Ultra Electronics Card Systems, a global manufacturer of ID card printers and solutions, announces the latest addition to its Magicard line of secure identification card printers - the Ultra-LE laser engraver. Featuring a newly developed laser engine, the Ultra-LE is able to create high security, personalised cards on demand. The Ultra-LE weighs only 25 kg and is portable, allowing government and private organisations to deploy identity credentials quickly and securely across multiple sites directly to end users.
The Ultra-LE is Ultra’s first laser engraver designed to integrate seamlessly with the Magicard Prima 4, ID card printer. A FIPS-201 certified instant issuance station, thousands of government and enterprise organisations trust the Prima 4 as a standard for ID personalisation.
By integrating the Prima 4 with the Ultra-LE, high security cards are encoded, printed, and personalised in a one-step process. “This is a premium card personalisation method that is impossible to replicate with any other technology,” says Ultra Electronics Managing Director Andy Matko. “The average person who attempts to replicate cards from the Ultra- LE will find it too expensive and technically challenging to copy even if they tried.”
The Ultra-LE has several laser techniques that organisations can use in order to give their cards different security features depending on their needs. Laser etching, embossed raised type, laser monochrome printing, and two-image lenticular printing can all be used to create highly personalised and secure credentials.
Combined with the Prima 4, the Ultra-LE is an easy to use desktop solution that creates personalised high-resolution photo ID cards with laser-etched features. Laser etching provides high marking quality by engraving directly into the card. As a result cards are extremely durable and have an extended lifespan - photos and text last for much longer than normal printing methods that place ink onto the surface of the card.
The Ultra-LE allows organisations to increase efficiencies in their card issuance programs by saving time and money through issuing cards the industry. While the unit is robust enough for centralised card production - its small footprint allows organisations to directly to the end-user. The Ultra-LE is one of the lightest and most portable desktop lasers in decentralise card personalisation and ensure security by issuing cards directly to the user, eliminating the risks from card handling and transportation.
The Ultra-LE is now available globally.
More information on the Ultra-LE can be found at: http://www.ultramagicard.com/product/ultra-le