Little league world series secured

Overview

Application: Children’s sporting event
Partner: Lenel Systems
Product: Rio Pro
Scale: 3,000+ credentials
Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Magicard printers to secure an international sporting event for children between the ages of eleven and thirteen.

With up to 40,000 people on-site for championship games, Little League Baseball issues over 3,000 badges for staff, players, coaches and media to use throughout the complex over the duration of the two week event.

The organisers of the Little League World Series required a reliable system that was easy to use and would seamlessly integrate their badging and access control operations. They needed a system that was able to print and encode cards on demand, as speed and efficiency were a critical part of the decision making process.

To achieve this, Little League Baseball partnered with Lenel Systems and Magicard to integrate the latest technology for printing and encoding high quality, secure badges.

The importance of having all day-to-day activities running safely and smoothly can’t be stressed enough. The number one priority for us is the safety of not only the players, coaches and managers, but also of the spectators and everybody else who attends the event.

Jim Ferguson, Director of Security for Little League Baseball.

Lenel’s software solution powers several Magicard Rio Pro Duo printers, each fitted with an in-line contactless encoder, enabling a fast and seamless card issuance process.

The flexibility of the Rio Pro printer, including the ability to create 300dpi full color cards, easy upgradability to duplex printing and the integration of custom encoding modules within the printer has made Magicard the card issuance provider of choice at each Little League World Series since 2010.

Ever since we’ve had Magicard printers, it’s been a lot more seamless. The print quality has been higher and we have had a lot more flexibility along with portability with the printers. We can’t be everywhere at once so we have to be able to trust the products that we deploy here and we put a lot of faith in both the people and the products to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

Louie Napolean, Director of Electronic Security