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2D Barcode

To address rising concerns over identity theft and security threats, Datastrip offers a high-density two-dimensional bar code technology called 2D Superscript that can easily store biometric templates, photographs (color and grayscale) and text in a bar code the size of a magnetic stripe. 2D Superscript bar codes can be printed on any substrate, whether it is an ID card, passport, Visa or plain piece of paper. 2D Superscript can store an exceptionally large volume of information and provide a high degree of tamper resistance to any identity document without adding any cost to the card itself. The image below illustrates an ID document containing approximately 2100 bytes of information in a 2D Superscript bar code.

Datastrip Card Readers

Card reading is performed either online or offline with Datastrip's DSVerify2D, the first portable bar code/smart card reader capable of decoding text, fingerprints and photographs. DSVerify is one of the smallest computers on the market and should not be confused with a PDA. Weighing just 3.5 pounds, the portable DSVerify has a built-in color LCD for display of photographs and text, as well as an optical fingerprint scanner that can perform live, on-the-spot fingerprint verification. Datastrip also offers a PC based card reader, called PCVerify, for stationary computer based card reading systems.

Datastrip Applications

You may be wondering what types of applications there are for Datastrip's technology and who are typical end users? The applications on the following page will give you some ideas for the types of end users to prospect.

Security: Marketing to corporations and secured facilities such as nuclear power plants for:
1. Corporate and union workforce ID cards - identity verification at manned access control points for entry into secured areas.

Financial: Marketing to banks for:
2. Safety deposit box access card, bank ID cards - verify the identity of individuals accessing safety deposit boxes, bank accounts and for check cashing.

Retail and Gaming: Marketing to casinos, grocery store and other retail establishments for:
3. ID card systems for check cashing, loyalty, rewards and promotional cards and gaming systems for access management and VIP programs.

Transportation: Marketing to airports and ports for:
4. Port and airport employee and transportation worker IDs, passenger boarding passes, trusted traveler ID program, commercial driver's licenses.

Public Safety & Justice: Marketing to state and county level Department of Corrections for:
1. Prison IDs to verify the identity of visitors, employees, inmates, vendors and guests.
2. Parolee IDs for identification of individuals on parole for drug testing and meetings with parole officers.

Hospitality: Marketing to arenas, concert promoters, and theme parks for:
5. Guest ID and VIP pass cards - identity verification for facility access and purchases.

Education: Marketing to schools, particularly higher education and teaching hospitals for:
6. Student, staff and visitor IDs - identity verification for attendance, test taking and facility access.

Certification Testing: Marketing to testing centers and certification agencies for:
7. IDs for individuals being tested and certified - identity verification for admittance to testing.
8. Certification credential IDs - identity verification to ensure that certification credentials are valid (i.e. this union worker is certified to perform this type of job or this nurse is really an RN).

Healthcare: Marketing to health insurance providers and hospitals for:
9. Medical insurance cards - identity verification for doctors' office and hospital medical services and prescription drugs.
10. Patient/employee ID cards - identity verification for access to secured areas and patient identity verification.

Government: Marketing to Federal and state agencies (DMV, Department of Public Welfare, etc.) for:
1. Passports, national ID cards, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards, voter cards, driver's licenses - identity verification at locations such as liquor stores, medical facilities, banks, retail establishments, immigration, etc.


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