Magicard Prima 4 printer is trusted by GSA for FIPS 201 specificationMagicard’s Prima 4 reverse transfer ID card printer is now on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Approved Product List (APL) for the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 Specification.

The Prima 4 was evaluated and certified by the GSA as successfully meeting its card printer specification.

“Achieving compliance for the Prima 4 highlights Ultra’s commitment to providing secure card issuance,” said Luis De La Cruz, Ultra Electronics Card Systems’ Regional Manager for the Americas. “High levels of reliability and our market-leading 3 year warranty help ensure the Prima 4 is trusted worldwide for high-level secure card issuance projects – including drivers’ licenses, secure travel passes and localized issuance of payment cards.”

The Prima 4 Reinforces Secure Card Issuance

With a combination of inline and post-printing options, the Magicard Prima 4 reverse transfer printer:

  • Produces ultra-violet images or text, which when printed inline can be augmented with over-laminates for both added durability and security – including standard and customized holographic options.
  • Supports magnetic stripe and a range of smart card encoding options.
  • Is available as a single-sided (Prima 4 Uno) or double-sided (Prima 4 Duo) printer

About FIPS 201
FIPS 201 was published as a result of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) – which called for the use of a common identification credential for gaining physical and logical access to Federally controlled facilities and information systems. FIPS 201 defines the identity vetting, enrollment, and issuance requirements for a common identity credential and the technical specifications for a government employee and contractor ID card.

About Magicard
Manufactured for over 18 years by Ultra Electronics Card Systems, Magicard ID card printers are designed and built in a military-certified secure facility in Weymouth, England. Ultra Electronics Card Systems is trusted by hundreds of federal, state, and local agencies as well as thousands of companies globally to issue millions of secure identification badges every year.

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