Datacard Group Supports RoHS Compliance

Datacard Group Supports RoHS Compliance

Minnetonka, Minn., June 13, 2006–Datacard Group today confirmed its support of the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which limits the use of environmentally harmful substances in electronic and electric equipment. Many of the company’s existing offerings, as well as all newly developed products, are or will be RoHS compliant by the July 1, 2006, deadline.

“We recognize the impact this directive has on our customers and are committed to helping them achieve compliance,” said Neil Crocker, vice president of marketing and product management for Datacard Group. “We’ve made a significant investment and have an ongoing commitment to providing high quality systems used for the central and instant issuance of cards and passports that comply with all relevant standards.”

Datacard Group products that are already RoHS compliant include the company’s best-selling Datacard® SP Series card printers and its dynamic Datacard® Tru™ Photo solution. The company will soon comply with several of its high volume systems including the newly released Datacard® MX6000™ card issuance system and Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system as well as the industry leading Datacard® Maxsys™ card issuance and Datacard® MXD™ card delivery systems.

Datacard Group offers the world’s best-selling secure ID and card personalization solutions. The company’s portfolio includes systems for high-volume card issuance, card delivery, secure ID issuance and passport production, plus extensive service and supply offerings. Datacard Group serves customers in more than 120 countries (http://www.datacard.com).

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