Fargo inks federal contracts

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, September 15, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--Card printer manufacturer Fargo Electronics inked a follow-on contract with the U.S. Department of State and a new deal with the U.S. Department of Defense for its high-definition card printer/encoder.
The State Department ordered another 50 HDP600 laminating card printer/encoders for embassy employees around the world. The devices will be used for physical and logical access privileges. The company shipped the first batch of products in June, and it expects the remaining items to be received by the end of the year.
The State Department's contract involves three systems integrators located in the Southeast. They are Virginia Beach, Va.-based ActCom Inc., Cornelius, N.C.-based ColorID and McLean, Va.-based Advanced Technology Systems Inc.
The Department of Defense ordered 290 devices for its National Guard Bureau. This joint division of the Army and Air Force will use the product to issue identification cards to active and reserve personnel. The IDs will be integrated into the department's existing common access card program, which is being handled by Ashburn, Va.-based Telos Corp., a government contractor.