Sigma: The Next Generation of Direct-to-Card Printing
The Entrust Sigma DS3 with Card Lamination Module and Tactile Impression direct-to-card printer delivers instantly-issued ID cards at superior speeds combined with superior durability. The secure architecture ensures data is safe with features like encryption technology, TPM Module, and Secure Boot. Features like inline magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding, lamination module, and tactile impression secures your card while extending their life. The intuitive printer dashboard enables printer management from a mobile phone. The DS3 with Card Lamination Module and Tactile Impression achieves productivity, simplicity and security not seen before in ID card printing.
Simple: From unboxing to issuing ID cards and mobile flashpasses to managing your printer, we made sure Sigma was the most user-friendly ID card issuance solution in the world
Secure: Our industry-leading issuance security architecture will keep your cards and your customers? data safe and secure each step of the issuance process
Smart: Forward-thinking technology and scalability allow you to expand your ID card program as your needs evolve
Tactile Impression and Its Benefits
The tactile impression feature is a unique security feature used to increase the tamper resistance of a card as well as highlight and promote the customer brand. Entrust offers several different generic tactile designs that fit most market applications. These designs showcase a combination of portrait-oriented dies, landscape-oriented dies and dies that can fit either orientation. Once the die is installed in the tactile impresser module, it cannot be rotated based on card orientation. However, a more symmetrical design can fit both landscape and portrait orientations. Entrust also offers the option to create a unique, custom design specific for your ID card program. This tactile impression can contain text, logos, and outlines of images that may vary in design and complexity. After the card is printed and laminated, the tactile impressor uses residual heat to press into the laminate of the card, producing a three-dimensional raised impression. This makes your cards extremely difficult to illegally duplicate. After you place your order, a J. O'Brien representative will contact you to get details about where you would like the impression on the card, it's orientation, etc. If you order a custom die, you will also need to provide artwork. Your J. O'Brien representative will walk you through the entire process. If you have more questions before you place your order, call us at (877) 379-8844 or email email@example.com.
Key Features & Benefits
Intuitive printer dashboard lets you see printer status, order supplies, check cleaning status, update firmware, or contact help all from your mobile device
Seamless self-service lets you access how-to videos and other helpful resources by simply scanning QR code on the LCD display
Variable LED light ring lets you incorporate brand colors or other customization into your ambient environment
Pre-loaded ribbon cassettes make switching ribbons easy
Secure boot protects system from malware or virus on boot-up
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) manages the printer's own TLS/SSL certificates and keys
Connection and data sent between software and printer is encrypted
Customer data is encrypted and is not stored in the printer after printing is complete
Additional security features such as UV printing, holographic laminates, and luster printing.
Flexibility & Scalability for the Future
Issuance capabilities include physical cards and digital mobile flashpass
Choose on-premises or cloud-hosted deployment
Expand your ID program as your needs change by adding multi-hopper, smart card capabilities, color tactile printing, and more
Print anytime, anywhere with your mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows)
Should I Get a Laminator?
Though laminators add to the overall cost of the unit, they pay for themselves by increasing the durability and security of your cards. Laminating over your card protects it from dirt, scratches, spills, and drops. With most laminators, you can even add UV protection, holographic images, and more just by switching out different laminate ribbons. Most colleges and universities use laminators because student and faculty cards are typically taken in and out of a wallet all day to access buildings and pay for food and supplies at student centers. Without lamination, there would be a constant line for replacement cards with credentials that have worn away. Any business, school, or government facility that issues ID?s which are constantly displayed or used would benefit from lamination.
Do I Need Encoding?
If you are new to encoding, it may feel a bit overwhelming. Which option do I choose? Loosely-Coupled or Single-Wire? What brand? The list goes on. We're here to help. First, if you are replacing a current printer, look for that printer's model number. If you search this SKU on our website, that should reveal if there is currently an encoder in the unit and what encoder it is. Then it's as simple as selecting the same encoder on your next purchase. However, if you are starting from scratch, it is best to contact whoever is in charge of your access control system in order to get details on the card technology your business or campus is using. If you're still not sure, we are always a phone call or email away. Contact us at (877) 379-8844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our certified technical specialists will walk you through exactly what you need, free of charge.