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Voter ID cards are an essential part of the upcoming election

by david 18. September 2012 09:05
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One pressing issue surrounding the upcoming presidential election is that of voter identification. Several states have recently implemented controversial voter ID laws that raise questions and concerns for many citizens. What is considered proper identification? What about those currently registered to vote who do not have the proper ID cards? And, most importantly, what about those people that will be excluded from the pending election due to improper identification – the elderly, impoverished, and students?
 
More than 30 states have enacted a voter identification law, aimed at preventing voter fraud. Those that oppose the laws are low-income voters and minorities who might not have access to a state-issued ID card. Proponents of the law argue that proper identification is a critical way to avoid voter fraud.  
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The voter ID issue is becoming central as local and state governments prepare for the election in November. What’s your take on the controversy? 
 
At IDville, we specialize in photo identification systems and accessories. To learn more about ID card systems, click here.  
 
If you have questions regarding incorporating a photo identification system to create voter ID cards, contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!
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ID Maker 3.0 – Easier. Faster. Better.

by Kayla 28. August 2012 10:11
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IDville is excited to announce the release of ID Maker 3.0 – the latest version of our system designed to make printing secure, professional IDs simple! 
 
All-new ID Maker 3.0 is the most robust, yet easy-to-use product for designing, printing, and encoding your ID cards. It has a streamlined interface with added features such as database integration, smart card encoding, an enhanced camera tool, and many more new features! 
 
We expect 3.0 to be easier than ever to use, and there are several important reasons the upgrade is critical for current system users: 
  • Enhanced compatibility with other commonly-used systems - to ensure future alignment between software, operating systems, and hardware (i.e. new Windows editions, new computers).
  • Improved camera tool and support – we need to continuously improve our camera tools and support systems to ensure the highest quality photos and ease of use.
  • Remaining modern and competitive to provide the best badging software possible – we need to stay in front of what’s going on in the rest of the world of software and hardware. 
See all the new features of ID Maker 3.0!
     Watch the ID Maker 3.0 Demo Today!

The newly updated system has a redesigned user interface with intuitive menu options, among many other features. A few of the improved features in 3.0 include a dynamic text alignment tool, a new photo component tool that allows for live picture mode with more digital cameras, and 50% less screens to use! 3.0 is also at the forefront of modern technology with Smart Card encoding and new QR barcode technology.
 
To learn more about the ID Maker 3.0 upgrade, click here.
To learn more about IDville's photo identification systems and ID badge accessories, click here.
 
Questions? Contact one of our identification specialists today 1.866.438.4553!  
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Signs it’s time to upgrade your outdated ID system!

by david 10. July 2012 09:15
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Are you constantly struggling to create photo IDs quickly? Do you find that it’s taking you more time than it’s worth to print cards? Or are you currently using an outside source and it's taking weeks just to get your IDs mailed to you? If so, then it’s time you update your photo identification system or look into implementing one in your organization!  
 
I recently did some traveling for a couple of IDville tradeshows, and I was astonished at the amount of professionals I talked with that commented, “We currently do print our own ID cards, but our system is so outdated that they look cheap and generic.” The purpose of your ID card is for security and identification. It’s critical that each ID is professional looking and customizable to suit all your needs. Not every company needs access control or added security features such as bar code scanning, but your ID system should have all those capabilities.  
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IDville, photo identification and security experts, make designing and printing photo ID cards easy. 
 
Set up is simple: Getting your ID Maker system set up is as simple as installing the software and plugging in the equipment. That’s it! We even have brief videos to show you how simple it really is.  
 
Invest less time and money: Unlike most technology these days, an ID card system does save you time and hassle. There are still a lot of companies that print paper badges, cut each one out and laminate them separately. That takes a lot of time compared to the ID Maker System that prints 1 card in less than 30 seconds! 
 
Lifetime support: Have a question during set up? IDville includes lifetime technical support in the purchase of your ID system. If you ever need assistance, we are only a phone call away!
 
Implementing or updating your current photo identification system can be overwhelming. So don’t hesitate to call one of our Identification Specialists at 866.438.4553 with any questions you may encounter through the implementation process. Happy ID printing! 
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2012 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference a success for IDville!

by Kayla 29. June 2012 15:15
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I just returned from the 2012 Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference and it was a huge success! It was a packed show with over 14,000 attendees and 650 exhibitors. "The exhibit hall was like the size of a small city with vendors from around the country giving away awesome gifts while pitching their products and services. It was impressive!” commented David, Identification Expert. This is the second year that IDville has particiapted in this conference and it's been a wonderful experience.
 
IDville participated as an exhibit sponsor June 24-26 in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. We were able to speak with over 1,100 HR professionals about the importance of photo identification and security in the workplace. 
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As a new addition to the IDville team, it was great to meet new people and see their excitement towards implementing and/or updating their current photo identification system. It seemed as though many of the HR professionals I chatted with were either frustrated with their outdated ID system or their current system was simply too complicated. By having our ID Maker Systems on hand we were able to perform live demos to show how easy it is to design and print IDs from your desktop.  To view sample ID cards, check out our ID card library. 
 
Part of the fun was seeing the eagerness of the attendees to sign up for our raffle prizes! We raffled of 2 sets of 2 tickets to the world famous Georgia Aquarium and a $200 Visa gift card. Congratulations to Sandy from Georgia and Laura from Michigan. They were our 2 lucky winners for the aquarium tickets. Also congratulations to Rod from Nebraska who won our $200 Visa gift card. Enjoy! Be sure to “like” our Facebook Fan Page and check out photos from the conference. 
 
I look forward to attending the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference in 2013 in the wonderful city of Chicago and seeing some familiar faces! 
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Raffle prizes. Giveaways. Free photo ID system demos. IDville’s the booth to visit!

by Kayla 24. June 2012 16:45
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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition started off with a bang! Everyone arrived yesterday and there is excitement everywhere. Exhibitors worked all day and night to put the finishing touches on their booths in hopes to have everything ready to go for this afternoon’s exhibitor grand opening. There are over 650 vendors and 13,000 attendees and we’re excited to be a part of this event for the second year in a row! We have lots of exciting things happening at our booth, #2105.

• Raffles: We are raffling off 2 sets of 2 tickets to one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, the Georgia Aquarium, and a $200 Visa gift card. All you have to do is stop by and enter to win!
• Giveaways: Free badge reels for your photo ID badge will be available all day at our booth. 
• Demos: Watch live demos of our ID Maker photo identification system and Quantix time and attendance system.  You can request a free ID system or Quanitx information packet to help you better understand which system is best for your business needs.

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The latest version of ID Maker software provides the tools needed to create bold, secure, and professional IDs. IDville also offers all of the accessories and supplies that are necessary to keep your ID front and center.

Quantix time and attendance system is one of the newer IDville product offerings. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option, it is an easy to use and affordable web-based solution for small businesses looking to streamline attendance and payroll.

For those of you who aren’t able to attend the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages so you can be in the know with live updates and pictures!

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Meet Your IDville Team!

by Kayla 20. June 2012 09:30
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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition is right around the corner. I hope you’re able to make it to this year’s event for outstanding learning opportunities and the chance to meet over 650 vendors in the Exhibit Hall who are there to help you and your organization as human resource professionals. But before you make your way to Atlanta, take a few moments and meet your IDville team who will be at this year’s Exhibit in booth #2105.


Learn more about SHRMMeet Dan: Dan is IDville’s General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand. Around IDville, he is known for the catchphrase, “talk to me,” and his not-so-secret designer past. Dan lived in Atlanta for over 3 years so if you’re looking for some fun things to do on your downtime, stop by and ask him for some native tips!

Meet Falon: Falon is IDville’s Product Manager with over 7 years marketing and product experience. She is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her three beautiful young sons. Falon’s birthday is on Sunday so be sure to swing by and wish her a happy birthday!

Meet David: David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over 9 years product and sales experience. Around IDville, he is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have even seen him in one of our IDville catalogs.) David plans to attend over 30 tradeshows this year alone! Who knows, maybe you’ve seen him at a previous tradeshow. Stop by, say hello, and meet the “Road Warrior.”

Meet Kayla: Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over 3 years marketing experience. She is eager to share her social media savvy and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers. As the newest IDville team member, this is Kayla’s first time attending SHRM. Stop by to welcome her and share some of your SHRM experiences. You might have more in common than you think!

Our IDville team will perform live demos of our ID Maker photo identification system and Quantix time and attendance system. We are excited to show you how easy it can be to implement a photo ID system and a streamlined time & attendance system into your organization.

We will also have great raffle prizes such as a $200 Visa gift card and 2 sets of 2 tickets to the popular Atlanta attraction, the Georgia Aquarium. Stop by and enter to win at booth #2105. We look forward to seeing you!

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June is National Safety Month: Promote Safety with ID Maker & Quantix!

by Kayla 7. June 2012 09:35
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It’s National Safety Month! Every year during the month of June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. How do you plan to participate in promoting safety this year?

Here's a little background information: National Safety Month is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. At  IDville  we’re excited to participate in National Safety Month by promoting visitor management tools and ID Maker™ Systems to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors.
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Tracking visitors is an important part of ensuring safety, but it can easily get overlooked if a visitor management system hasn’t been implemented. Not only does it keep buildings safe from theft and violence, it promotes a feeling of security and well-being throughout organizations.  If your organization doesn’t encounter a high volume of visitors on a daily basis, our temporary ID systems and visitor bundles include everything you need to start your visitor program.

Photo identification systems go hand-in-hand with safety when it comes to the staff that makes up your organization. The ID Maker System is a quick and simple solution to identify who has authorization to be on the premises, who is a visitor, and who is a staff member. Utilizing HID Prox cards for ID badges permits access control to each person who enters the building and promotes a higher level of security.

During National Safety Month each week is centered on a critical safety issue. This year’s issues include Employee Wellness, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, and Driving Safety. Workplace safety is one of the most critical functions of any organization. Whether it’s ensuring the physical safety of your employees or providing a sense of security, it’s vital to ensure each and every staff member knows what is expected of them when it comes to safety.

There are various fun ways to engage your employees in National Safety Month. I suggest committing to having one meeting a week centered on the weekly topic and have a trivia game at the end. You can reward employees for participating with an extended lunch break, gift cards, coupons, etc. Or why not round up some teams to help perform A Million Acts of Safety. It’s a great way to get your employees involved and help promote workplace safety in your organization and in the community. Happy National Safety Month!

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Which ID Maker System is right for your organization?

by david 30. May 2012 14:03
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Choosing an ID Maker System is never an easy process, especially when there are so many options available. Do you want an ID Maker System that prints one or two-sided ID cards? Do you intend to print 100 or 1,000+ ID cards a year? What does your budget allow you to spend? Are you looking for advanced security features?

All of these questions are factors to consider when choosing which type of ID Maker System you’re going to implement into your organization.  And I’m here to help. Let me highlight some of the main features and functions of our 3 ID Maker Systems so the purchasing process is easier for you! 

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ID Maker Value: With the ID Maker Value System, you don't have to invest in an advanced system that has more features than you need. Ideal for smaller organizations printing less than 100 cards a year, this compact and affordable ID card system gives you the basic tools you need to print professional ID cards.

ID Maker Value comes with:
• 1-sided card printer
• 100 PVC plastic cards, 100 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• Hand fed printer
• Lifetime technical support & two-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option
 
ID Maker Advantage: Create secure ID cards in minutes. Intuitive software has over 200 backgrounds and 80 stock graphics. Web camera uses TWAIN technology for live image preview so you see the exact image in real time before you print it. Use the one-time printer ribbon upgrade to unlock dual-sided printing capabilities. Ideal for mid-sized businesses that plan to print 100-1,000 cards a year.

ID Maker Advantage comes with:
• 1 or 2-sided printer
• 200 PVC plastic cards, 300 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• Automatic card feed printer
• Best cost per card
• Lifetime technical support & two-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option

ID Maker Secure: If you require a high level of security from your ID cards, then the ID Maker Secure is the system for you. Its anti-forgery features meet local and federal guidelines, making it the fraud prevention solution preferred by government offices and facilities. Ideal for large organizations that plan to print over 1,000+ cards a year.

ID Maker Secure comes with:
• 1 or 2-sided printer
• 200 PVC plastic cards, 300 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• FREE flex holographic overlays
• Lifetime technical support & three-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option

Whether your organization is small or large, if you need to print 100 or 1,000 photo ID cards or you need added security features, we have the right photo identification system for you! Feel free to contact one of our System Specialists via email or at 866.438.4553 today!

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How To Wear Your Government ID Badges

by david 24. May 2012 14:49
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If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently been added to the approved vendor list as a provider of photo identification systems and accessories by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA.) Do you know what that means? Click here to find out! We have all of the accessories for Government employees to wear their photo IDs safely and comfortably all day long! Whether you choose a lanyard, badge holder, or badge reel we have a variety of options for you to choose from. 


  • Ultra heavy duty badge reel: Heavy duty steel badge reels  are made in the U.S.A. with a chain link cord and sturdy metal slide clip back for easy access to your photo ID. If you carry multiple heavy weight keys, this is a durable option to safely and conveniently carry your ID card and all of your keys.

  • Heavy duty badge reel with locking safety cord: Carry your heavy keys on this safety-locked heavy-duty badge reel. Includes slide clip and tight spring clasp on carabiner attachment to ensure you won’t lose one of the many keys carried on a daily basis. The added locking safety feature keeps your keys convenient at a good length for when you’re on the go!

  • RFID Secure badge holder: Innovative RFID badge holders protect against identity theft by blocking RFID signals. Government information is not only important but valuable and it deserves the utmost protection. These badge holders provide an excellent added security measurement to ensure the safety of your vital information.

  • Breakaway lanyard: Keeps your ID badges visible and accessible with a breakaway feature for added safety and security. Breakaway lanyards are great especially if you’re working in the field. Now you don’t have to worry about your lanyard getting caught on any equipment. The added breakaway features a quick safety release.  
     

It’s important to keep your identification convenient and visible at all times. Each of these accessories are a great way to keep your ID badge front and center and easily accessible for daily use. If you like these accessories, then you’ll also want to check out our made in the USA products. Choose from a variety of badge holders, lanyards and badge reels.

Are you a Government employee? If so, what are you looking for in accessories for your photo ID? To learn more, read one of our recent case studies or visit our knowledge center.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!)

Your “Top 5 Questions Regarding Photo ID Systems” Answered

by david 15. May 2012 12:03
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Whether you’re a government agency or healthcare provider; educational institution or manufacturing facility; your business has a compelling reason to use photo identification. Determining if your company has a need for a photo identification system is easy. The time consuming part is deciding what kind of photo ID system to implement. Let me answer some of the most common questions I get asked as a System Expert. 

 
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1. What system will work best for my needs?
That depends. How many IDs do you plan to print in a year? Do you want single or dual-sided printed cards? Do you need a high level of security? Most importantly, what will your budget allow? No matter what features you need; we have the right photo ID system for you. 

2. What does my Photo ID System include?
Everything you need to start creating and printing IDs right out of the box! Each of our photo ID systems includes our ID Maker Pro software, a card printer, a Cam, a white backdrop, (1) full-color YMCKO printer ribbon and 100-500 PVC ID cards. 

3. What are the differences between PVC ID cards and laminate ID cards?  
PVC vs. laminate ID cards: PVC ID cards must be printed using a photo ID printer with special printing technologies. Laminate IDs  can be printed from any inkjet or laser printer on our 40lb. photo-quality paper stock and then laminated using a laminator and laminates. PVC ID cards result in better image quality in turn giving your organization a sharper representation.
  

4. What do I need to ensure my IDs are visible? IDs may be worn around the neck, inside of a badge holder, or attached to a badge reel. Lanyards are worn around the neck and keep your ID visible on your chest. We offer many different colors and styles depending on your budget. Click here to see our all of our lanyards. 

To keep your ID protected from the elements, keep it inside of a badge holder. Badge holders come in many different styles, from clear, to colored, to sealable, to hard plastic. Click here to view our badge holder selection.  

Badge Reels are great for IDs being used with a time & attendance or door access system. Most retractable badge reels extend up to 36 inches, making your ID easily accessible and visible at the same time. You can even customize your badge reels with your company name and logo and even each individual team member's name. Click here to see all of our badge reel options. 

5. I’m having issues? Can you help me?
Of course we can! Give us a call at 1-866-438-4553 or email us at support@IDville.com. Did you know we provide free lifetime support? You can also visit our tech support page to find electronic copies of your printer or software manual and trouble-shooting guides.  

Does this answer all of your questions? I doubt it. That’s why our System Experts are here to help walk you through the process of purchasing a photo ID system. The ID Maker 2.0 software  gives you the tools you need to create bold, secure, and professional IDs right from your desktop. It’s that easy. Request your FREE systems information packet today, and you’ll be that much closer to having a photo ID system implemented in your company! 
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