HomeID Card Considerations

From technology to design, everything you need to know to get the most from your ID badges.

Photo ID Card Issuance in Times of Social Distancing

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to re-think many of the tried-and-true work procedures which we have been following for years.  We are learning from many of our new clients that dealing with the Covid-19 situation has also forced them to re-think the process of employee [...]

Photo ID cards for National Identity Programs

Countries around the world have recognized that a secure, centrally administered ID card program can result in many efficiencies when their citizens interact with the government for a wide variety of public services.  Different nations have taken various unique approaches to the issuance of government photo ID [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:15:12-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: ID Card Considerations|Tags: , , , , |

How Photo ID cards can complement the use of face masks during Coronavirus

It is now very common to see everyone in public places wearing a facemask, as a precaution against spreading the novel coronavirus.  The use of face masks is recognized as having a substantial impact on flattening the curve in dealing with the pandemic.  At InstantCard, we encourage [...]

By |2020-05-27T05:40:08-04:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients, Security, Stories|Tags: , |

The Accidental Developer: In Search of Better UX

It is I, David Allen, UX Prestidigitator.photo by Johan Famel My "official" title with InstantCard is UX Prestidigitator. "Prestidigitator" is a ridiculous way of saying "magician." And, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm normally the one who comes up with our employees' titles [...]

Visit us at ISC-West to see a demo of InstantCard’s White Label Card Ordering Service for Dealers

We're now just two weeks away from the country's biggest security-focused conference, ISC West.  ISC, the International Security Conference, takes place each spring at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.  This year it will be from April 9-12, and for the fifth year running InstantCard will [...]

By |2020-03-17T09:22:59-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Company News, Current Clients, Security|

Off-the-shelf Technology Cards

Clients often ask us what standard technology cards we carry that can be used now, or in the future, for access control or advanced identity management.  We maintain inventory of a large number of different kinds of smart cards, each of which may be appropriate for different [...]

By |2019-02-27T15:46:38-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Security|

Combining ID Badges with Time-Clock Systems

Many companies track the hours of their employees through a time-clock system, whereby staff members "punch-in" upon arrival, and "punch-out" at the end of the day.  Did you know that it is extremely easy to combine this function in with your employee photo ID badges, which many [...]

By |2019-01-28T12:06:57-05:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

How a Magnetic Stripe can enhance your Photo ID Cards

Everyone is familiar with the “magstripe” card, because that is the technology you’re using when you “swipe” your debit or credit card at the cash register to make a purchase.  Cards with a magnetic stripe on the back were invented by IBM in 1969, and have [...]

By |2020-03-17T09:24:21-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

Digital Drivers Licenses

Digital Driver's Licenses Louisiana is first in the race to a statewide digital license While several states have been testing digital driver's licenses, Louisiana was recently the first to make one available to every driver, statewide. The app, LA Wallet, is available on both iOS and Android. [...]

The End of Signatures on ID Cards is near . . .

A significant number of our clients still request signature strips on their ID and membership cards, since they perceive that this enhances the security and authenticity of the card.  Of course, we provide cards exactly the way our clients want them, and we're happy to deliver cards [...]

By |2018-06-18T12:00:14-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Card Technology, Company News, Payment, Security|