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Entrust Datacard Announces Release of Datacard CardWizard Software Version 6.3




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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—(June 16, 2015)—Entrust Datacard today announced the latest release of the Datacard® CardWizard® software version 6.3. This release is the newest and most robust release of the company’s proven software that features new functionality and enhanced capabilities for financial institutions instantly issuing payment cards in-branch.

Building on the strength of the existing CardWizard software capabilities, this new 6.3 version streamlines in-branch card operations by now offering two new significant enhancements, which include:

  • Enhancement to the browser-based CardWizard software’s user interface to include the Integrated Client (iClient) functionality.  This functionality is designed to enable branch employees to securely retrieve card records from the issuer’s card management system (CMS) and instantly issue them seamlessly in-branch from the browser-based CardWizard client.  In addition, branch reporting and cardstock management features were also added in this software update.
  • The addition of a REST-based web service to the CardWizard Software Development Kit (SDK).  This web service provides a new integration option for Entrust Datacard customers who want to embed the CardWizard software instant issuance functionality within their own hosted interface and system.

“Our CardWizard instant issuance software is installed in thousands of branches worldwide – so we understand how the market is evolving and how our customers’ needs are changing,” said Ryan Zlockie, vice president of software product management for Entrust Datacard. “Our number one goal as a company is to provide our customers with the best technology and products in the industry, and with the enhancements to our CardWizard software with the new browser-based  and SDK capabilities, financial organizations are getting just that.”

With the ability to adapt to a variety of interfaces and card management systems, financial institutions can combine CardWizard® software 6.3 with an array of Entrust Datacard’s associated instant issuance hardware and PIN pad devices to create flexible card issuance environments; including programs that offer debit or credit cards; magstripe or smart cards; as well as self-service kiosk offerings.

With many years of experience in instant issuance, Entrust Datacard continues to be on the leading edge of payment innovation and at the center of the global trend of providing banks and credit unions the ability to offer enhanced customer experiences. Millions of cards are instantly issued on Datacard instant issuance solutions each year and the company has seen a steady stream of new international and smart card instant issuance deployments.

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About Entrust Datacard.

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit