Fargo Electronics, Inc., a developer of secure technologies for identity card issuance systems, has announced a new team to focus on large card programs. Fargo Professional Services consists of a team of specialists who will work in conjunction with Fargo integrators to develop innovative and comprehensive solutions for these large card programs.
“Implementing a large-scale card identity program can be a complex, time consuming process,” says Joe Wright, director of Fargo Professional Services. “With Fargo Professional Services, card program managers can leverage Fargo’s extensive, global experience to accelerate program implementation and reduce costs of integration, interoperability and technical support.”
Fargo Professional Services efforts are tailored to the specific needs of individual card programs and can include:
* Planning: Setting project goals; technology assessments; proposals and production schedules; ROI analyses.
* Deployment: Project management; system integration; custom development of printer/encoders, drivers, secure materials and software.
* Optimization: System qualification; cost performance evaluations; card security and functionality assessments; physical and logical security assessments; pilot programs for evaluating new card identity technology.
* Installation and Support: Technical and engineering support; online and on-site training; employee certification programs.
Fargo’s work with the US Department of Defense (DoD) in the development of its Common Access Card program provides an example of the customized solutions available to Professional Services clients. The Common Access Card is the standard identification card for approximately 4,000,000 active duty uniformed service personnel, selected reserves, DoD civilians and eligible contractor personnel. To ensure its part of the program was a success, Fargo custom-engineered a third-generation HDP® card printing platform to meet the DoD’s specifications, tailored its manufacturing process to deliver “DoD-ready” printers out of the box, developed custom UV-inhibiting secure materials and customized a printer driver.
“Fargo has experience in the world’s most challenging and high-profile environments,” says Wright. “When necessary, we have provided extensive customization of drivers, hardware, Visual Security™ elements and packaging to provide the most successful solutions. We are dedicated to delivering what it takes to ensure long-term program success.”
For more information on the service, visit the Fargo Web site, or call 800-535-9423 or 952-983-8658.