Quatro Card Technology of Canada selects Atlantic Zeiser CHIPLINE system

Gains flexibility to provide high-volume personalization of contactless RFID and smart cards for growing EMV market

Atlantic Zeiser, a global solutions provider of dedicated personalization and coding systems, announces that Quatro Card Technology, a Canada-based full-line card manufacturer and long-time Atlantic Zeiser customer, has purchased the CHIPLINE high-speed RFID and smart card contactless personalization system. The new CHIPLINE system will enable Quatro Card Technology to produce a full range of contact and contactless plastic smart cards, tickets, and access control cards, including the upcoming EMV cards.

Quatro selected Atlantic Zeiser’s CHIPLINE system to address the fast-growing worldwide smart card market. CHIPLINE is the only solution on the market that combines electrical and drop-on-demand graphical personalization in one fully integrated system, rather than requiring separate smaller machines. Thanks to its high-speed rotational “wheel” technology – a patented innovation – the system can produce up to 25,000 cards per hour, making it a true high-volume workhorse. It can also connect to external personalization management server systems for efficient variable data processing.

“We’re very pleased to provide the capability for Quatro Card Technology to expand their card personalization operations with our market-proven CHIPLINE system,” said Friedbert Bayer, Director Market & Product Management Card Systems, Atlantic Zeiser. “The smart card market is gaining momentum in North America, thanks to the growth of contact and contactless point of purchase, transport and access applications. Our CHIPLINE system is well suited to address these markets and complement Quatro’s existing magnetic card personalization business.”

Siamak Naziri, President, Quatro Card Technology, comments: “Atlantic Zeiser’s CHIPLINE provides the most flexibility and speed in smart card production, and will allow us to grow our business by handling many more applications. We’ve been depending on Atlantic Zeiser equipment for years and it has always served us well. We’re looking forward to receiving our new system and bringing it online in the second quarter of this year.”

Atlantic Zeiser specializes in complete end-to-end-systems for modular and highly secure card solutions. CHIPLINE is part of the company’s portfolio of products for high-quality and cost-efficient card personalization.