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Datacard Group Announces Second Generation Vision Verification Module for Central Card Issuance Programs

The Datacard® MX Series Vision Verification Module reduces errors and increases overall production efficiency for issuance of consumer payment or citizen ID cards.

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(April 15, 2014)—Datacard Group today announced a second generation Datacard® MX Series Vision Verification Module that is designed to automatically ensure proper card stock is loaded prior to card issuance as well as verify printed elements after personalization is complete. This technology complements the numerous checks and balances already in place as the card passes through the personalization process.

Designed to work inline with the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, the enhanced Vision Verification Module utilizes a high resolution camera installed in the module to capture an image of the card stock in order to locate and verify unique identifiers. Streamlined software increases image processing speed and gives operators the ability to set granular threshold limits to drive accurate downstream personalization activities.

“In a typical production environment, the number of card types can measure in the thousands. With such a complex environment, it is not uncommon for the wrong card stock to be loaded into the system,” said Dino Balafas, vice president central issuance product management for Datacard Group. “The second generation Vision Verification Module recognizes such mismatches and will alert the system operator so it can be rectified before the production ever occurs. This greatly reduces costs by minimizing wasted product and card stock.”

Datacard Group invented secure, high-volume card personalization more than 40 years ago and helped make secure, high-volume issuance of credit and debit cards, health care IDs and government credentials possible. More than 4,000 Datacard central issuance systems are deployed globally producing financial cards and secure IDs.
For more information, please visit www.datacard.com.

About Datacard Group
Datacard Group offers technologies for securing identities and safeguarding transactions in physical and digital environments. The company’s innovative portfolio now includes Entrust® authentication software platforms, bringing important new capabilities to tens of thousands of government agencies, financial institutions and other enterprises in more than 150 countries. Together, Datacard Group and Entrust issue more than 10 million secure identities every day, manage billions of secure transactions annually and issue a majority of the world’s financial cards. For more information, visit www.datacard.com or www.entrust.com. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.