Digital Factors launches the first UAE brand of card printers

Digital Factors launches the first UAE brand of card printers


The DF range is designed for a wide variety of industries and applications, including state and local government ID programs, corporate and student ID applications, retail and healthcare
Dubai, May 1, 2017: Digital Factors FZCO, the leaders in identity card printing solutions across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced the launch of a new brand of card printers in the UAE. The new brand named DF marks the first entry of a UAE-brand in a sector crowded with brands from the US and Europe.

Digital Factors is the leading Identity card solution management company in the MEASA region with a large network of regional channel partners covering over 20 countries providing various divisions of identity solutions. Through its partners Digital Factors provides services including hardware, software solutions, supplies, consultation and project management for card, credential, physical and logical access programs.

The latest addition to Digital Factors’ growing porfolio is their partnership with Entrust Datacard. The new range includes DF150,DF250, DF350 and DF350LM that are created to cater to various needs of the corproate customers.

Mohammed Zaheer, Group General Manager at Digital Factors, said, “We have been part of the ID card industry for a long time now. Over the years, we have designed and executed some of the most prestigious smart card solutions for various clients across the region. With UAE taking the lead in providing smart governance in the region and beyond, we see a further demand for solutions that can be stored and accessed from a card. This trend, according to us, will only grow. This lead our thinking to launch a new brand of card printers from the UAE.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Entrust Datacard, a known leader in the industry. The combination of Entrust Datacard’s innovative product line along with the ultimate identity platform and Digital Factor’s immense experience and market share in the MEASA region has given rise to some high performing digital printers. Our ability to deliver exceptional service, support and range of diversesolutions to meet customer card programs in many industry verticals has been unmatched in providing the best service to our customers,” he added.

The DF range is designed for a wide variety of industries and applications, including state and local government ID programs, corporate and student ID applications, retail and healthcare.
“Launching our own brand has been a great experience and we are certain that our high performing printers will create waves in the industry. The three different devices under the DF brand are wellequipped to cater to simple to more complex needs. With counterfeiting and tampering proving to be an ever-present threat to security, privacy and authentication efficiency, the next five years will be crucial in security solutions,” Mr Zaheer said.

According to a recent industry report by Acuity Market Intelligence it was found that by 2020, 85 per cent of all issued identity cards will be electronic identity cards (eIDSs) and the number of countries issuing eIDs will outnumber those issuing traditional ones by four to one. The jump to eIDs is a major trend in the globe.

Steve Digpaul, Senior Global Product Manager of Identity Access Management for Entrust Datacard, said, “It gives us great pride to be working with Digital Factors. The Platinum Plus OEM partner program is extremely important to Entrust Datacard and Digital Factors has extensive expertise, established relationships and proven experience in the marketplace that will undoubtedly strengthen our reach in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia helping both establishments to mutually grow our businesses.”

Digital factor has seen a year on year growth of 15 per cent for the last decade, with 2016 being a major jump in growth at 45 per cent for the year. The high growth for the year has been primarily influenced by the increasing demand for card printers in various business segments and countries.

The series can handle enterprise-level demands while still being easy-to-use and affordable. Through their performance the printers help users boost productivity by printing high volume of cards at the fastest speeds in its class: up to 220 full-color, one-sided cards per hour or up to 165 two-sided cards per hour. The modular design allows users to add field-upgradable features and encoding technologies to satisfy their unique printing needs. The printers are setting a benchmark for eco-friendly card printing with certified supply cores along with recyclable printer components and packaging.
The DF range

The Digital Factors DF150 card printer delivers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get an ID card issuance program started. It offers full-color, monochrome or rewritable printing with single-pass efficiency — plus inline encoding. The DF150 system also includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of covert security. Ideal for printing identity cards for corporate, healthcare, student, staff, retail, hospitality, local government, visitor or loyalty cards.
The DF350 Instant Issuance System empowers banks and retailers to issue secure, flat financial cards . When integrated with Digital Factors IDSoft instant issuance software, issuers can print ready-to-use debit and credit cards with activated PIN numbers in minutes giving consumers instant purchasing power. User-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features reduces the risk of fraud. AES-256 encryption protects magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception during network transmission and a hardware lock suite secures the printer and supplies. The DF350 is mainly targetted towards financial and retail organizations.

The DF350LM card printer with its inline lamination module delivers a secure solution for organizations that face fraud and identity theft. It includes high performance overlays, a unique tactile impression and a card debow feature to eliminate any threat of fraud. A built-in tactile impression personalization feature creates an impression on the card and physically alters the substrate and and overlay to help prevent counterfeiting.

About Digital Factors:

Digital Factors is the leading distributor for Fargo, Zebra, IDP Card Printers. Providing solutions for different sectors, ranging from Finance to Government. Secure Identification (Physical Access & Smart Card Authentication Solutions), Canteen Management Solutions, Visitor Management Solutions, Parking Management Systems, RFID Solutions and Time & Attendance Systems are various solutions provided by Digital Factors.

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عطر Oud Satin Mood Extrait

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ويبقى سر هذا العطر بصمة العطّار الذي نشمّها: دون أن يناقض مصدر الإلهام الأصلي للعطر، أثار انفجاراً غنياً لأبرز عطوره الشهيرة، مع ضمان تناغمها التام.

وتماماً كما يستحضر “Oud Satin Mood Extrait” سحر ورقّة الساتان، يبرز هذا العطر الجديد الانعكاسات الشرقية لهذا القماش الأخّاذ.

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Hamdan bin Mohammed Introduces Dubai Font to the World and directs Dubai Government Entities to Adopt it in their correspondence


Hamdan bin Mohammed Introduces Dubai Font to the World and directs Dubai Government Entities to Adopt it in their correspondence

Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts

Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future

• The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it
• The font can be t Office 365
• Dubai Font, designed for 23 languages, enables everyone to express and communicate
• Latin typeface is a bouquet of fonts which includes multiple languages

Government of Dubai Media Office – 30 April 2017: Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font– Microsoft’s first font to be created by a city and named after it – in line with the UAE’s vision to become a regional and global leader in innovation.

On this occasion, His Highness officially directed government institutions in the Emirate of Dubai to adopt the font in government correspondences, saying: “The launch of the Dubai Font to the world is a very important step for us as part of our continuous efforts to be ranked first in the digital world. We are confident that this new font and its unique specifications will prove popular among other fonts used online and in smart technologies across the world. Therefore, we urge all government entities to use the Dubai Font in their official correspondence, which is considered as a positive shift that will boost the emirate’s competitiveness in smart technology. This should be a commitment from the Dubai Government to guarantee the dissemination and success of this initiative on a local and global level.”

Moreover, His Highness was introduced to the minutiae of the “Dubai Font”, which sets it apart from many other fonts available throughout the world. He lauded its meticulous design that combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future, crossing all borders and barriers to give every person, wherever they may be, the means to express themselves. His Highness described the font as the new tool for a more tolerant and happy world.

His Highness added: “I have personally overseen all the stages of the development of this font, from the first design sketches to the execution phase. I congratulate the project team and everyone who contributed to the success of this unique initiative.”

On the same note, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani said: “Based on the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has always urged us to communicate and to open new channels with others to exchange ideas and experiences, in addition to the continuous support of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the valuable trust bestowed upon us, we are gathered here today to witness a new contribution from Dubai to serve the region and the world. The Dubai Font– the emirate’s new and innovative mark in the digital world – builds a knowledge bridge linking the East to the West.”

His Excellency added: “The ‘Dubai Font’ sets itself apart from other fonts because it was designed based on the main pillars that have turned Dubai into a remarkable symbol of success and tolerance. It was simultaneously designed in both Arabic and English, which was later extended to include 21 other languages. It reflects the commitment of The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai in executing the directives of our wise leadership, as well as achieving its strategy to encourage the use of technology in reaffirming Dubai’s global stature, and asserting its influential role in serving governments and the community across all levels.”

“We continuously explored all possibilities and high potentials that technology provides us and we have used them in new and effective ways,” His Excellency added. “We commend the efforts of the project team that has materialised the directives of our wise leadership and worked to achieve this success using the latest technologies. The Dubai Font reflects many of the values that characterise the personality of the Emirate of Dubai, whose vision revolves around giving, happiness, smartness, boldness, living in harmony, respecting one another and combining the authenticity of the past, the modernity of the present and the aspirations of the future.”

Developed as per the highest and most cutting-edge technological standards, the font is the first font in Microsoft applications and solutions to be developed by a city and to carry its name. The Dubai Font is not only a digital typeface used for writing but also a form of communication allowing people around the world to express their personalities and feelings in an ever-evolving digital world.

Assistant Secretary General for the Executive Council and General Secretariat Affairs Sector of Dubai, and Project Director of Dubai Font, Engineer Ahmad Al Mahri said: “The Dubai Font reflects the commitment of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council to employ the best technologies and tools in an innovative and effective way. It integrates the traditions of the UAE and its ancient and honorable past with its developed and innovative future, as per the directives of our wise leadership. Our team has executed the orders of His Highness the Crown Prince and has ensured that the Dubai Font adopts the latest international practices in the world of typefaces.”

Al Mahri added: “This initiative will surely mark Dubai’s position in this fast-paced world of digital typography; therefore, it was necessary for us to embrace these technologies and present them to the people in a way that gives them pride and happiness, allowing them to express themselves with the people around them.”

“We present the Dubai Font to the world today, to restate the essential role played by the United Arab Emirates in promoting the values of giving and tolerance not only within the country but also around the world. The font also supports the technology sector in general by offering a high-quality digital font with unique specifications in different countries of the world without any costs. The font carries special characteristics that facilitate reading and supports printing and display on electronic screens. Dubai Font happens to be the most exemplary font to use in designing promotional ads to be used in larger sizes. It is important to note that the high technical quality of the font fills an important need for high-quality Arabic fonts as part of the Office 365 program by Microsoft.”

President of Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa Samer Abu Ltaif said: “Complementing the city’s efforts to adopt more designs and technology on a global level, we are happy to confirm that the ‘Dubai Font’ will be available globally to over 100 million users around the world through Office 365. The debut of this font is a great example of successful collaborations between the public and private sectors to encourage reading and adopt more technical solutions to serve the communities. This reinforces the vision of Dubai, which aims to become one of the most inclusive cities, as well as Microsoft’s vision to provide better fonts to the world that are accessible to everyone.”

The Dubai Font was designed by Dr. Nadine Chahine in collaboration with a team from a global agency Monotype. It was developed as a font with unique specifications that aims to encourage self-expression and reading. Created from scratch, the Dubai Font fills a design gap between Arabic and Latin texts and presents harmonious typefaces combining the two scripts seamlessly.

“The openness and harmony of the people in the UAE, the essence of Dubai and its vision to become the quintessential modern Arab city were our source of inspiration to design the Dubai Font”, explains Dr. Nadine Chahine, Type Director and Legibility Expert at Monotype. “The challenge wasn’t to create a quality font but to create a new and a special medium of expression to unleash ambitions and transcend borders.”

The Dubai Font helps people around the world to express themselves and share their views, thoughts and life experiences with everyone around them. To achieve that, the need emerged to design the Dubai Font as a means for expression in its fullest details.

On the other hand, the design of the font captures the unique nature of the Emirate of Dubai. The Dubai Font mirrors the city’s qualities and promotes its global standing. The font includes 23 languages.

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