Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]
Digital Factors FZCO, the leaders in identity card printing solutions across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced the launch of a new brand of card printers in the UAE. The new brand named DF marks the first entry of a UAE-brand in a sector crowded with brands from the US and Europe.
Digital Factors is the leading Identity card solution management company in the MEASA region with a large network of regional channel partners covering over 20 countries providing various divisions of identity solutions. Through its partners Digital Factors provides services including hardware, software solutions, supplies, consultation and project management for card, credential, physical and logical access programs.
The latest addition to Digital Factors’ growing porfolio is their partnership with Entrust Datacard. The new range includes DF150,DF250, DF350 and DF350LM that are created to cater to various needs of the corproate customers.
Mohammed Zaheer, Group General Manager at Digital Factors, said, “We have been part of the ID card industry for a long time now. Over the years, we have designed and executed some of the most prestigious smart card solutions for various clients across the region. With UAE taking the lead in providing smart governance in the region and beyond, we see a further demand for solutions that can be stored and accessed from a card. This trend, according to us, will only grow. This lead our thinking to launch a new brand of card printers from the UAE.”
“We are very pleased to partner with Entrust Datacard, a known leader in the industry. The combination of Entrust Datacard’s innovative product line along with the ultimate identity platform and Digital Factor’s immense experience and market share in the MEASA region has given rise to some high performing digital printers. Our ability to deliver exceptional service, support and range of diversesolutions to meet customer card programs in many industry verticals has been unmatched in providing the best service to our customers,” he added.
The DF range is designed for a wide variety of industries and applications, including state and local government ID programs, corporate and student ID applications, retail and healthcare.
“Launching our own brand has been a great experience and we are certain that our high performing printers will create waves in the industry. The three different devices under the DF brand are wellequipped to cater to simple to more complex needs. With counterfeiting and tampering proving to be an ever-present threat to security, privacy and authentication efficiency, the next five years will be crucial in security solutions,” Mr Zaheer said.
According to a recent industry report by Acuity Market Intelligence it was found that by 2020, 85 per cent of all issued identity cards will be electronic identity cards (eIDSs) and the number of countries issuing eIDs will outnumber those issuing traditional ones by four to one. The jump to eIDs is a major trend in the globe.
Steve Digpaul, Senior Global Product Manager of Identity Access Management for Entrust Datacard, said, “It gives us great pride to be working with Digital Factors. The Platinum Plus OEM partner program is extremely important to Entrust Datacard and Digital Factors has extensive expertise, established relationships and proven experience in the marketplace that will undoubtedly strengthen our reach in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia helping both establishments to mutually grow our businesses.”
Digital factor has seen a year on year growth of 15 per cent for the last decade, with 2016 being a major jump in growth at 45 per cent for the year. The high growth for the year has been primarily influenced by the increasing demand for card printers in various business segments and countries.
The series can handle enterprise-level demands while still being easy-to-use and affordable. Through their performance the printers help users boost productivity by printing high volume of cards at the fastest speeds in its class: up to 220 full-color, one-sided cards per hour or up to 165 two-sided cards per hour. The modular design allows users to add field-upgradable features and encoding technologies to satisfy their unique printing needs. The printers are setting a benchmark for eco-friendly card printing with certified supply cores along with recyclable printer components and packaging.
The DF range
The Digital Factors DF150 card printer delivers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get an ID card issuance program started. It offers full-color, monochrome or rewritable printing with single-pass efficiency — plus inline encoding. The DF150 system also includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of covert security. Ideal for printing identity cards for corporate, healthcare, student, staff, retail, hospitality, local government, visitor or loyalty cards.
The DF350 Instant Issuance System empowers banks and retailers to issue secure, flat financial cards . When integrated with Digital Factors IDSoft instant issuance software, issuers can print ready-to-use debit and credit cards with activated PIN numbers in minutes giving consumers instant purchasing power. User-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features reduces the risk of fraud. AES-256 encryption protects magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception during network transmission and a hardware lock suite secures the printer and supplies. The DF350 is mainly targetted towards financial and retail organizations.
The DF350LM card printer with its inline lamination module delivers a secure solution for organizations that face fraud and identity theft. It includes high performance overlays, a unique tactile impression and a card debow feature to eliminate any threat of fraud. A built-in tactile impression personalization feature creates an impression on the card and physically alters the substrate and and overlay to help prevent counterfeiting.
About Digital Factors:
Digital Factors is the leading distributor for Fargo, Zebra, IDP Card Printers. Providing solutions for different sectors, ranging from Finance to Government. Secure Identification (Physical Access & Smart Card Authentication Solutions), Canteen Management Solutions, Visitor Management Solutions, Parking Management Systems, RFID Solutions and Time & Attendance Systems are various solutions provided by Digital Factors.
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