Category Archives: Asure ID Software

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 Cover

Asure ID Trial Available in All Four Editions*

HID Global’s ID badge design and 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 option 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.

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!

Asure ID 2009 Software – Using SQL as the Native Database

Setting up Asure 2009 to use SQL as the Native database:

The first thing that needs to be done is have the SQL Database Administrator create a database instance for Asure 2009 to use. The security setting for the database needs to be set by the SQL Database Administrator. They need to grant full read/write privileges to the database instance.

On that instance the SQL Database Administrator needs to run the table creation script. The script can be found at the location shown in the following screen shot:

Once the script has been run to create the tables Asure 2009 can now be connected to the database. Under the start menu, choose the “Data Connection Wizard” as shown below:

This will start the wizard to connect Asure 2009 to the SQL Database.

Below is the first screen for the wizard:

Click next to continue setting up the customer database configuration for Asure 2009.

The next screenshot is the wizard asking what type of custom database Asure 2009 will be connected to:

In this example choose “Microsoft SQL Server” and click “Next”.

The following screen shot is the actual set up screen of the wizard. This is the general data connect window for SQL Server:

Under “Server Name” the name of the SQL Server needs to be entered. Then under “Initial Catalog” type in the name of the Database Instance that the SQL Database Administrator set up for Asure 2009 to use. The “User Name and Password” should be provided to you by your SQL Database Admin. These can either be specified user names and passwords or it can be set up to “Use Integrated Security”. This means that who ever logged on to the computer has access to the database.

Once it is all filled out, click “Next”.

The wizard is now complete.

You can click the “Test” button to test the connection to the SQL Database.

Once you have verified the connection click “OK”.

The following screen will be back up again:

Click “Finish” to exit the wizard.
The log in for Asure 2009 now that it is connected to the SQL Database is:
User Name: admin
Password: admin

Safe-Card ID provides ID card printers and ID card software including Asure ID Software. Contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696 for purchasing information.

Asure ID 2009 Software Download – Trial

Asure ID 2009 is no longer offered, and has been replaced by Asure ID 7. Want to test this latest iteration of Asure ID Card Software?  The link below will take you directly to the product download page, where you’ll have access to a 30-day trial of this industry leading product, absolutely free!

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Asure ID is an ID-card design and printing software product, which provides card issuers with a clean, easy-to-navigate interface, and a complete package of custom card printing options. There are 4 available editions, offering a range of options to satisfy nearly any type or size organization:

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

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.

Need More Info?

For purchasing information, please check out our Asure ID information page, or go directly to the Safe-Card ID web-store. Or, to get your specific questions about ID-card software or ID-card printer systems addressed, contact our staff of ID experts toll-free at +1 888.485.4696 (US & Canada), or +1 704.535.5200 elsewhere.

Asure ID Software – Which version is right for your application?

Asure Enterprise

The various versions of id card software by Asure sometimes is a complex process to wade through. It is important to consider what requirements the current organization needs in their id card uses as well as what might be required out of the id card in a couple of years. This software will last for some time and will need to encompass the abilities of id card printing for the foreseeable future.

One way to make sure that you make the best decision in selecting the Asure ID software version is to review the features of each product to see if your current and possibily future requirements may be defined and the correct software version selected.

The inital review may be best found by looking at the product selection guide that Asure ID makers have put together indicating the capabilities of each software version. Once that is reviewed, usually the decision can be narrowed into about what is needed. At that point, a specialist from an id card company can confirm the decision and provide the best possible options for smooth id card making.

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.

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.

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.