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Datacard Group Wins Blue Shield Award for Secure Anti-fake Technologies Innovation at 9th Security Document Summit

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Oct. 7, 2014)—Datacard Group today announced that they have been awarded a 2014 Blue Shield Award for Secure Anti-fake Technologies Innovation at the 9th Security Document Summit.  The award was for the Datacard® SD460™ and CD800™ card printers with lamination and new tactile impression feature that helps make cards more secure by physically impressing a tamper-evident image into the card substrate at the time of personalization.

The recognition took place at the Security Document Summit event at the Fragrant Hill Empark Hotel in Beijing, China on Sept. 19, 2014. This event is China’s largest and most influential forum to showcase cutting-edge technology for the secure identification market in China and Asia. It attracts attendees such as the ministry of public security, international and domestic anti-counterfeiting organizations and security printing enterprises.

The Blue Shield Awards—coveted awards in the industry since 2009—are comprised of six categories including Excellent Application, Innovation, Chinese Enterprises with Significant Presence in Overseas Market, Foreign-investment Enterprise with Significant presence in the Chinese Market, Person of the Year, and Lifetime Achievements in the Field of Anti-Counterfeiting. Innovation award winners are selected based on proven continuous development of innovative anti-counterfeiting technologies, global reach and their leadership position in the marketplace.
“We are honored that the organizing committee has awarded Datacard Group with a Blue Shield Innovation Award and would like to thank them for the decades of support they have provided to our customers and industry partners,” said Albert Wu, vice president of  marketing and business development for Datacard Group, China. “The Datacard® SD460™ and CD800™ card printers deter against fraud and alteration with the new patent-pending tactile impression feature that causes the overlay to tear if removal is attempted. Paired with serialized laminates that provide edge-to-edge protection, these printers enable greater card security and durability.”

Datacard® and Entrust® secure identity solutions are deployed in 18 of the top 20 e-gov programs and in more than 400 government identity programs worldwide. This includes travel documents, national IDs, driver’s licenses and healthcare applications. Every day there are more than 10 million credentials, 5 million smart cards and 165 thousand passports issued with Datacard® systems. Through best practices, an open flexible approach, and a global network of experts, the company helps governments and integrators understand how to solve a variety of critical issues and emerging challenges.

For more information about the event, visit https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/Pages/default.aspx

About Datacard Group

Datacard Group offers technologies for securing identities and safeguarding transactions in physical and digital environments. The company’s innovative portfolio now includes Entrust® authentication software platforms, bringing important new capabilities to tens of thousands of government agencies, financial institutions and other enterprises in more than 150 countries. Together, Datacard Group and Entrust issue more than 10 million secure identities every day, manage billions of secure transactions annually and issue a majority of the world’s financial cards. For more information, visit www.datacard.com or www.entrust.comFollow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.