The Little League World Series this year badged players, coaches, and staff with mag stripe ID cards that could be scanned to register teams and officials. The cards were produced by Ultra Electronics Card Systems’ Magicard ID card printers.
Little League World Series badged by Magicard
The Little League World Series baseball event was recently held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA during August 2004. Curacao defeated Thousand Oaks in the final. The event, for players up to 12 years of age, is the culmination of months of very intensive competition between teams from all over the world. Its importance is confirmed by the fact that it was featured on ABC Sports and ESPN.
Ultra Electronics Card Systems, the manufacturer of Magicard ID card printers, supported the event by providing two Magicard card printers and free printer supplies during the event. This was done together with Lenel Systems International, a leading provider of software and integrated systems for the security market, which donated manpower, equipment and installation services.
All players, coaches and staff received official ID badges, and the winning team was awarded with special badges at the end. The magnetic stripe ID cards have Magicard and Lenel logos prominently displayed on the back, and barcodes on the front which were scanned to register teams and officials.
Magicard secure ID card printers include the entry-level Opera and Avalon, the compact Alto, and the high-security, high-throughput Rio and Tango models, as well as the top-of-the-range reverse transfer Prima. All printers feature advanced card security options.
About Ultra Electronics
Ultra Electronics Card Systems is part of the international defense, aerospace and security group Ultra Electronics, with a worldwide workforce of 2,800 employees. Card Systems has been designing and manufacturing its Magicard range of secure ID Card Printers since 1993, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The high technology Magicard color printers are used in a wide variety of portrait ID and access control applications, and incorporate innovative HoloKoteä anti-counterfeiting technology, developed and patented by Ultra, which puts a watermark across the printed card surface. See www.ultramagicard.com for further information.