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Entrust Instant ID Creator Software Goes Mobile




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MINNEAPOLIS — July 25, 2018 —Entrust, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced the release of Instant ID 7.5 software that enables tablet and mobile-based capture and issuance of ID cards.

A traditional capture station consists of a network computer linked to a camera and printer. With Instant ID 7.5, card program administrators are no longer tethered to this hardwired set up. Instead, users can capture and print IDs with a mobile device from anywhere on their network and print to any network-connected printer.

Instead of having to capture photos on a stationary camera, card issuers can use the advanced camera technology available on today’s connected devices. The mobile solution streamlines the ID credentialing process for maximum efficiency. This has benefits for multiple industries. For example, universities can eliminate lines at the card office by capturing photos and enrolling students in the bookstore, in front of the dorms, or in the cafeteria during orientation day, and batch print back to card printers in a central card office.

Another option is to set up check-in kiosks with a mounted tablet in a corporate lobby which enables the user to self-enroll and capture their photo, and a guest ID is printed at the main security desk.

Another unique feature of Instant ID is its server-based installation that enables multiple benefits such as:

  • Printer access from any secure connected device; if one printer is down, card administrators can route jobs to another printer. 
  • Card templates that only need to be created once, and can be accessed by multiple workstations and printers – freeing up IT resources and repetition in multi-printer deployments. 
  • Software updates that only need to be done once, instead of updates deployed   station-by-station.

“Hosting card software on the server is pivotal for digital ID issuance,” says Dan Sanden, VP of Software Solutions at Entrust. “With Instant ID 7.5, all ID capture stations can access card templates from anywhere, which frees up the entire process for card administrators.”

Instant ID 7.5 also includes many new improvements to support large organizations, including robust web service integration capabilities, better tools for managing large batch print jobs and a new tool for automatic cropping.

For more information on Entrust Instant ID solutions please visit

About Entrust Corporation

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 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 colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit