Blazepoint and Fargo join forces

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Blazepoint of Chalgrove, Oxford, has announced the signing of a UK
Distribution Agreement with Fargo Electronics, a global leader in secure technologies for card identity systems.

Following Fargo's acquisition by HID Global last autumn, and the subsequent significant investment in its international business, Fargo has been seeking new distributors in specific geographies to expand its current channels and help develop business in existing and new markets.

Fargo's full range of identity card issuance systems, including secure card printer/encoders, materials and software will compliment Blazepoint's existing ID plastic card business; offering simple one-sided monochrome to highly complex, full colour, dual-sided laminate options with high security features.   The versatile and modular design of the Fargo product range, allows customers the ability to extend their print capabilities as their requirements change and budgets grow.

Rob Keywood, Director of Commercial Sales at Blazepoint, said, "This distribution agreement will greatly enhance our ability to address the global ID security market. Fargo card identity systems have proven performance and outstanding reliability in this market; we see huge potential from this relationship by leveraging each other's significant capabilities across a number of vertical markets."

David Sullivan, President of Fargo, commented, "The security market is constantly expanding with organisations continually assessing their needs and seeking to increase their security measures. We believe that Blazepoint can provide wider distribution, addressing growing markets with changing needs." Sullivan added, "They have proven reseller channel
>> support, volume roll-out capability, and a growing presence in the defence market which compliments our Federal Government and Department of Defence successes in the States. We look forward to developing a long and successful relationship."

With this distribution agreement, Blazepoint can now offer resellers and systems integrators access to Fargo's extensive product portfolio of plastic card printers, consumables and print software, including the recently announced HDP5000 Printer/Encoder which utilises high quality retransfer technology at a price point second to none.

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