Magicard launches best-in-class Elatec encoder upgrade

Written By John Fieldsend

Magicard ID card printers bring enhanced smart card encoding to market

Magicard, the UK’s sole manufacturer of globally-available ID card printers has announced a brand new partnership with leading RFID specialist, Elatec.

With immediate effect, customers will be able to order Magicard 300, Magicard 600 and NEO360 models fitted with a card encoder designed by Elatec and Magicard engineers to integrate seamlessly into Magicard’s market-leading desktop card printers.

By integrating a Magicard-specific version of the popular and versatile Elatec TWN4 MultiTech 2, Magicard printers can deliver a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solution to suit both High Frequency (13.56MHz), supporting transponder types such as MIFARE DESFire EV2 and NFC Forum Tag 1-5, as well as Low Frequency (125KHz), for transponders such as CASI-RUSCO. Offering flexibility of over 60 transponder technologies means that Magicard can be flexible for a large proportion of customer needs.

Gordon Hague, Chief Operating Officer at Magicard said: “The new encoder we have created with Elatec allows Magicard printers to encode cards to work with a wider range of transponder types than ever before. From March, anyone in Europe or the US ordering a Magicard 300 or Magicard 600 will be able to order a model fitted with the Elatec TWN4 MultiTech 2 as will customers in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East who order a NEO360 printer.

“Magicard chose to work with Elatec in the creation of the new encoder because of their market-leading expertise and their speed and flexibility which matches our own approach to product development. We know our existing, and new customers will benefit from the flexibility and added functionality that this upgrade to our printers brings into play and we look forward to strengthening our relationship in other technical areas over the coming months.”

A spokesperson for Elatec said: “It’s been our pleasure to work with Magicard on this key development.  Magicard is bringing class-leading flexibility and functionality to market as the result of our strong partnership, and we look forward to further enhancing these capabilities in the future.”

RFID specialist, Elatec.