Datacard Group Demonstrates High-Speed, Low
Cost-Per-Card Solution for GSM and Financial
Card Issuers at CARTES in Asia
The Enhanced Datacard® MPR5800™ Inline Card Production and Personalization System Delivers
Unprecedented Speed Capabilities with Two New Configurations
CARTES in Asia 2010
March 14, 2010 10:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HONG KONG--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AtCARTES in Asia,Datacard Group, the world leader in
secure ID and card personalization solutions, introduces advanced financial and telecom configurations for the
Datacard® MPR5800™ inline card production and personalization system.
With a new telecom configuration, GSM card issuers and service bureaus are capable of running at speeds of up to
10,000 cards per hour which allows a single system to personalize up to 5 million SIM cards per month. The high
volume telecom market demands that SIM card issuers keep their cost-per-card as low as possible. The enhanced
MPR5800 system helps meet this challenge by practically eliminating supplies expenses, while generating throughput
similar to shops running multiple machines.
For financial applications, the new MPR5800 system configuration meets traditional card requirements and provides
the latest laser technology for flat financial card printing running at speeds up to 6,000 cards per hour. Laser
technology offers not only fraud prevention but also low cost per card. Card issuers do not need additional
consumables for personalization thus they save a lot of production cost. Personal information is engraved into the
surface of cards that is tamper-proof once it has been issued.
“The new MPR5800 system offers fast and cost-effective production based on a proven platform with advanced
single-pass technologies,” said Michael Langner, director of marketing & business development, card production
systems at Datacard Group. “Customers can be assured that the improvements we have made will not only help
them increase productivity, but will also help them minimize downtim