- Encoders (Photos of each with small descriptions)
- ISO Magnetic encoder(LoCo/HiCo) Magnetic stripe encoding is a conventional form of encoding data on cards that has been used for long period. It works by storing data as a pattern of positive and negative magnetic stripe fields. The process works when the pattern is decoded and the information gets translated into a usable format. Data’s are usually stored in three separate tracks that each can hold a set number of characters. Each of the three tracks can be used for a different type of data, for example membership number, member name, and expiration date.
- Smart Card Encoder
Smart cards encoding is similar to Magnetic stripe encoding. It uses a microprocessor chip within an ID card to send and receive data from the reader. The Data stored on the encoded card is 100 times more than that of Magnetic stripe card data. With its extended processing capabilities, smart encoded cards are also tamper-proof and can be reconfigured to add, erase, or edit the data they store.
Smart encoded cards are the most secured cards and often considered as an ideal choice for storing a wide variety of sensitive data types which includes the following:
- Identification details
- Personal information
- Financial data
- Biometric information
These types of encoding technology can be classified into two different types:
– Contact smart card encoder This encoder is used to encode data on to a card that has an integrated chip. As the name implies, a contact smart card must come into direct contact with the reader to process the information embedded within the chip.
– Contactless smart card encoder This encoder is used to process data onto a card that has a chip and an antenna which are invisible. In order for the data on the card to be read, it needs to come within a specified distance to the card reader (this distance varies depending on the smart card reader) but does not need to make direct contact. Eg: Nol card.
- Flipper (Photos of each with small descriptions) An additional flipping module with an alignment plate streamlined to flip the card & print on the other side. Flipper is a stand-alone unit in Heidi which can be attached to a single side CP55-S printer and thereby enabling it to print dual side automatically.
- Ethernet (Photos of each with small descriptions) Ethernet option is an upgradeable module that enables your printer to be networked for access by multiple users or from a central location. This module allows the printer to connect with multiple computers and is often recommended for offices where they have more than one employee assigned to print cards.
- Physical Lock (Photos of each with small descriptions) A metal lock that helps in protecting your ribbon & confidential cards that are stored on the hopper by locking the top cover of the Heidi printer.