HID Global to Display Eco-friendly Offerings at ISC West

HID Global has expanded its focus on green products and partner solutions for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company will be demonstrating its eco-friendly cards, readers and printers as well as energy-efficient partner solutions that use Genuine HID technology at ISC West 2011. HID will also be previewing additions to its portfolio of sustainable offerings, including its next generation of physical access technology platform with intelligent power management for lower energy consumption and its Energy Star-rated FARGO printer/encoders. 

“HID Global’s new sustainable product offerings help customers meet government standards for environmentally preferable purchasing and address new building construction requirements that assist organizations in reducing their energy consumption,” said Brad Jarvis, vice president of strategic product initiatives with HID Global. “Through technology innovation, lean corporate initiatives and sustainable business practices, HID continuously works with our partners and customers towards the collective goal of minimizing environmental impact.”

HID’s iCLASS SIO-Enabled (SE) technology platform is designed to raise the bar for card-to-reader security while supporting environmental sustainability.  Its intelligent power management (IPM) reduces power consumption by as much as 75 percent compared with standard operating mode, and iCLASS SE readers incorporate recycled content, which contributes toward LEED building credits. 

iCLASS SE also offers programmable readers and soft upgrades for extended reader lifecycles.

HID’s standard FARGO DTC4000 and DTC4500 direct-to-card printer/encoders are Energy Star-rated, providing organizations high-performance, energy-efficient solutions for producing professional quality color ID cards with security encoding.

As the first choice in non-technology cards for FARGO and any other brand of card printers, UltraCard products are recommended for reverse-transfer printing, lamination and fluorescent panel ribbon printing applications.

HID’s new UltraCard Eco includes BioPVC for faster biodegradation, offering a cost-effective way to go green by reducing the environmental impact using plastic cards. Typical PVC cards take 20-25 years to decompose in landfill conditions, where UltraCard Eco cards degrade five times faster than standard PVC. 

Other green initiatives the company is pursuing include eco-friendly packaging for future products, environmental management certifications such as ISO 140001, and lean initiatives for continuous process improvements that promote green business practices.


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