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  • 24 April 2013 17:13

HID Global Unveils Its New Instant Financial Issuance Printer for Seamless Migration to EMV Payment Cards

News Highlights: • New FARGO HDPii Plus Financial Card printer/encoder includes new features and functions designed specifically for financial institutions looking to issue both magnetic swipe and contact/contactless EMV cards • The HDPii Plus replaces the previous HDPii printer/encoder platform; the most widely-adopted retransfer printer in the financial market place today • New High Durable HDP Film will soon be available for greater durability, increased fraud protection and a longer life for financial cards

Singapore, April 24, 2013 – Cards & Payment Asia – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the new FARGO® HDPii Plus Financial Card Printer/Encoder, the successor to the world’s most widely-adopted, desktop solution for retransfer printing of financial cards. Featuring the company’s fifth generation of High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology, the new HDPii Plus enables the secure, instant issuance of both ISO magnetic swipe and contact/contactless EMV® cards at thousands of branch offices and other distributed locations, saving both time and money for the financial issuer while providing the card holder with a secure card that can be used immediately. HID Global will be demonstrating its new instant financial issuance solution at Cards and Payment Asia, booth #4J03 in Singapore from April 24-25.

To meet the high security and performance levels demanded by instant financial issuance, the new HDPii Plus features AES256 data encryption, resin ribbon erase functionality and inline encoding capability for both ISO magnetic swipe and Europay MasterCard and Visa (EMV) contact/contactless chips. For increased productivity, an optional dual card input hopper uniquely allows for convenient and automatic switching between two different card types. This feature now enables banks to seamlessly and securely print to different card stocks when either Visa® and MasterCard® pre-branded cards are used or when switching between traditional magnetic swipe and EMV cards are needed for customers.

“As one of the last countries to migrate to EMV card technology, the U.S. payments infrastructure in is now undergoing a rapid transition to EMV payment cards,” said Alan Fontanella, vice president of product marketing, Secure Issuance with HID Global. “The HDPii platform changed the industry in 2007 when we launched the world’s first financial retransfer printer and with the introduction of our new HDPii Plus today, HID Global maintains its leading position in providing customers with the most innovative solutions needed to help them through such important technology shifts in our industry.”

HID Global’s HDP solutions are utilized to securely issue millions of financial cards around the world by more banks, credit unions and retailers than any other desktop printing solution. Most recently adopted by one of South America’s largest banks, the HDPii platform is the most widely-adopted retransfer printing solution in the world today with over 5,000 printer units manufactured and in use since 2008. The new HDPii Plus furthers expands HID Global’s financial solutions portfolio and delivers a secure solution compliant with industry financial card association standards for the instant issuance of ISO magnetic swipe and EMV cards.

Additional Product Details

• New High Durable HDP Film for higher durability and a longer card life • A 15 percent increase in card throughput speeds over previous models • Brighter OLED graphical display with support for multiple languages • Enhanced capabilities included in the FARGO WorkBench® v3.0 diagnostic Color Assist spot-color matching tool

See the new HDPii Plus by visiting HID Global in Booth #4J03 at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands at Cards & Payment Asia between April 24 and 25, or go to the FARGO HDPii Plus Financial Care Printer/Encoder product page for more information.

About HID Global Secure Issuance Solutions HID Global Secure Issuance solutions enable customers to create, personalize and issue high-quality color photo IDs. Solutions from this business include FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC) and High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) printer/encoders, Asure ID® Card Personalization software and a complete line of visual security consumables and accessories.

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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; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivId®, FARGO® and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit


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