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ID Works Photo Identification Card Software

Sophisticated badging software for professional ID programs

Issue flat financial cards the way your customers want – securely and on-demand. The Datacard® CD820™ instant issuance system offers tough security and versatile printing and encoding options. When combined with CardWizard® software, it can help support an instant issuance program that will capture more business, improve card activation rates and reduce issuance costs.



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  • Impress customers by providing an activated card in a matter of minutes
  • Meet VISA and MasterCard instant issuance security guidelines
  • Increase activation rates, card usage and other revenue-driving metrics
  • Transition to a smart card program seamlessly

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Essential tools for card design, production and management.

Measurable Benefits

Versatile Printing and Flexible Configurations

Personalize pre-printed cards with standard monochrome printing, or impress customers with high-quality, edge-to-edge custom photos and graphics.

Print direct-to-card, edge-to-edge on one side (simplex) or both (duplex) with Datacard® TruMatch™ printing technology.

Securely encode magnetic stripes and/or contact and contactless smart cards.

Get additional capacity and flexibility with an optional 6-compartment input hopper.

Strong Program Security

Reduce the risk of fraud with user-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features.

Protect magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception during network transmission with triple DES or AES-128 encryption.

Secure your printer and supplies with a hardware lock suite.

Instant Purchasing Power

Give your customers truly instant purchasing power. Issue instantly-activated, PIN-protected, ready-to-use debit and credit cards when you combine the CD820 system with Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software.  More than 7,500 financial and retail locations worldwide trust CardWizard software for their instant issuance programs.

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System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows®-based operating system
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2000*
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home Edition*
    • Microsoft® Windows® Vista™
    • Microsoft® Windows® 7**
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8**
  • Web browser
    • Internet Explorer v5.01 or later
  • Processor
    • 500 MHz Pentium® processor (1.5 GHz Pentium 4 recommended)
  • Memory
    • 128 MB Ram (256 MB recommended)
    • 100 MB hard disk space for application (not including database)
    • 10 MB hard disk space on drive C for installation of sample database sample photos
    • 15 MB hard disk space for Adobe® Acrobat Reader® (if not already installed)
  • Color
    • 16-bit color - 65,536 colors (cameras may require higher color)
  • Resolution
    • 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 screen resolution recommended)
  • Peripherals
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Available USB port
*Installing the latest service pack for your operating system is recommended.

**32 and 64 bit (with 64 bit, may require an add'l download)
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