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5 products you NEED to take the headache out of event badges!
When you’re in the midst of planning your next event, you need all the help you can get to ensure things run smoothly. Taking the headache out of the event badges is just one way to free you up to concentrate on other things.  So what are the best products for producing event badges?1. Badge printer hireEvents often mean you use a piece of equipment for a short period of time and then it’s packed away. Different events have different requirements, so though a badge printer will work for one occasion, it won’t necessarily meet your needs for the next.  The outlay on buying a different..
We are recruiting for a Customer Service and Operations Administrator
Do you enjoy the buzz you get when you achieve success? Do you enjoy a varied and challenging day at work as opposed to a mundane, repetitive one?  Are you a competitive individual who thrives on being the best you can be?We have an exciting opportunity as a Sales & Operations Executive for our rapidly growing business based in Northampton.Our company supplies a complete range of identity and security related products and our customers are both the public and private sector but are predominantly within education, health care, facilities management and events.This is a rare opportunity..
How do I find an ID badge supplier? Where do I start?
It’s never easy finding a new supplier for a product that you may never have used before. It’s a huge learning curve, and you’ll no doubt experience moments of feeling outside of your comfort zone. Finding a company to work with on ID cards and ID badges is no different. So we thought we’d make your life a little easier by highlighting six key questions you should ask before you decide.6 Questions you should ask of any new badge supplier…1.    Do you understand my business?We mean this most politely but when it comes to ID cards, businesses often think they know what they need. ..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre August 2016
Why your business needs ID Cards! ..
How to licence CardExchange to a Licence Dongle
CardExchange™ offers a number of flexible licencing solutions based on different requirements.If you have a single or a few licences but need to be able to use these on various machines then using a licence dongle is often the best solution to this rather than purchasing additional licences.  Step by Step Guide to Licensing CardExchange™ to a Licence DongleIt is important that the driver of the dongle is installed before connecting the dongle to your PC and activating the license.This is the old licence dongle:   This is how the latest licence dongle looks:In the main page ..
ID Card Printing and MIFARE® Encoding at Cambridge University Library
  A card management installation in a university is never easy, and our latest one at Cambridge University Library certainly got Ben's mind working!   An Oracle database connected via ODBC, multiple tables without common unique identifiers and transposing data to print information which wasn't actually stored in the database as well as writing back to other tables with all of the card date for importing into other systems. To top it off, we had multiple designs all with differen..
ID Card Centre, working with Cambridge University Library to issue new MIFARE® library cards
  Cambridge University is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious education establishments in the world and their 600 year old library, housing over 8 million books is a vital, central resource to the students of the university and colleges.  Driven by a need to upgrade their student and staff cards to ‘smart’ MIFARE® cards, and realising that their current software or hardware did not support MIFARE® encoding, ID Card Centre were pleased to be able to offer a solution. The Brief – A New Card Management System When Camb..
Nine reasons why an ID card system is good for business…
With security becoming more and more of a buzz word these days, it’s important for organisations to take their duty of care to their employees seriously.A well-designed ID card system is one strategy companies can implement to help achieve this. And the best thing of all is… it also brings additional benefits.Here are nine compelling reasons why an ID card system should be operating in your business.1.  Identifies individuals: An obvious reason, but one of the top reasons. Operating an ID card system on your reception desk will help to prevent unauthorised personnel gaining access to..
Sage Pay upgrade to SHA-2 – what you need to know!
At ID Card Centre we are very passionate about security, and need to be in the industry we work in!  Therefore as of the 13th July 2016 our payment gateway, Sage Pay, will be upgraded to the latest version, SHA-2,  and you may be affected as there will be restrictions on the browsers and operating systems that we can accept payments through.What is SHA?SHA is also known as "Secure Hash Algorithm" and is the method most payment gateways use during the validation of a website’s security certificate.  Up until now SHA-1 has been the most widely accepted method o..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre June 2016
Just launched! We’re extremely pleased to present to you the new Card Printing pages on our website.    Featuring our printed plastic card options, with clear information about all of the features and print processes available to you.   Clearly sorted by card type or industry it’s quick and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.   Our next goal is to add an instant online quote facility, so we’ll be work..
We are recruiting a Sales & Business Development Executive!
Sales & Business Development Executive - Flexible Working Available!About the JobPermanent position (subject to satisfactory completion of probationary period) Full time or Flexible hours (for the right candidate we can offer hours to fit around your current commitments).  Minimum 25 hours per week availableSalary Circa £18,000 – £24,000 per annum, pro rata – OTE up to £30,000 pa (but uncapped quarterly performance bonus)Due to company expansion a fantastic opportunity is available for the right person to fill a new Sales Executive role at ID Card Centre ..
Brand New Access Control Solutions from ID Card Centre
ID Card Centre will be exclusively demoing two brand new products at this year’s Facilities Show to help make card issuance operations quicker, cheaper and more secure.As official resellers of the Magicard range of products they will be introducing the recently released Helix ID Card Printer.  Ideal for government, finance, health care and universities due to the exceptionally high quality print and in built secure print features.  Owning a professional quality printer for well under £2000 is now a reality.Capable of printing up to 200 cards per hour and using large capacity ribbons ..
ID Card Centre helping the Education sector get ahead with student ID card printing for enrolments
ID Card Centre has answered a plea for help from many of their customers within the education sector to help them with the busy and stressful enrolment period. Each autumn universities and colleges have a new influx of 1000s of students arriving on campus, merely days after enrolment has closed and courses assigned.  This generally allows just a matter of hours to print every single student ID card ready for collection on the first day of term.Recognising that universities did not want to invest in purchasing lots of additional printers for just a few days a year, ID Card Centre have..
ID Card Centre Case Study - NHS
The BriefWe were approached an NHS Trust to produce around 400 name badges for their staff.They wanted to place this order as call off, meaning all 400 badges were ordered in advance but would then be produced and sent out only when they were needed. We also provided a number of reusable badges, meaning they could quickly issue emergency badges as and when required without the need to wait for an acrylic personalised badge to be manufactured. This meant that every member of staff in the wards could be easily identified, which keeps CQC happy!The SolutionThe badge type we selected was a 76mm x ..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre May 2016
Welcome to the May edition of Identity Insight May is a very special month for us, as it’s our birthday!  This year, on 11th May we will be celebrating 5 years since MD Ben O’Brien acquired ID Card Centre from Aurora Computer Services in a Management buyout. Ben had alread..
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