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Applications and Markets

What are the applications for ID cards?

An identity document verifies aspects of a person’s personal identity. Worldwide, standard-size ID cards are issued by governments, companies, financial institutions, and other organizations as a way to authenticate “who is who” and “who is where”.

ID cards may contain a person’s photo and personal information, and a logo or information about the organization who issues the card. Information and data encoded on chips, magnetic stripes and bar codes integrated into the card can be read by readers and scanners to further verify the identity of the person.

ID cards are used for:
  • Company ID
  • Access control – buildings, parking, secure areas
  • Time & attendance
  • Visitor passes
  • meetings
  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Membership verification
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Payment systems
  • Computer access
  • Vending machines, copiers, canteens
  • Key cards
  • Name badges
  • And more
Types of ID cards:
  • Photo ID badges
  • Magnetic stripe cards
  • Proximity cards
  • RFID / smart cards
  • Bar Code cards
  • Biometric cards
  • Visitor badges
  • Name badges
  • Event credentials / tickets

Markets with opportunities for ID accessories.

An identity document verifies aspects of a person’s personal identity. Worldwide, standard-size ID cards are issued by governments, companies, financial institutions, and other organizations as a way to authenticate "who is who" and "who is where".

ID cards may contain a person’s photo and personal information, and a logo or information about the organization who issues the card. Information and data encoded on chips, magnetic stripes and bar codes integrated into the card can be read by readers and scanners to further verify the identity of the person.

Government organizations

  • Agencies, ministries
  • Local authorities, councils
  • Military
  • Police
  • Fire brigades
  • Public works
  • Prisons

Companies

  • Manufacturing
  • Service industries
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Security guard services

Financial Institutions

  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Brokerage houses
  • stock exchanges
 

Health Care

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Homes for the elderly

Education

  • Universities and colleges
  • Secondary schools
  • Research institutions
  • Crèches, kindergartens

Transport

  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Train and bus companies
  • Couriers
  • Shipping companies
 

Retail / Wholesale

  • Supermarkets
  • Department stores
  • Retail outlets & chains
  • Video stores

Events

  • Trade shows, exhibitions
  • Sports events
  • Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Sponsored events

Organisations and Clubs

  • Football clubs
  • Fitness clubs
  • Golf clubs
  • Discotheques
 

Hotels and Resorts

  • Conference centres
  • Spa’s
  • Meeting planners

Travel & Leisure

  • Tour operators
  • Travel agencies