Category Archives: ID Software & Visitor Management Software

All about differing brands and editions of software made especially for the design and printing of ID cards, employee badges, loyalty cards, membership cards, and more!

cardPresso Software Update Now Available

cardPresso Software Update 1.6.9

CHARLOTTE, NC | 11-SEP-2018 / A new cardPresso software update has been released as a free upgrade to licensed users of their product. Version 1.6.9 of the popular ID-card design and printing software is available for download directly from the cardPresso website.

cardPresso software update for all 5 editionsHighlights of this cardPresso software update include:

    • Fixed a bug affecting some Mac OS-X users when using Excel sheets as a data source;
    • Adds formal support for the Fargo DTC1500 printer;
    • Adds formal support for the Evolis Edikio Access and Edikio Flex printer models;
    • Fixed an issue affecting some users of the Datacard SD360 magnetic encoding printers, where a finished card would not eject properly.

As a reminder, all cardPresso editions support USB-attached webcams and digital cameras that have compliant Directshow, WIA/TWAIN, and/or UVC drivers. For example, our popular HD Image Cam Pro remains fully compatible with all cardPresso editions.

The Bottom Line

In summary, this cardPresso software update makes cardPresso easier to use and offers more ways to connect with your information and hardware. This free update will help streamline your badge making process.

The Safe-Card ID Service Promise

Safe-Card ID is proud to offer free telephone-based support for our clients. Our experts are happy to help clients with any update issues, or to answer any questions about the information above! You can reach us toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 (US & Canada), or +1 704-535-5200 from other locations.

Asure ID Software – Version 7

HID Global regularly updates their Asure ID Software version 7. We encourage users to keep up with these updates to take advantage of new features and prevent problems. The current version of Asure ID can always be downloaded online directly from HID. It is available as a free update for currently licensed users of Asure ID 2009 and Asure ID 7.x. Users of Asure ID 5.x, should contact us for special upgrade pricing.

asure id softwareFor help installing the update and accessing new shortcuts and functionalities, Asure ID also regularly updates the Asure ID User Guide. It is also available as a free download directly from the HID Global website.

The most recent program updates target increased functionality and support for HID’s ever-expanding access-control systems.

Asure ID Software Recent Release Highlights:

  • HID has updated the toolbar and application sidebar to more closely mirror the look and feel of recent Windows releases. This redesign makes learning and using Asure ID easier and more intuitive.
  • Enhancements to accommodate encoding of iClass SE proximity/access credentials.
  • Data entry and management are enhanced, allowing users to save font sizes and font types for both table and record views, further increasing customization options.
  • HID has introduced several keystroke enhancements  to simplify data entry, including the ability to use the “shift-key” to highlight multiple records at once for group action.
  • Beginning with Asure ID 7.7, the program retains the most recent photo location and cropped size. Most users find this change makes it easier to edit photographs and quickly produce photo IDs.
  • Finally, HID has added a quick filter feature that allows users to specify the order of entries.

As a result of these updates, data-entry is smoother and the software allows for better management of databases and data records.

Most notably, as HID expands their ecosystem to include embedded and standalone iClass SE Encoders, they continue to update Asure ID, in part to facilitate access-control system integration. As Asure ID 7.7, users can take advantage of iClass SE Encoders, optionally embedded within Fargo ID printers. This includes enabling automatic registration of finished card data to compatible access-control programs.

Need more info?

You can learn more about Asure ID in our dedicated product page, as well as our web-store. If you need assistance applying updates or have other questions, please call to speak with our ID-card experts. They are available toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 (from US & Canada) or +1 704.535.5200 (elsewhere). At Safe-Card ID, we are always glad to help!

Asure ID Software Trial Download

Asure ID 7, the current version of HID Global’s industry-leading ID badge design software, is available for a free 30-day trial. In order to access the Asure ID trial, click here and visit the product download page.

Asure ID 7 CoverAsure ID Trial Available in Four Editions*

HID Global’s ID badge-design and badge-printing software provides card issuers with a clean, easy-to-navigate interface, and a complete package of custom card printing options. Because there are 4 available editions, it is easy to find an version to satisfy nearly any type or size organization:

  • Solo Edition* – Simple, entry-level card design software for organizations requiring production for up to 200 database records;
  • Express Edition* – Powerful, stand-alone card design software optimized for single-user environments with virtually limitless data records;
  • Enterprise Edition* – Card design software for multiple workstations that share a common database;
  • Exchange Edition* – Support for more sophisticated secure credential applications, providing advanced smart card functionality and laser engraving.

*Note: Some features of these editions, including advanced database connections and card encoding are not enabled in the Asure ID trial edition. Despite this restriction, you may find the trial useful for familiarizing your users with the software. However, to determine if the software fits your needs, please call one of our experts at +1 704.535.5200.

Regardless of the edition selected, you will find Asure ID is easy to learn and full of features. It provides a wide range of capabilities in card issuance and card management for small and large organizations alike. If you’re unsure whether this software fits your needs, use the 30-day Asure ID trial to test it out.

Need More Info?

For purchasing information, please check out our Asure ID information page, or the Safe-Card ID webstore. Furthermore, we are happy to address your specific questions about ID-card software or ID-card printer systems! Simply contact our staff of ID experts toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 (US & Canada), or +1 704.535.5200 elsewhere.

Asure ID Software – Default User-ID & Password

Asure ID - Default User-ID & Password
A question we often receive in our customer support department is “What is the default user-ID & password for HID Global’s Asure ID card design and printing software?”

In order to access Asure ID, you must provide a user-ID & password each time you use the program. When it is first installed, a default user-ID & password combination for Asure ID is created.  It is best-practice to replace these default values with your own, secure user-ID & password. If you want to secure any personal identification data that appears on your ID-cards, this is particularly important.

In all but Asure ID’s entry-level Solo Edition, you can create separate user-IDs for an administrator user-ID and for non-administrator users. (Solo Edition does not support multiple user-IDs.)

If you have the Exchange Edition of Asure ID, you can also use Microsoft Active Directory / LDAP and implement single sign-on capabilities.

Asure ID Default User-ID & Password:

User Name*= admin
Password*= admin

(*You should input values exactly as they appear–they are case sensitive.)

Need more info?

For more information about Asure ID, or its various editions & features, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our ID experts. We can be reached toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 from the US & Canada, or +1 704.535.5200 elsewhere. Software version & pricing information is also conveniently located elsewhere on our web-site, and in our web-store.

Asure ID product information is also available directly from the HID Global Asure-ID micro-site.

SwiftID Card Software from HID Global

SwiftID is an ID-card design program that comes free with new Fargo DTC1250e, Fargo DTC4250e, and Fargo DTC4500e printers. The software is a no-frills option for designing and printing basic cards. SwiftID is installed with the Fargo Workbench Utility program, which is included on the product CD/DVD packed with each printer. The Workbench Utility can also be downloaded for free directly from the HID/Fargo website.

SwiftID offers basic card-design and printing options for items such as visitor cards or loyalty cards. There is no database available with this application, meaning that it does not store card data after printing. Instead the program erases data when you begin a new card or exit the program. Therefore, we do not recommend SwiftID if you have to retain, recall and reprint cards.

SwiftID also relies on some features built into each printer’s firmware. As such, only one user or PC can access it at a time, a significant limitation for a network-connected printer. In these cases, users will have to develop a method to ensure only one user prints cards at a time. (Ethernet connectivity is optional on the DTC1250e, and standard on the DTC4250e and DTC4500e).

Prerequisites for use of SwiftID include use of Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 on the host PC, and an installed copy of the Fargo Workbench Utility. HID/Fargo’s technical support group handles support for both applications directly.

Additional Limitations:

In addition to the items mentioned above, SwiftID has a limited font selection available and no ability to print bar-codes. It also cannot encode mag-stripes or proximity access or smart cards. Clients with these additional requirements are advised to purchase Asure ID, a more advanced software offering from HID Global.

Need more info?

For additional information about SwiftID, or current Fargo printer models and options, please contact our ID experts toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 (from US & Canada), or +1 704.535.5200 (elsewhere).

Tech Alert: Apple Users of cardPresso ID Badge Design & Print Software

The Problem

elcapitanWe have recently become aware of a technical issue that occurs when users of the cardPresso ID Badge Design & Print software upgrade their Apple computers to the latest edition of OS X (10.11 “El Capitan”). In this latest operating system release, Apple has updated and enhanced system security, particularly as it applies to the use of USB-attached peripherals and mass-storage devices.

Users of cardPresso will know that use of and access to that software is secured through the use of a USB “dongle”, which is required to authenticate and authorize use of the product. The new release of OS X prevents cardPresso from “seeing” the USB dongle, and therefore prevents use of the software in anything other than demonstration mode.

The Fix

cardpressoWhile the El Capitan release also affected scores of other software developers, cardPresso’s software engineers worked quickly to develop, test, and release an update that will address this issue for affected users. The updated version is available for free download on the cardPresso website (www.cardpresso.com), and can be directly installed onto your Mac device with no loss of data of functionality.

As always, we encourage our clients to call on our in-house experts at +1 888.485.4696, should they need further information or support with this issue and resolution.

Asure ID 7 Video by HID

HID has released a video illustrating the best features of their Asure ID 7 software. This software allows organizations to design and print custom ID cards that meet the specific organizational requirements. For a quick four minute overview, please view the following video.

If you need specific information about this software and how it may apply to your application, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696. We would be happy to ensure that you select the correct version to provide just the cards you need.

We look forward to hearing from you!

ID Flow Software – Configuring Enrollment

The above video illustrates how to enter information for card printing and how to configure your workstation.

To start enrollment, there are three simple common steps:
1. Enter personal information
2. Capture the photo
3. Print the ID card by clicking on the Print Badge button.

How to Assign Global Settings for Cardholder Groups
1. Click the properties button on the main menu.
2. Select the enrollment tab

We can initialize default values in some software editions.
Initiate the date field with the current date and time.
Duplicate record checks can be performed.
a. Define the matching criteria
b. When a match is found you can add a new record, use the existing record or merge records.

3. ID Flow can use optical character recognition to scan a license, passport or business card.

a. Click configure.
b. Align the scanner fields with the database field.

4. Configure the photo acquisition.
5. Configure the signature capture and fingerprint capture.
6. Access control editions if ID Flow will allow you to configure access control and issues activated cards.
7. Set the card printing rules. Click the badge printing tab.

Name the rule. Click the parameters frame. Click the elliptical button. Create a filter.

8. Record fields can be updated after a card is printed.
9. ID Flow will let you know if you have left any configured features unconfigured.
10. Finished completing the process for the cardholder group.

Configure this workstation’s enrollment steps and devices
1. Click setup.
2. Select configure workstation settings.
3. Click enrollment task link.
4. Enable steps and configure.
5. Select your camera.
6. Download add on modules for the cameras and scanning devises from jollytech.com. This allows flash cameras and auto cropping features with some editions.
7. For pictures, choose the width – height ration and crop box tightness.
8. Select your printer.
9. Disable steps not used in this workstation.
10. You are read to begin enrolling members and issuing ID cards.
11. Find record, run enrollment for step by step process.

Additional ID Flow Training Videos:
ID Flow Software- Text Formatting
ID Flow Software – Working with Records
ID Flow Software- Adding Bar Codes and Magnetic Stripes
ID Flow Software- Working with Images
How to Network Jolly Products
Download ID Flow Trial Software to try before you buy.

For additional information about ID Flow or other ID badge software options, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Jolly Software Upgrades Announced

Jolly has announced an updated version of their software ID Flow, Lobby Track, Label Flow and Asset Track to version 5.03. There are many highlights and features of this new version that will provide premium features that will enhance user experience. Updated features include:

Features Added:
– Support for S2 Access Control System
– Support for DSX Access Control System
– Support for Topaz optical fingerprint scanners
– Link Lobby Track user accounts to Active Directory user accounts
– Improved Oracle support
– Populate record forms by scanning the 2D barcode or magnetic stripe on a North American driver’s license or ID card

Enhancements:
– Configure multiple Active Directory searches for Host Lookup
– Improved support for non-western languages and fonts including Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew and Turkish
– Improved the automatic image reduction feature to support bitmap images
– Enhancement of Topaz signature cropping
– Improved image path support for certain TIF and JPEG images
– Display a results summary after record import
– Support for a 15 digit UID default value
– Attendance log fix for PCs configured to use a comma character instead of a decimal point

The Jolly software upgrade, including ID Flow version 5.03, is available to all supported customers at no additional charge. Customers with earlier releases should contact one of our ID card experts for upgrade details. Assistance with this and other ID card software products is available toll free at 888-485-4696.

ID Flow Software – Importing Card Designs

If enabled, the configure workstation screen will show at startup. Select launch set up wizard.
or Select setup and then click run set up wizard.
Click Next.
Name the card holder group.
Say yes to import ID design. Browse and select the template you created in the ID Flow Card Designer.
Click the open button. You have the option to use the database the card was designed with or you can use a different database.
Note that if the database is changed, the fields in the template may be affected if they are named differently.
A copy of the design has been imported. Note that if the original is changed, it will need to be re imported for changes to take effect.
Changes can be made to the imported design within the ID card issue center.
Advanced settings globally applied to all work stations accessing this card holder group.
Preview of the design can be used to represent the card holder group by clicking the generate button.
You may import any other graphics or you can leave it blank.
The Record Lookup Tab – allows you to define lookup fields
Enrollment Tab – Define the enrollment steps. Here we can enable the photo step.
Badge Printing Tab – Create print rules and update fields after a record is printed in some editions. Select edits to make changes to the card design .
Logs and Reports Tab – Select in which database the fields are logged.

Workstation Configuration You can designate tasks specific to this workstation. You can configure your workstation settings.

Main Menu – can change the back ground image
Enrollment – select camera and printer
Find Record – provides lookup options. Click ok once your changes are completed and click finish. You may set up unlimited designs and configure unlimited databases.

Additional ID Flow Training Videos:
ID Flow Software- Text Formatting
ID Flow Software – Working with Records
ID Flow Software- Adding Bar Codes and Magnetic Stripes
ID Flow Software- Working with Images

For additional information about ID Flow or other ID Card Software, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.