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September 11, 2019 /

Mobile IDs such as mobile driver’s licenses will deliver new benefits to states and citizens

A world without physical card-based identification may still be years away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for innovation in the mobile ID space, including significant adoption for key use cases and applications. Whether it is building on visual...
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Flashback Friday: Married to the mag

The decision of whether a university should upgrade its card technology remains one of the most popular discussions in the campus card space to this day. At CR80News, it's easily been one of the most covered topics over the years,...
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January 4, 2019 /

Flaskback Friday: Mag stripes on the modern campus

The number of universities adopting advanced card technologies is growing at a rapid rate, and for good reason. Yet campuses still issue mag stripe cards. In our coverage from 2014 ColorID’s corporate marketing manager, Mark Degan, offered his insights into the...
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November 9, 2018 /

Flashback Friday: The hosted vs. on-premise debate

When it comes to campus card systems, universities tend to have their own unique demands as they look to serve their different populations. For Flashback Friday, we look at s university's choice of how best to deploy servers for a...
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August 3, 2018 /

Choosing the right card office camera

As technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s crucial that card offices keep up with the current technological trends. Cameras are no exception. When purchasing a camera for the card office, there are more factors to consider than just the camera’s price...
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October 4, 2017 / ,

Holograms for secure authentication still among top document security features

Holograms, the decades-old technology, is holding its own even as secure authentication relies more on biometrics and digital methods of ID. In spite of the newer tech, holograms are appearing on more passports and appear poised to command a place...
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May 2, 2017 / ,

Level 1 document security features key to fighting counterfeit cards

Embedded card security features – or document security features – are classified into three levels based on how they are read in the field. Level 1 are overt features that can be read by the naked eye, while Level 2,...
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February 23, 2017 /

TBT: Contactless smart cards 101

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we're turning the clock back to 2011 to a story that details the need-to-know basics of contactless smart card technology.
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February 2, 2017 / ,

UV printing adds covert security features to passports and cards

Ultra-violet (UV) inks let passport and card issuers embed strong security features into the identity document itself. UV printing is considered a Level 2 – or covert security feature -- because the images are not visible to the naked eye....
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December 12, 2016 / ,

The ‘411’ on polycarbonate ID cards

For centuries, paper was the material of choice when it came to producing identity documents. From the 1970s onwards, plastic has gradually taken the place of paper for documentation purposes. But just like we are tackling cyber-fraud, people’s physical ID...
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