IRIS debuts world’s first smart desktop laser marker
By Digital News Asia November 20, 2013
- DLP400 Series reduces passport and card issuance from days to hours
- Targets govts, FSIs, healthcare providers, insurance companies and more
MSC Malaysia-status company IRIS Corporation has launched the DLP400 Series, which it said was the world’s first smart desktop laser marker that can be used for both passports and cards.
The DLP400 Series, launched at the CARTES 2013 security and payment event in Paris, would meet the growing demand for a wide range of identification issuance solutions among government bodies, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance companies, universities and card retailers, the company said in a statement.
IRIS designed the world’s first e-passport for the Malaysian Government, and has been offering a comprehensive range of trusted identity solutions since 1994, from the manufacture of smartcards and travel documents to the devices required to authenticate them.
IRIS stands for a core proprietary Image Retrieval & Identification System, which encompasses five disparate technologies – silicon technology, operating system customised applications, multi-modal biometrics and smart devices, all uniquely integrated within one solution.
The company is listed on Bursa Malaysia’s ACE market, and has operations in 26 countries across the world.
According to ABI Research, the market for smartcards, secure ICs (identity cards), inlays, (biometric) data capture, card personalisation, printing and issuance in government, healthcare, and citizen ID will reach a cumulative value of US$72 billion by 2016, IRIS said in a statement.
The largest proportion of revenues will be from the deployment of national ID cards and e-passports, it added.
The DLP400 Series was developed to provide highly secure and flexible engraving solutions for passports and cards.
Currently, engravers are only able to fulfill a single function, either to engrave on a passport or a card in a pre-defined format. The DLP400 Series is able to engrave on both passports and cards using the same unit without compromising security, IRIS said. This immediately reduces the number of units required for issuance, saving cost.
Additionally, the DLP400 Series is portable and compact with dimensions 510 mm X 680 mm X 622 mm, allowing for flexibility in usage.
“The DLP400 Series is most suited for a decentralised environment where instant issuance of secure e-documents such as e-passports, national ID cards, driver’s licences, health cards and bank cards are required,” said Hamdan Mohd Hassan, chief executive officer of IRIS’ Trusted Identification, Payment & Transportation divisions.
The DLP400 Series’ security features include laser marking to flexibly create durable marking that is forgery-proof and resistant to wear and corrosion.
It also offers highly secure personalisation features such as CLI (Changeable Laser Images) and MLI (Multiple Laser Images), tactile elements, and engraving through transparent holograms, for identification and financial cards.
The security features ensure that alteration is nearly impossible without destroying the card.
Finally, a non-re-settable integrated digital card and passport counter prevents any attempt of credentials manipulation, IRIS claimed.
The DLP400 Series of smart desktop laser markers is now available. For price and product enquiries, contact [email protected].
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