Personalization of high volume of cards
With CPSM™, card issuers can personalize high-volume of cards efficiently, sharing the personalization load to multiple card personalization machines. Personalization machines management can be achieved from a single point of operation through an advanced software application interfacing with MultiCard™, CIM’s card personalization software application.
Personalization machines interface
Each machine is driven locally by CIM’s MultiCard™. CPSM™ interfaces with the latest release of MultiCard, MultiCard (but also supporting previous releases), updating in real-time MultiCard’s database files both in terms of card data and personalization configuration parameters. CPSM™ in real-time also “reads” MultiCard’s status, log and error files transferring the operational and production status of each machine to a central, single point of management.
Host system interface
CPSM™ connects directly to the host for transferring data through a LAN/WAN TCP/IP. Direct connection eliminates the operation cost of using and managing tapes and the operation cost of managing errors due to misplaced or missing removable media and / or duplicate or missing files. Direct connection also increases security because it permits to keep sensitive data stored on a secure location, the host, and extracting them just before card personalization time.
Production cycle time deduction
CPSM™ stores images, personalization configuration parameters and all card production related files in a central easy-to-access location. Operator minimizes repetitive manual processes and reduces the risk of errors. CPSM™ also provides centralized data backup and restoration, when needed, eliminating the need of redundant backup or file duplication procedures in the host side. The overall end result is shorter production cycle times.
CPSM™ not only simplifies and automates card production but also provides to the operator production status information in real-time mode. This enables him to monitor card production and to make better decisions during production time. CPSM™ creates an extensive number o production reports that let the operator to follow-up production status and deadlines.
CPSM™ increases security throughout the card personalization process. Functionality increasing security is: Multi level password protection that ensures card data access only by authorized personnel. Interface with the host is encrypted (option). Interfaces with the local MultiCard applications are encrypted (option). Centralized storage andv“just-in-time” extraction increases sensitive data protection.