With the vanGO
solution, cards are hot-stamped with a special square metallic patch that can
be written with the cardholder’s facial image just before being issued using a
special laser writer module and the high-performing, FARGO HDP8500 printer from
HID Global. This image creates a unique relationship between card and
cardholder that makes the card nearly impossible to counterfeit. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of
inspections are still undertaken by the naked eye rather than an electronic
reader in the field.