Identification – new challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises October 18th, 2018

Identification – new challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises
The new style of working – large data volumes, mobile workers equipped with mobile devices – poses new challenges to identification processes in companies of all sizes and industries.

Employee and visitor badge requirements, for example, are variable, depending on how many people and what physical and digital assets need to be reliably protected. The identification solutions must be flexible enough to respond precisely to the respective needs. 

Entrust Datacard™ offers a variety of ID solutions for employees and visitors, with the right mix of security and durability features. From badge with integrated photo to strongly secured information on SmartCards based on future-oriented technologies. This also includes security solutions in access and presence control and for protection against unauthorized access to networks and sensitive customer and employee data. Moreover, several security levels can be combined in a single card. 

Entrust Datacard™ thus provides holistic concepts and products to give accurate answers to corporate authentication and identification issues.

Double-sided printing and brilliant print quality

With the card printers Datacard® SD360™ (duplex printing) and SD260™ (simplex printing), the Datacard Group offers two highly productive and efficient systems, whose technical design has been optimized specifically for low and medium production volumes. Thanks to mature technology, many useful innovations and attractive pricing, the SD360™ and SD260™ are very well suited to decentralized issuing of ID and customer cards.

Thanks to TruePick™ technology, the printers work swiftly, because they pull in cards of various thicknesses reliably without need for manual adjustment. This protects you from interruptions caused by card jams. TrueMatch™ printing technology ensures that the colors on the ID cards match the colors on the screen. Lot by lot thus consistently high-quality printing results are ensured, from the first to the last card. 

Easy to use and environment-friendly 

Intuitive icons and messages on the LCD display make operation of the card printers a breeze. Card blanks and consumables are loaded in a few easy steps. The ergonomically designed ribbon cartridges contain integrated cleaning rollers for printer care. 

Using Ethernet and USB interfaces, SD systems can be conveniently incorporated into virtually any current IT environment. Thanks to a built-in print server, they integrate into the company's network without a dedicated server. And SD printers even contribute to environment-friendly working: for example through ENERGY STAR® certification, biodegradable consumables cores (manufactured using EcoPure® additives) or recyclable packaging. 

Wide range of options

  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Chip card personalization
  • Extended 100-card output hopper
  • Extended 200-card input hopper
  • Kensington® security lock for printers.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.