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Datacard Group Expands its SD Series Desktop Card Printing Platform




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MINNETONKA, Minn.(Nov. 03, 2014)—Datacard Group today announced the addition of the Datacard® SD160 card printer to their SD Series product suite which is designed to meet a wide range of issuance applications for corporate, healthcare, student, visitor and local government IDs – while lowering overall total cost of ownership.

Rounding out the company’s SD Series line, the SD160 printer joins the Datacard® SD260TM, Datacard® SD360 and Datacard® SD460 card printers to complete the portfolio. Customers now have the ability to choose the most appropriate desktop printing solution that meets the needs of their program and budget.

The SD160 printer features a combination of technologies including: full color, monochrome and rewrite printing which reduces time and cost associated with reissuance; inline magnetic stripe encoding for physical or logical access control and machine readable authentication; and a unique ultraviolet (UV) feature, available when used with the SD160’s security ribbon supply, that prints an invisible variable UV image over the card adding covert security. The SD160 printer is a cost-effective solution that can be scaled as program requirements evolve – which protects an organization’s bottom line.

“With the addition of the SD160 printer, we are pleased to offer organizations a complete suite of products that can support a wide range of ID issuance technologies in a variety of markets,” said Connell Smith, vice president of desktop and supplies product marketing for Datacard Group. “This entry-level printer delivers affordability, simplicity and security to help organizations get their ID issuance programs started.”

The new SD160 printer will be on display at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS taking place on Nov. 4-6, 2014, stand #3F004. Please visit us at the show to see a live demonstration.

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 or www.entrust.comFollow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.