Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NEW - No Twist Lanyard Badge Reel

CredentialExpress releases a brand new retractable reel:
The No-Twist Lanyard Reel, available immediately on any custom printed lanyard.

This new attachment pulls out to a full 30-inches and allows you to wear any style of ID card or credential badge. The No-Twist design keeps your card from flipping around backwards when you are wearing it during any event.

Price sheets are available for download at

Click on Price Lists, then choose "ID Accessories"

Free Samples are available if you fill out our short form

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coolest ID Card Video Ever!

We say: This new Samsung technology is amazing. We wonder if it will be accepted by users and how it interacts with access control technology.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Yeah, it's pretty cool to see ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) feature our glitter lanyards in Advantages Magazine and on their web site. The folks at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas last week loved them, too. Just let us know when you are ready for your sample and pricing!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Smart Card White Hats are Successful Again

Karsten Nohl and Henryk Plötz, the team of researchers who initially pointed out security flaws in several early 13.56 smart cards, are once again proving their mettle by cloning the latest secure iteration of a card from Legic.

The team was able to intercept "secure" transmissions between a reader emulator and the cards, thus allowing them to generate more "master" cards and child cards which would allow access to buildings, payments, and authenticate user ID's.

13.56 MHz cards are readable by commercially available scanners. Some of which are fairly inexpensive, and are readily available to the public. While the benefits are great, the risks are inherent when dealing with contactless cards.

We say: Rest assured your 13.56 smart cards, like CAC, PIV, TWIC, and FRAC will be safe from attack when work inside a SkimSAFE badge holder. Just dock the card to protect it, and slide it slightly downward with one hand to present the card to access control readers. It's a small investment in your security. Read more...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Zooming into the future

It is a pleasure to see our friend, Noleen Zasman, president of ZOOMcatalog, featured in this month's Promotional Products Business magazine. Noleen and her team are responsible for the two digital catalogs on our CredentialExpress web site. We love the work they do. By the way, thanks to ZOOMcatalog our products catalogs will have some new features in 2010 that you will love.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Colorado ski resort uses RFID to enhance customer experience

Aspen Skiing plans to expand its deployment of radio frequency identification technology by embedding RFID in all daily lift tickets on is four Colorado mountain resorts, according to Computer World.

Last winter Aspen Skiing implemented RFID tags in its customers’ season passes and installed automated access gates at the resorts to streamline and enhance customers’ experience. (more here)

We say: Using RFID in daily lift tickets, season passes (photo ID cards), and developing smart apps is a sound technology investment and inexpensive on a per-pass basis. We see this as a growing trend for the future.

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