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 [...]

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 |2019-02-27T15:46:38-04:00February 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 |2019-01-28T12:06:57-04:00January 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 |2018-11-08T22:48:27-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

Digital Drivers Licenses

Louisiana is first in the race to a statewide digital license While several states have been testing digital drivers licenses, Louisiana was recently the first to make one available to all drivers, statewide. The app, LA Wallet, is available on both iOS and Android. To prevent fraud, [...]

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|

Now Available: Custom Holographic Overlays for Medical Professionals

InstantCard is pleased to announce the availability of a holographic overlay specially designed for the health care industry.  Previously, our medical clients who needed a higher degree of security only had the option of our standard, globe hologram.  But now, working with our technology partners, we [...]

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October is a busy month—in addition to being "Inktober," "Filmtober," and the month that gave us Jeff Goldblum —it happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We'd be remiss if we didn't use this opportunity to talk about the intersection of cyber security and ID badge [...]

iOS 11 Supports QR Code Scanning (Yup, Without Having to Download Anything Else)

Sometimes it's the small things. At WWDC 2017 Apple unveiled their new HomePod, major changes to their App store, and the new iOS 11. But, in all of that, we were most interested in the small upgrade added to the built-in iPhone camera application—QR code support. While [...]

Our Credential Verification Service now supports time logging

We recently teamed up with TapTrack to make our Credential Verification Service even better. Now, you can use your CVS ID badges to have works check-in and check-out of a work site—one more way CVS helps make your projects more safe and secure! In [...]