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 contactless Smart cards
A contactless card operates without any physical link with the reader: communication is performed through microwave frequencies.
A contactless card consists of multiple components:
- A chip (with a microwave transmitter)
- An antenna
- A paper support/media or a laminated plastic card.
There are different models of cards (from simple to highly sophisticated) to support multiple applications. The chip is the core enabler of contactless plastic cards: it controls all communication with the reader, as well as data storage, data encryption and security of access.
Interaction with the reader
The reader sends electromagnetic waves that create a magnetic field when coupled with the antenna of the contactless card.
A passive card leverages this magnetic field for energy that will be used to power the chip’s circuit.
The chip then modulates these waves and sends them back to the reader which converts the new waves into recognizable digital data.
The card will operate when brought to within 3 to 10 cms of the reader. Some contactless cards use radio frequencies and will even operate from a longer distance.
Encoding contactless cards with Evolis
The Evolis Pebble
printers offer contactless cards as an option. This highly flexible personalization solution will fully encode any contactless card within minutes.
Find the Evolis card printer that best fits your needs .