Asure ID Express

Asure ID software is powerful id card design and printing software made by HID. The software is trusted by organizations of all sizes and is rich in features and easy to learn. The software is able to provide card design, data management, card production and developer tool benefits to provide the capability to produce professional id cards for groups, organizations and business.

The Asure ID Express is the stand alone photo id software. Containing many powerful features, this software exceeds the requirements of most small to medium businesses or high school applications. Following are the features of the Asure ID Express Software available in the versions of 5.x.

      Password log-on with definable user privileges

 

      Languages supported: English, French, German, Spanish

 

      Native support for MS Access

 

      Internet enabled (Send cards to an Asure ID Card Service Bureau for backup or primary card production.)

 

      Dual-sided template designs

 

      Supports all field types

 

      Add data fields

 

      Add photo fields

 

      Add signature fields

 

      Import logos

 

      Add linear bar codes

 

      Add magnetic stripe

 

      Set conditional design and print rules

 

      Save and search records(Storage limitations based on MS Access)

 

      Dual-sided printing

 

      Batch printing

 

      Integrated photo capture

 

      Integrated signature capture

 

      ODBC import

 

      Live Link™ (Real time data exchange – MS Access – single table only)

 

      Custom reports

 

    Optional Annual/multi-year support packages

For specific information about Asure ID Express, other Asure ID software versions or additional id card software options, contact our id card experts at 888-485-4696.

HID Prox Cards – Increase Safety and Eliminate Proximity Card Cloning

Proxcard II

Proximity cards are contactless integrated circuit cards that are used to access a secure area or network. The increased security of these cards make them imperative in the operations of many organizations with confidential areas and databases of personal information.

Although technology can provide a high level of security. The cards will not, within themselves, provide complete security without proper policies and procedures implemented throughout the organization.

HID corporation recommends implementing the following procedures with the use of prox cards to maximize security and eliminate the possibility of cloning the cards for improper uses.

  1. Require immediate reporting of lost or stolen cards (so they can be deleted from the system)
  2. Prohibit sharing or lending of cards
  3. Encourage employees to shield their cards from public view when not at work (this makes sense from a privacy perspective as well if a name and picture are printed on the card)
  4.  Encourage reporting of suspicious activity at the facility
  5. Discourage “tailgating” where one employee uses a card to gain access and others follow without using their own cards.

HID also recommends using RFID shielding products to increase the security level of HID cards not in use.

Current Fargo printers that will allow encoding of proximity cards are the Fargo HDP5000, Fargo DTC550 and Fargo DTC400e. For information about cards that can be integrated with identification applications, visit our HID prox card page.

Asure ID Software – Color Matching

Asure Enterprise

Your id card printer system is set up, you have designed your badge and print the first card. The graphics and text look awesome, except for one thing. The colors printed just don’t match the color you were expecting. If you have calibrated the ribbon and things still don’t work out for your card colors, you may need to adjust settings in your Asure ID card software. The following are steps that allow adjustment to the color output within the software settings:

1. In the software card design center, click on the red or blue bar.
2. Go to properties.
3. In the lower right corner, click on the field color. It says select color.
4. Click on define custom colors.
5. Adjust the color palette and run a test print.

The above adjustments will adjust the color on the computer monitor as well and the monitor view may not look correct. Focus on the card output and adjust as needed to get the desired output.

For additional information about Asure ID Card Software, id card printer systems or badge attachments, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Calibrate a Ribbon Sensor – Fargo DTC400 – Persona C30 – Fargo DTC300

How to Calibrate a Ribbon Sensor for the Fargo DTC400 printers, the Persona C30 printers and the Fargo DTC300 series printers.

1. Go to the start button on the lower left corner of your computer screen.

2. Click on Printers and Faxes.

3. RIGHT click on your printer and select printing preferences.

4. At the top of the screen, select the tab that says calibrate.

5. Click on the button half way down on the right that says sensors.

6. Follow the directions on the screen.

For information about the Persona C30e , Fargo DTC400e or other Fargo printers, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Asure ID Software – Adding Data and Photos to the Database

SafeCardID.com offers a free training video which demonstrates how to add cardholder data to the database and import pictures from a TWAIN driver camera or computer folder to complete a custom badge ready for printing.

For additional information about Asure ID Card Software, id card printer systems or badge attachments, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Fargo HDP600 – Technical Resources and Support

Needing to get technical assistance with your Fargo HDP600 printer? Many of the resources you need, such as current drivers and firmware, are easily found on the Fargo technical resources site.

The following items can be downloaded from Fargo’s website:

Printer Drivers:

  • HDP600 Driver Windows2000/XP/2003

Printer Firmware:

  • Fargo HDP600 firmware
  • Ethernet firmware

User Guides

Diagnostic Tools:

  • Workbench – This download has security, diagnostic and firmware upgrades. This ulitity provides the access to develop a password controlled access to your computer, obtain sample Fargo cards, and find printer and print ribbon information.

Visit the Fargo technical support page to locate the items needed.

For information about or other Fargo printers and photo id card systems, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC400e – Technical Resources and Support

Fargo Fargo DTC400e

Need technical assistance with your Fargo DTC550 printer? Many of the resources you need, such as current drivers and firmware, are easily found on the Fargo technical resources site.

The following items are currently available for download:

Printer Drivers:

  • DTC400e LINUX
  • DTC400e Driver Windows2000/XP/

Printer Firmware:

  • Fargo DTC400e firmware
  • Ethernet firmware

User Guides

Diagnostic Tools:

  • Workbench – This is a utility that provides security, diagnostic and firmware upgrades. With this download is the ability to develop password controlled access to your computer, locate sample Fargo cards, and obtain printer and ribbon information.

Visit the Fargo technical support page to locate the above items.

For additional information about the Fargo DTC400e or other Fargo printers, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo DTC550 – Technical Resouces and Support

Fargo Fargo DTC550

Needt technical assistance with your Fargo DTC550 printer? Many of the resources you need, such as current drivers and firmware, are easily found on the Fargo technical resources site.

The following items are currently available for download:

Printer Drivers:

  • DTC550 Driver Windows2000/XP/2003

Printer Firmware:

  • Fargo DTC550 firmware

User Guides

Diagnostic Tools:

  • Workbench – This is a utility that provides security, diagnostic and firmware upgrades. With this download is the ability to develop password controlled access to your computer, locate sample Fargo cards, and obtain printer and ribbon information.

Visit the Fargo technical support page to locate the items needed.

For information about the Fargo DTC550 or other Fargo printers, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Fargo HDP5000 – Technical Support Resources

Fargo HDP5000

Do you need technical assistance with your Fargo HPD5000 or HDPii printer? Safe-Card ID Services is an authorized dealer and support center for the full Fargo printer line. But there are many things you can do yourself to investigate and resolve issues. We always recommend you check for and apply any updates to the printer’s device drivers and embedded firmware. Plus, the freely available printer reference guides provide a wealth of information on the use and maintenance of these devices. Fortunately, Fargo makes these easy to locate. These items and more can be found and easily downloaded from the support pages at the manufacturer’s website.

The following typical and popular items are available for download:

Printer Drivers:

  • HDP5000 Driver
  • HDPii Driver

Printer Firmware:

  • Fargo HDP5000 firmware
  • HDPii firmware

User Guide

Diagnostic Tools:

  • Fargo Workbench Utility – This is a free utility that provides security, diagnostic and firmware upgrades. Through this utility, there are capabilities to set password controlled access to your printer, locate and print sample cards, and access printer and ribbon information. There is also a built-in Update Manager, which can be used to check for and apply printer driver and firmware updates for all current, and many legacy Fargo printers.

Visit the HID Global/Fargo drivers & downloads page to locate the items you may need.

For other technical or support issues with Fargo HDP5000 & HDPii printers, or any other Fargo printers, contact us for a free consultation at +1 888.485.4696, or visit us at www.safecardid.com.

HID Prox Card

Proxcard II

Proximity cards are contactless integrated curcuit cards that are used to access a secure area or network. When held near an appropriate reader, the card is activated to transmit encoded information to the reader. The reader facilitates the information obtained from the card and transmits it to the software that can “read” the information. The software processes the data and determines the access level of the card–either allowing the card holder access to the requested area or denying the entrance.

Common cards are 125kHz devices. Newer cards are contactless and are 13.56 MHz.

Although more expensive than standard PVC cards, proximity cards can be obtained for a reasonable price. The access cards can be used in a multifunctional way and combined with id cards and debit card systems.

Current Fargo printers that will allow encoding of proximity cards are the Fargo HDP5000, Fargo DTC550 and Fargo DTC400e. For information about cards that can be integrated with identification applications, visit our HID prox card page.