Ultra ID launches new laser engraver at CARTES 2013
David Wordell showcases TrustID
ID card-printer manufacturer Ultra Electronics ID has launched the latest product in its Magicard line of secure identification card printers. Called the Ultra LE laser engraver it is a portable, lightweight (25kg) device that can create high-security personalised cards on demand and across multiple sites directly to end users.
The Ultra LE is Ultra’s first laser engraver designed to integrate seamlessly with the Magicard Prima 4 ID printer, enabling high security cards to be encoded, printed and personalised in a one-step process, saving card issuers time and money. The fact that the device can be used for decentralised card issuance eliminates the risks that come from handling and transporting cards.
The device offers several laser techniques to create highly secure and personalised features including laser etching, embossed raised type, laser monochrome printing, and two-image lenticular printing. The process of engraving directly onto the card also provides durable photos and text that last longer than ink-based printing methods.
Ultra ID has also released its new TrustID professional ID card issuance software. Featuring an intuitive drag-and-drop interface it requires no prior knowledge in design or database creation. TrustID generates more than 60 types of barcode and enables users to create dynamic text and colour fields as well as a range of device support to allow photo and fingerprint data capture.
Ultra Electronics ID is the new identity of UK-headquartered Ultra Electronics.