The District of Columbia has moved to a centralized issuance model using the Datacard MX series card issuance and delivery systems—for personalizing, printing and issuing its driving licences and identification (ID) cards.
Moving from over-the-counter (OTC) to a central issuance model, the District of Columbia’s new driving licence and ID programme will now be maintained through Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a company that provides fully integrated solutions for the production of driving licences and ID cards. Nearly 180,000 District of Columbia driving licences and ID cards will be issued per year on Datacard Group’s central issuance system.
“The District of Columbia wanted better security features on their cards and the enhanced security and efficiency of a centralized process,” said Mark Steigmeyer of MIDS. “We’ve met these needs by moving to a centralized model that utilizes Datacard Group’s advanced Security at Time of Personalization technologies and MX systems. This new solution improves the security and durability of the driving licences and ID cards for their citizens.”
The Datacard MX platform is an automated inline high-volume personalization system that offers a flexible, modular design. District of Columbia driving licences and ID cards will be personalized with advanced laser engraving technologies on a secure and durable card. The two new advanced tactile features and unique laser ablation ghost photo in the window helps fight fraud while assisting first line checkers to verify the authenticity of the document.
“We work with MIDS on many different projects and are very happy that our solutions are being used to personalize the District of Columbia driving licences and IDs,” said Joshua Jabs, vice president of government marketing for Datacard Group. “The modularity of our systems enables MIDS to offer government entities high quality and secure personalization, while providing efficient options for future expansion and upgrades.”