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Identity in Healthcare

Unfortunately, in the healthcare industry worldwide, a lack of automation accentuated by the use of old systems combined with a dependence upon manual processes means most medical facilities are highly vulnerable to data breaches. A global ‘2018 Cost of a Data Breach’ study conducted by Ponemon Institute says that for the eighth year running, healthcare organisations had the highest breach...

Magicard 300 -why?

You may ask why we’re introducing the Magicard 300. In simple terms, the Magicard 300 builds on our portfolio’s tried and tested reliability and durability – we’re just keeping things up to date. Apart from the sleek state-of-the art styling, here are just some of the reasons to upgrade: Security Digital shredding – once data has been used for the print job, it is fragmented...

Fake IDs and how to spot them

Fake IDs are a lucrative business, fuelled by the anonymity that the internet and social media afford. A good quality forged document with secure elements, such as a hologram and UV features, of a genuine ID can be obtained at a reasonable price, at the mere click of a button.   A fake ID can be any of the following: Genuine document which is being used by someone else, e.g. a child using...

Is there a need for ID cards in Education?

Identity card solutions in the education sector do more than just provide visual security. If leveraged correctly, they can help provide a secure and efficient environment for learning.   For example, in a nursery, children’s ID credentials should identify them as individuals and put stops and checks in place against unauthorised individuals fetching them from school thereby enhancing their...

The multiple uses of payments cards

We’re not simply talking bank cards here: plastic cards have become the global standard for electronically purchasing goods and services. They’re convenient, secure and can save people carrying cash around with them in the workplace for example, at school or on transport. Payments cards In the last 20 years insecure magnetic stripe and embossed numbering systems have been replaced by...

Card solutions for efficient transport networks

Today, we’re looking at how ID cards can improve the efficiency of travel – for both the transport company and the passengers, helping with access, season ticket and in-service payments.     Physical access cards Smart cards, often based upon a MIFARE platform, are widely used for prepaid ticketing or for weekly, monthly or annual passes. These cards can be issued at the hub...

IDs matter… more so, in times of need

Imagine a displaced family which doesn’t hold identifying documents or have lost their documents in the chaos of fleeing their home, amidst falling bombs or a natural disaster. Without documents to prove their identity, this already terrifying situation becomes exponentially worse. According to a United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report, as of June 19, 2018, a record 68.5...

Securing the efficient organisation of events and conferences.

Here, we look at how identity can be used across multiple applications at events and conferences to improve efficiency and productivity, and most importantly, to protect and secure the attendees.   Physical access cards ID cards for all event attendees can be personalised and issued at the point of entry using desktop ID card printers, smart cards and badging software. Data encoded on to an...

Built-in security – now and looking ahead

Identity and security go hand-in-hand. We at Magicard are already known for developing our pioneering HoloKote® technology to apply a secure watermark to each ID card during the printing process. This feature exploits the wavelengths and lens effect of the film to fluoresce under UV lighting conditions. Then came the Custom HoloKote® which allows for the registered creation of a personalised...

Pioneering compliance security in new ID card printer from Magicard

Today marks the release of the Magicard 600, the most detailed and secure addition to our direct-to-card printer family. Digital shredding(TM) Developed in response to GDPR and the worldwide growing demand for regulation around personal information, the Magicard 600 is not a repository for data like other ID card printing devices. Once information has been used for the print job, it is...

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