DataCard Corporation debuted the new DataCardr Smart Driver printer driver for its family of digital photo ID printers this week at the CardTech/SecurTech Conference in Washington, D.C.
The new smart driver is now a standard feature for the DataCardr ImageCard Express photo ID printer, the company’s value-priced, low-volume printer.
It also will be a standard feature on the DataCard ImageCardr IV photo ID printer, a high-volume printer that will be available this summer.
The smart driver greatly simplifies printer operation and maintenance by allowing two-way, on-screen communication. Highlights include operator prompts, online help and instructions designed for simple error recovery.
Graphical tabs also allow users to manage key functions without deciphering blinking lights.
“The smart driver makes photo ID printing a simple, point-and-click process,” said Steve Blake, vice president of DataCard’s photo ID printer group. “If you can use a mouse, you can produce high-quality IDs quickly and easily.”
Operators can follow on-screen directions to configure ribbon type, card orientation, duplex printing, image intensity and cleaning intervals.
The new smart driver also allows users to monitor the printer’s status and perform diagnostics to determine if the printer needs attention.
“The driver allows operators to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting, even if they have very basic PC skills,” Blake added. “This reduces downtime, increases productivity and minimizes service costs.”
“When the printer needs maintenance, visual alerts automatically appear on the screen. Users simply point and click through intuitive, step-by-step instructions,” said Blake. “Operators find these messages and help screens a great relief, because they eliminate the blinking lights that have to be deciphered on most other photo ID printers.”
DataCard Corporation, is a privately held company based in Minneapolis, Minn., provides customers around the world with fully integrated solutions for a variety of financial, identification and healthcare applications. In addition to turnkey solutions, the company offers complete lines of digital photo ID systems and printers, card personalization systems and transaction systems. ()Details