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2019 Press Releases

July 04, 2019

HID Global Announces the World’s Fastest Retransfer Printer and the Industry’s First Cloud-based Card Personalization and Issuance Solution

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced its latest ID card retransfer printer with breakthrough speed - the HID® FARGO® HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder, and HID FARGO® Connect, the industry’s first cloud-based solution that simplifies and streamlines the issuance of ID cards and credentials. 
 
The HID FARGO HDP6600 achieves breakthrough performance
 
This is the company’s sixth-generation retransfer printer under HID’s FARGO brand, the most trusted name in ID card printers. HID Global has completely reengineered the retransfer printing concept and redesigned the printer from the ground up to accelerate high-volume, high-quality printing, lower the printing cost per card and deliver best-in-class energy efficiency–all with HID’s well-known industry-leading reliability. As a result, the new printer is easier to service, less expensive to operate and more flexible across a wider range of applications. 
 
HID has achieved breakthrough card throughput speeds by combining patent-pending iON™ “instant on” technology with other advancements to enable simultaneous film printing and card retransfer processes. This unique approach reduces the time it takes to print the first card to an industry-low 60 seconds, cutting average annual wait times by up to 20 hours for printed and laminated cards while enabling overall throughput of up to 230 cards per hour. 
 
The approach also eliminates the need for continuous transfer roller heating, improving reliability while cutting energy usage. For large projects, utilizing the new printers can save users thousands of dollars in annual energy costs.
 
“With the HID FARGO HDP6600 printer, HID Global has redefined retransfer technology innovation,” said Weijin Lee, Regional Director , APAC, Secure Issuance at HID Global. “HID FARGO Connect is the biggest innovation that the ID card issuance industry has seen in more than a decade, and with it, HID is changing the way cards and credentials are issued forever.  Combining these two solutions underscore HID Global’s commitment to innovation in card issuance that meets demands of our customers.” 

HID FARGO Connect revolutionizes card personalization and issuance
HID FARGO Connect creates a new approach for ID issuance that replaces the old paradigm of standalone printers tied to a dedicated PC workstation.  For the first time ever, ID cards can be issued from anywhere and from any device via a web interface in a trusted environment. HID FARGO Connect allows you to remotely monitor and manage your consumables helping you to avoid out of stock issues and better manage your replenishment processes.

With over one million FARGO printers in use around the world today, HID is delivering a whole new experience for people responsible for issuing ID cards to employees, visitors, contractors, students or anyone using cards or mobile IDs for access control, loyalty programs, payments and a broad range of services. 

HID FARGO Connect is delivered using the industry’s most secure cloud technologies with end-to-end encryption and transport layer security.  Users can create new cards, encode data, issue replacements and manage print queues all in one trusted system that meets the most stringent regulatory security and data privacy requirements. 

HID FARGO Connect is a platform that will continue to evolve over time to further enhance the capabilities for mobility and securing the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT).