Ultra Electronics ID extends compatibility to Apple computers with new Magicard printer driver for Mac OS X

May 13, 2014

New driver enables Magicard users to use a wider variety of software applications for creating identification credentials

WEYMOUTH, England, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Ultra Electronics ID announces the release of a new printer driver that enables the use of Magicard ID card printers with Apple computers running the Mac OS X operating system. The new driver gives Magicard users the ability to work with a wider variety of operating systems and software applications to issue identification credentials.

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The new Mac OS X printer driver is Ultra ID’s first software development built natively for Unix architecture operating systems. The driver extends Mac printing support to all current Magicard direct-to-card (DTC) printers including the Rio Pro, Enduro+, Pronto, Rio Pro Xtended and Rio Pro Secure models.

All of the features that users expect from Magicard printers on the Windows operating system are also available for Magicard printers running on Mac OS X. These include full-color duplex card printing, support for magnetic-stripe and smart card encoding, and printing HoloKote(TM) watermarks.

Responding to the increased adoption of Apple computers among business and government professionals, the new driver will allow Magicard printers to meet the needs of small businesses, corporate enterprises, event organizers and governmental organizations to issue reliable and secure badges.

“The printer driver is the single most important tool that people use to control a badging printer” says lead software development engineer Andy Headland. “The Mac OS X driver ensures that Magicard printers remain intuitive to use, quick to deploy and adaptable to the computer systems our customers are using for desktop ID card printing and encoding.”

The new Mac OS X printer driver for DTC Magicard printers is available for immediate download at http://support.ultramagicard.com.

More information about Magicard printers and other Ultra ID products is available at www.ultraid.com

About Ultra Electronics ID

Ultra Electronics ID (Ultra ID) is a pioneer of card printing technologies with a full product range of printers, technology cards and software designed to meet demanding requirements for speed, security, and budget.

Ultra ID is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. (LON:ULE), an internationally successful aerospace, defense and security technology group. With 31 companies and over 5,000 employees globally – Ultra Electronics concentrates on obtaining a technological edge in niche markets with many of its products and technologies being market leaders in their fields.

Media Contact: Nathan Taber, Ultra Electronics ID, 425-636-7005, nathan.taber@ultraid.com

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