Evolis manufactures plastic id card printers for id badge printing and personalization : student ID cards, loyalty programs, banking cards, transportation passes, membership cards, driving licences, identity cards, id card, employee badges, voting cards, health cards, access badges, and visitor badges. A badge can host data pertaining to its holder, with four-color photo-quality printing, and perform data encoding (magnetic stripe, smart card and/or contactless card). Evolis is specialized in creating these innovative id card printers. Evolis also markets the Badgy card printer , a turnkey solution to print badges on plastic cards , in small runs and without encoding options. Get more information on Badgy card printer on www.badgy.com .
Evolis also offers accessories and identification supplies through its subsidiary SOGEDEX ACCESSORIES.
Encoding contact smart cards
Contact smart cards have been in use over the past 25 years, and more than a billion cards have been circulated so far.
A smart card is a plastic card the size of a credit card, which comes with an integrated chip. This chip can host 100 times more data than a magnetic stripe. It can be reconfigured to add, erase or edit any hosted data.
The encoding process at a glance:
Data personalization (encoding) on smart cards is performed in a seamless way for the card holder. The process varies according to the target smart card, with different implementation processes and levels of complexity.
Overall, just like any computer, binary data are written in a miniaturized electronic circuit.
Smart card encoding with Evolis
These printers also feature a DB-9 connector, directly linked to the SMART contact station, and that accepts an external reader/encoder to configure the chip.
This highly flexible personalization solution will fully encode any contact SMART card within minutes.