFID proximity, laser and smart cards with computer chips. It was chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its "Common Access Card" Project. The DoD is using the HDP600 for its deployable installations including shipboard, guard reserve and other mobile platforms. The HDP600 features a new compact design thats 50% smaller and lighter than previous HDP models. It has been designed with simplified electronics for improved reliability and data communication. Plus, user conveniences such as drop-in, color-coded consumables make set up faster and easier. A Card Lamination Module is available as a factory-built or field-installable option. The lamination module applies Fargos PolyGuard Overlaminate to one or both sides of the printed card for extended card life and added security and durability. PolyGuard is a polyester "patch" that makes card designs tamper-resistant and protects them from abrasion and fading. A Magnetic Stripe Encoder and E-Card Docking Station are also available as factory-installed options. With it, the HDP600 can encode magnetic stripes, and encode or read up to three types of smart card technology: ISO 7816 contact smart chips (the worlds most commonly used contact smart card standard); MIFARE and iCLASS contactless smart chips; and HID proximity ("prox") cards (read-only). The HDP600 has a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $6995 and is available through Fargo Solution Providers. The HDP600s innovative High Definition Printing technology prints images onto a special film, which is then fused into the surface of the card through heat and pressure. This unique method of applying the printed image to the card produces exceptional clarity, color depth, vibrancy and improved durability.

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