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Magicard’s Prima 4 certified by FIPS 201

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Posted by FIPS 201 Administrator Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:25:00 GMT

Ultra Electronics Card Systems— creator of the Magicard series of ID card printers— has announced that its Prima 4 reverse transfer printer has completed the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Evaluation for card printers.

Completion of the GSA evaluation means that the Prima 4 card printer will be added to the GSA Approved Product List (APL) for the FIPS 201 Specification. Magnetic stripe as well as a range of smart card encoding options are supported on the printer, producing both standard and customized holographic print options.

Reinforcing secure card issuance with a combination of inline and post-printing options, the Prima 4 uses ultra-violet images or text and can be outfitted with over-laminates for added durability and security. FIPS 201 compliance means that the printer solution can be used or secure issuance in any number of Federal, state or local agencies.

Published in the wake of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) – which mandated a common ID credential for physical and logical access to Federal facilities and information systems— FIPS 201 outlines the identity testing, enrollment and issuance requirements for a common identity credential.

Ultra Electronics Card Systems has been producing its Magicard line of card printers for more than 18 years. The company offers solutions that are trusted and employed by hundreds of governmental agencies and private sector firms alike.