MINNETONKA, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced today that the District of Columbia has moved to a centralized issuance model—using the Datacard® MX series card issuance and delivery systems—for personalizing, printing, and issuing its driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards.
“We work with Marquis ID on many different projects and are very happy that our solutions are being used to personalize the District of Columbia drivers licenses and IDs”
Moving from over-the-counter (OTC) to a central issuance model, the District of Columbia’s new driver’s license and ID program will now be maintained through Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a company that provides fully integrated solutions for the production of driver licenses and ID cards. Nearly 180,000 District of Columbia driver licenses and ID cards will be issued per year on Datacard Group’s central issuance system.
“The District of Columbia wanted better security features on their cards and the enhanced security and efficiency of a centralized process,” said Mark Steigmeyer of MIDS. “We’ve met these needs by moving to a centralized model that utilizes Datacard Group’s advanced Security at Time of Personalization™ technologies and MX systems. This new solution improves the security and durability of the driver’s licenses and ID cards for their citizens.”
The Datacard MX platform is an automated inline high-volume personalization system that offers a flexible, modular design. District of Columbia driver licenses and ID cards will be personalized with advanced laser engraving technologies on a secure and durable card. The two new advanced tactile features and unique laser ablation ghost photo in the window helps fight fraud while assisting first line checkers to verify the authenticity of the document.
“We work with Marquis ID on many different projects and are very happy that our solutions are being used to personalize the District of Columbia drivers licenses and IDs,” said Joshua Jabs, vice president of government marketing for Datacard Group. “The modularity of our systems enables MIDS to offer government entities high quality and secure personalization, while providing efficient options for future expansion and upgrades.”
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group empowers financial institutions, government agencies and other enterprises in more than 150 countries to securely issue and personalize financial cards, passports, national IDs, employee badges, mobile payment applications and other credentials. Our flexible solutions enable Secure Issuance Anywhere™, which helps both public and private enterprises succeed in a global, digital and increasingly connected marketplace. Datacard is the world's best-selling brand of secure issuance solutions. For information, visit www.datacard.com. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Marquis ID Systems
Marquis ID Systems (MIDS) provides fully integrated solutions for production of Drivers License and Identification (DL/ID) Cards. MIDS specializes in customized solutions, specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of each customer. MIDS utilizes the most advanced software and hardware technologies available to create solutions that meet and exceed the Department of Homeland Security's newest security guidelines. For more information, please visit www.marquis-id.com.