Dagon University (DU) is one of the largest universities in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), occupying a 1,582-acre (6.40km2) campus on the outskirts of major city, Yangon. Established in 1993, the university employs 1,630 members of staff and teaches approximately 60,000 students, (including online students), many of whom require secure ID cards to allow access into the campus. In August alone, the university needed to print 24,000 university passes to accommodate 2015’s new intakes ahead of their arrival in September.
Matica Technologies’ partner
Based in Yangon and established in 1998, P.A.G. Company (PAG) is a leading card integrator and Matica Technologies’ agreed distribution partner in Myanmar. The company operates as an importer, distributor and wholesaler of retail ID card printers, card issuance technology and related accessories. PAG has a trusted reputation in a variety of industries in the country including hotel keycard locks but business relations extend beyond Myanmar to China, Taiwan and Korea where PAG is also a distributor for Xeeder (secure access in leisure and tourism), Tatung (energy and power) and Pointman (direct-to-card issuance in the financial sector).
To increase efficiency of high volume card issuance owing to the incremental annual growth of student recruitment and to cope with the production of secure ID cards in a relatively tight timeframe. Further, each card needed to produce first class print quality in order that students can use the card for their full academic tenure, which is largely four years.
Matica XID8100 retransfer printer
- Over-the-edge printing with glossy photo finish quality for clear colors and flawless tones
- Fast throughput of up to 100 cards per hour
- Combination of reliability, performance and affordability for printing durable and secure cards
- Optional encoding (mag stripe / smart code encoding) and lamination
- Single or double-sided option
- Modularity concept allows for future add-ons to facilitate growing card application needs
- Bend remedy
- Electronic security locks to secure access to supplies and consumables
- User-friendly front-loading systems with replaceable cartridges
- Prints on various materials including PVC, ABS, PET, hybrid card constructions and polycarbonate
The university is now better equipped to produce high volumes of beautifully printed secure ID cards for their new students. University staff are confident that the cards can be issued in a short period of time: from students confirming their place on the course to the time of their arrival and even on the spot. There was little to no disruption for the university staff during the installation of the printers.
XID8100 qualifies as the technology of choice for university and distributor
“We a re very pleased that we selected Matica´s XID retransfer technology to support the production of our unique student ID cards, which was previously more difficult to do because the equipment couldn’t cope with the increasing volumes or print quality,” said Dr. Hla Htay, Rector, Dagon University.
“PAG Company has provided us with excellent consultancy and in-house training so all the staff required to use our printers can do so easily. I am satisfied with the short turnaround and the decision to implement M atica´s retransfer printers that will assist the university ’s business needs now – and in the future.
“As a highly regarded partner in ASEAN, it is a privilege to know that PAG Company recognizes the quality of Matica’s technology and card printing capabilities, and that they secure the rewards of winning new contracts when our products are deployed during commercial procurement processes. Sandro Camilleri, CEO of Matica Technologies.