Company Is De Facto Choice for DoD's Personalization System; Follow-on Order Based on Proven Quality, Performance and Support of Incumbent FARGO Printers
IRVINE, Calif., July 18, 2012 – HID Global®, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that it has been selected to supply the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with additional FARGO® HDP5000-LC ID Card Printer/Encoders that include customized enhancements for large government project requirements and are backed by world-class customer support and a comprehensive set of Genuine HID® services. The primary use of the HDP5000 printer/encoder will be to support the DoD’s Common Access Card (CAC) program, one of the largest printing programs in North America with over 3 million technology cards produced annually.
The U.S. Department of Defense has utilized HID Global’s High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology for over 10 years. It adopted the advanced FARGO HDP5000-LC printers in 2007, and has affirmed its satisfaction with the solution by selecting the printers for follow-on purchases in 2012 to complete the update of the remaining DMDC mobile and shipboard CAC personalization systems. The HDP5000 LC is being sold and supported by system integrator Telos Corporation of Ashburn, VA.
“As a supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense, HID Global is pleased to continue the business relationship we have fostered with the DoD and Telos, and we look forward to providing card personalization solutions to them for years to come,” said Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management with HID Global. “The fact that HID Global continues to be the de facto choice for the DoD’s printer program is a testament to the proven quality, reliability and performance of the FARGO HDP5000 and our commitment to delivering the highest quality products, solutions and support to the U.S Department of Defense and other government customers.”
Historically, HID Global’s FARGO HDP5000 has proven to be a cost effective, highly durable and easy-to-maintain solution in a wide range of field environments. The HDP5000 has consistently performed at the highest level as a DMDC ID issuance solution, and the company’s complete range of FARGO printer/encoders include solutions that are tailored to the high duty performance and unique security and privacy requirements of government ID projects.
The HDP5000 includes features that meet the specific DoD requirements, including advanced security options and modular components for scalability. Features include:
- Dual-sided card printing option to double the available print area without manually reloading cards.
- SmartScreen™ LCD Control Panel for helpful status messages and prompts.
- Cartridge-based, high-yield consumables mean faster loading, and eliminate the need to hand-spool ribbon materials.
- OMNIKEY® contactless encoder embedded in each printer extends the use of the system for printing converged physical and logical access cards, helping to meet HSPD-12.
- USB and Ethernet connectivity are standard, plus the HDP5000 includes an internal print server for secure network printing.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivIdentity®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com
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