Laser engraving upgrades smart ID cards

Sept. 7, 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Datacard Group and Datasonic Corporation Sdn Bhd have been selected by the National Registration Department of Malaysia (JPN) for a contract to upgrade the Malaysian government's 'MyKad' and 'MyKid' card programs that include multi-purpose smart ID cards.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Datacard Group, a leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, and Datasonic Corporation Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Dibena Sdn Bhd, have been selected by the National Registration Department of Malaysia (JPN) for a contract to upgrade the Malaysian government's 'MyKad' and 'MyKid' card programs that include multi-purpose smart ID cards.

Datacard Group will assist Datasonic Corporation, which is the primary contract holder for this project, to supply Datacard(R) MX6000(TM) card issuance systems with laser engraving modules, as well as Datacard(R) CP80(TM) plus card printers that will be strategically placed at branches nationwide. By utilizing the Datacard solutions, JPN will be able to securely issue Malaysian citizens the multi-purpose MyKad and MyKid cards that include the national ID, driver's licenses, ATM card, healthcare data, etc.

To help meet the requirements for the government of Malaysia, Datacard configured the MX6000(TM) card issuance system to include a unique laser engraving module that personalizes all the cardholder information, variable-sized photos, alphanumeric text, bar codes, black-and-white logos and other graphical elements for increased card security.

"The Datacard MX6000 card issuance system with the high quality laser module meets the stringent requirements set by the Malaysian government for high volume secure printing, and the Datacard CP80 Plus card printer is an ideal solution for the instant issuance of the MyKid card, which is targeted for IDs of newborn babies and children under 12 years old," said Jen (B) Tan Sri Mohamed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali, chairman of Dibena Group of companies. "This will help improve the card issuance and delivery system and ensure added security for our card programs."

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