Unique IDeas | Hybrid MagTag® Card

Passport Technologies Inc. needed a single member identification piece that could be read by bar code, magnetic stripe and RFID readers. They also needed to imprint variable data and/or a picture on the card.

Vanguard ID Systems provided the solution: the award-winning hybrid MagTag®Card. This card earned recognition for technical achievement at 2007 International Card Manufactures Association (ICMA) Expo. The ICMA Élan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence are the pinnacle of design innovation in the plastic card industry. Vanguard ID Systems was a finalist in two categories: Technical Achievement and People’s Choice.

The MagTag®Card is our patented MagTag® within the card matrix. It has a bar code, magnetic stripe and an RFID chip. This MagTag®Card has a Texas Instruments high-frequency (HF) 13.56 MHz ISO/IEC 15693 inlay embedded in layers of the Teslin® core. The card is finished with dye diffusion thermal transfer printable lamination on the front and HICO lamination on the back. The MagTag®Card can be run through a dye diffusion thermal transfer printer to imprint variable data and/or graphics.

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11/14/2016
Delta Uses Chip Tags, Tracking App to Tackle Problem of Lost Bags
There's nothing like lost luggage to put a damper on the holiday travel season, but a simple piece of technology being added to some luggage tags could help limit the problem. Just in time for the travel rush, Delta is adding Radio Frequency Identification chips, also known as RFID, to paper baggage tags.
03/28/2016
Alaska Airlines Testing Electronic Baggage Tags With Some Passengers, Crew
For years now, airlines have experimented with different programs — like real-time baggage tracking — that aim to ensure that passengers and their luggage arrive together and in one piece. Alaska Airlines is jumping on the issue, allowing some passengers to replace traditional checked bag tags with a high-tech, electronic version.
03/25/2016
Is This The Baggage Tag of The Future?
Alaska Airlines' research and development team, Customer Experience Labs (CX Labs), has come up with a number of different features over the past few years, focusing on biometric systems to allow automated lounge access and even to streamline boarding. And now, they've turned their considerable engineering prowess to an oft-overlooked part of the travel experience: the humble baggage tag.