CPI Card Group selects the Atlantic Zeiser CHIPLINE for high speed personalization of Contactless Cards

World’s fastest Contactless Smart Card and Smart Ticket Personalization System, CHIPLINE will enable CPI Card Group to reach production volumes of up to 25,000 products per hour

Atlantic Zeiser, supplier of dedicated personalization and coding systems, announces that CPI Card Group (CPI) has installed the CHIPLINE high performance Contactless Smart Card and Smart Ticket Personalization System in its Nevada, U.S. facility. CPI, a global leader in financial and commercial card production, EMV cards and related services, will use CHIPLINE to perform high-volume personalization of contactless payment and non-payment cards.

Contactless is utilized in ticketing applications including public transport, special events and theme parks, and is gaining popularity for closed loop payment schemes, membership, identification and loyalty card programs.

CPI, the largest commercial card manufacturer in North America, selected the Atlantic Zeiser CHIPLINE system based on its high personalization speed of up to 25,000 products per hour — a significant increase compared to previous machines producing 5,000 products per hour. CHIPLINE matches the demand for flexible, high-volume personalization with fast turnaround.

“The payments’ market continues to diversify and in-line with our vision to provide our customers with an exceptional customer experience and efficiency, we continue to invest to meet their needs and enable CPI to develop new market opportunities,” said Steve Montross, president and CEO of CPI Card Group. “The cost-effective Drop on Demand (DoD) printer and precise magnetic encoding module in combination with the high speed chip personalization performance of the Atlantic Zeiser CHIPLINE allows us to serve our customers with short turnaround times across a variety of volume orders.”

Friedbert Bayer, director of market & product management for card systems at Atlantic Zeiser, comments, “We really appreciate that a key customer such as CPI Card Group has chosen the CHIPLINE. Our system achieves this remarkable throughput using the combination of our High Quality Drop on Demand printing technology and our unique mechanical chip programming design.”

The Atlantic Zeiser CHIPLINE allows the personalization of contact cards according to ISO7816 and high frequency contactless cards according to ISO1443 A and B standards. It is perfectly suited for the personalization of EMV products from major card networks. CHIPLINE seamlessly integrates with the Atlantic Zeiser PMP Software Suite, a highly secure platform for smart card personalization. PMP is a scalable software solution and can cover the entire data preparation and personalization process for EMV cards for one single personalization system or for an entire personalization bureau including legacy machines. CHIPLINE can also interface with third party personalization platforms.