ID production software program

December 2000 Access Control & Identity Management

Cardax PhotoPass II is a software program for the design and production of photo ID cards. The program captures and stores images and produces output for a variety of hard card and other printers.

Using an industry standard Microsoft Windows 95 operating system, PhotoPass II is also 'network ready'. Integration with existing database systems is achieved through the use of industry standard Microsoft Access' database software. PhotoPass II also uses industry standard TWAIN image capture protocol so that a wide range of computer image capture hardware can be used.

Images can be captured from a range of sources including CCD video camera, camcorder, digital camera image files or TWAIN-compatible computer scanners. Once captured these images can be cropped to size and to compensate for poor lighting, the image contrast and brightness can be easily changed with on-screen drag-bars to produce an optimum result. A new cardholder image can be captured every 15 s making high volume card production easy and quick.

Furthermore, images do not have to be portrait pictures either. PhotoPass II can digitally capture up to three images per cardholder. These images can be signatures captured either optically or from a file created from a digital signature pad. Other applications (local legislation permitting) can include the storage of cardholder fingerprints as an image file.

The system includes full operator security functions that provide password-protected operation to every part of the software. Selected operators can have fully definable yet suitably restricted access.

The adult trial of all operator activity is recorded on a per cardholder basis.

Printing can be accomplished on any printer that is supported by Microsoft Windows. This includes normal office laser printers, colour laser printers and high quality sophisticated hard card printers.

In addition, magnetic card encoding on track one, two or three can be configured in the card layout design. Encoding is done at time of printing.

Where large scale image capture and card production is required, for example at university enrolment, multiple PhotoPass capture stations can be connected together to a common print server computer. It is also possible to have the cardholder database on a separate server connected to the network.

For details, contact Cardax, (011) 467 2149.





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Enhanced biometric technology for mines
September 2019, ZKTeco , Mining (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management
Biometric identification and authentication are currently used at various mines in South Africa and in the SADC region.

Read more...
Improving access in mines
October 2019, Astra Fasteners , Mining (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, Products
The VP1 controller provides full access control and remote monitoring of intelligent locks without having to wire into a network or install, manage and maintain software.

Read more...
Invixium and Pyro-Tech partner in South Africa
October 2019 , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Invixium, a manufacturer of IP-based biometric solutions and Pyro-Tech Security Suppliers have announced a new distribution partnership.

Read more...
Suprema receives FBI PIV/FAP30 certification
October 2019, Suprema , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema has announced that the company's BioMini Slim 3 has received FBI PIV (Personal Identity Verification) and Mobile ID FAP30 certification.

Read more...
Frictionless access with a wave
October 2019, IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
IDEMIA was the Platinum Sponsor for the Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 and set up its MorphoWave Compact frictionless fingerprint biometric scanner at the entrance to the conference.

Read more...
Streamlined access and reporting
October 2019, Comb Communications , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
The main focus of the Comb stand was its practical demonstration of the MK II Lite intercom system with third-party integrated products.

Read more...
Customised and integrated solutions
October 2019, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
iVisit offers both high-end and low-end residential complexes a cost-effective visitor management solution that is fully integrated into Suprema's offerings.

Read more...
Access solutions for every estate
October 2019, Impro Technologies , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Impro's flagship Access Portal solution comprises one of the most user-friendly software solutions on the market.

Read more...
Managing staff effectively
September 2019, dormakaba South Africa, iPulse Systems , Integrated Solutions, Access Control & Identity Management
Workforce management solutions allow organisations to track the relationship between productivity and the cost of employment, incorporating issues such as health and safety, T&A, rostering and more.

Read more...
Hennie Lategan joins Centurion as head of exports
September 2019, Centurion Systems , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Centurion Systems has announced the appointment of Hennie Lategan as the head of the company’s exports department.

Read more...