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Datacard Group Announces New Datacard[R] CR500[TM] Instant Issuance System That Offers Full Color Card Printing and Personalization.

Datacard Group Continues to Expand Integrated End-to-End Financial Instant Issuance Product Portfolio

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions,announcedtoday the availability of its latest financial product--the Datacard([R]) CR500[TM] instant issuance system--expanding Datacard Group's portfolio of end-to-end financial instant issuance solutions.

The CR500 system enables banks, credit unions, retailers and service bureaus to print ready-to-use, flat financial cards on demand. The system, which offers enhanced encoding capabilities as well as superior image quality with retransfer print technology, turns blank white stock into highly customized, ready-to-use permanent payment cards instantly.

"With thousands of instant issuance installations throughout the world, Datacard Group continues to listen to our customers and evolve our product portfolio to include innovative enhancements that change with market needs," said Russell St. John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. "That's exactly why we developed the CR500 system - to give financial institutions an enhanced retransfer printer that offers better image quality and innovative encoding options that meet and exceed industry standards."

Increasing efficiency with a multi-card input hopper design, the CR500 system can print up to three different card types including credit, debit or ATM cards. It is also integrated with the patented Datacard([R]) CardWizard([R]) issuance software, which is a proven enterprise software application that is currently installed in thousands of financial institution branch locations. The CardWizard software transfers all cardholder personalization data fully encrypted to the CR500 system--delivering a four-color, one-sided card in 36 seconds or one two-sided card in 65 seconds.

In addition to exceptional card printing, the CR500 system has magnetic stripe encoding, contact and contactless encoding options for EMV([R]) compliant card issuance, and includes a dual-control security enclosure that complies with industry security standards.

The CR500 system is part of the Datacard([R]) Secure Issuance Anywhere[TM] platform, which provides customers the flexibility to issue and replace and deliver cards anytime, anywhere, with complete security. This integrated platform includes scalable and flexible hardware, software, supplies, consultation and project management for card and credential management - with the capability to easily combine central issuance or instant issuance, as well as emerging mobile issuance into a single, integrated solution.

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About Datacard Group

Datacard Group is building on a 40-year heritage of innovation and customer success. Our portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and support, enable card and secure ID programs for financial, government and other markets worldwide. With an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, Datacard remains the industry's leading brand of secure ID and card personalization solutions. For more information about Datacard Group, visit; subscribe to our blog; and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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