Two New Fargo Card Identity Systems Unveiled by Fargo

Minneapolis, MN (March 28, 2007) Fargo Electronics, Inc., a global leader in secure technologies for card identity systems, today announced the introduction of two complete card identity systems featuring the DTC550 and the DTC400 card printer/encoders. The systems include the hardware, software and materials needed to create secure, professional ID cards.

“These new systems offer benefits to both our customers who use them and our channel partners who sell them,” said Steve Blake, Fargo’s vice president of product marketing for systems and solutions. “By integrating a system at the manufacturer level, we can ensure that the components we select are not only compatible, but enhance the complete package. End users are assured of an easy-to-use, reliable system that meets their needs.

“For our resellers, we now offer a way to reduce the cost and hassle of researching and integrating individual components within a system. Some components, such as digital cameras can change frequently as technology advances. By having Fargo do the basic integration of the card identity system, our partners can focus on adding value through implementation and support after the sale, and by selling other related security products.”

The DTC550 Card Identity System meets the needs of both security and IT in enterprise-wide environments such as medium-to-large corporations, post-secondary educational institutions, public safety departments, large hospitals and research centers, state and local government facilities as well as large organizations that have membership applications. Its modular design allows the system to expand with customer needs including modules for encoding up to three different technologies, lamination for added security and durability, and Ethernet connectivity for card issuance anywhere on a network.

Included in the DTC550 Card Identity System are:
DTC550 single-sided printer/encoder
Fargo Asure ID® Express software
inPhoto Capture camera software
USB digital camera
Full-color, 500-image ribbon with cleaning roller
500 UltraCard™ PVC cards
USB Cable

The DTC550 system is available for a limited-time special price of $4375.

The DTC400 Card Identity System is designed for small- to mid-sized corporations, K-12 schools, police and fire departments and other local government agencies that eed a simple way to print and encode plastic cards. It is easy to operate, virtually maintenance free and can be field upgraded to add dual-sided printing or smart card, proximity and magnetic stripe encoding.

The DTC400 Card Identity System includes:
DTC400 single-sided printer/encoder
Fargo Asure ID Solo software
inPhoto Capture camera software
USB digital camera
Full-color, 250-image ribbon cartridge with cleaning roller
300 UltraCard™ PVC cards
USB Cable

The DTC400 System is available for a limited time special price of $3370.

About Fargo
Founded in 1974, Fargo Electronics is a global leader in the development of secure technologies for identity card issuance systems, including secure card printer/encoders, materials and software. The company has sold more than 140,000 systems in the U.S. and over 80 other countries worldwide. Fargo card issuance systems reduce vulnerabilities and potential for loss of time, money and lives by continually improving the security of identity credentials. Fargo provides physical, information and transaction security for a wide variety of applications and industries, including government, corporate, national IDs, drivers' licenses, universities, schools and membership.

Fargo is an HID Global company. HID is a leading supplier and manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; photo ID and ID application control software; and electronic cylinders. HID Global is part of the ASSA ABLOY family of companies.

Fargo is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Fargo markets its products through a global distribution network of professional security integrators. For more information about Fargo, visit