14 November, 2007
An agreement between Fargo Electronics and UK-based Optaglio Ltd. will enable Fargo to leverage its high definition printing technology with Optaglio’s hologram system to produce a more secure ID card. The agreement is specifically aimed at government and financial markets.
Partnership leverages strengths in secure ID card printing and holographic overlaminates
Minneapolis, MN–Fargo Electronics, Inc., a global leader in secure technologies for ID card systems, announced it has signed a joint marketing agreement with UK-based Optaglio Ltd., a leader in security microstructure technology. The agreement will provide the framework for secure solutions utilizing Fargo’s High Definition Printing™ series in conjunction with Optaglio’s E-Direct® high-security holograms in Fargo overlaminates.
Specifically aimed at government and financial markets, the agreement will leverage HDP’s superiority in printing on technology cards with Optaglio’s world-leading Optically Variable Microstructure (OVM) technology.
“The combination of Fargo’s High Definition Printing technology and Optaglio’s E-Direct holography will produce one of the most formidable solutions possible for those who desire ultra-high security in their national ID card programs,” said Alan Fontanella, vice president of product marketing for Fargo. “It’s an ideal pairing of solutions designed to protect governmental organizations from the risk of counterfeiting and identification fraud.”
“We are delighted to join forces with Fargo in supplying cutting edge security solutions to national ID customers worldwide, said Jamie Willis, Managing Director of Optaglio Limited. “We have high hopes for the future of this partnership, and believe that our customers will very much benefit from Fargo and Optaglio combining our unique capabilities to meet the need for more secure ID documents.”
Founded in 1974, Fargo Electronics is a global leader in the development of secure technologies for identity card issuance systems, including secure card printer/encoders, materials and software. Fargo provides physical, information and transaction security for a wide variety of applications and industries, including government, corporate, national IDs, drivers’ licenses, universities, schools and membership.
Fargo is part of HID Global, a leading supplier and manufacturer in the access control industry. HID Global is a member of the ASSA ABLOY family of companies.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Fargo markets its products through a global distribution network of professional security integrators. For more information about Fargo, visit www.fargo.com.