Irvine, CA, April 30, 2001 – CardLogix, a leading provider of smart card technology platforms, announced it has become a founding member of the Fargo Electronics, Inc. Technology Alliance. Fargo, the world’s leader in innovative technologies for desktop plastic card personalization systems, formed the alliance to enhance the technology choices in card access solutions throughout a wide range of applications. The alliance allows Fargo distribution partners to offer CardLogix smart cards, middleware and development software (SDK) alongside Fargo products for applications such as ID badging, as well as secure information and facilities access. The announcement was made at the CardTech/SecurTech show in Las Vegas, where CardLogix is exhibiting in Booth#2041 and Fargo is exhibiting in Booth #822.

Emil Nastri, president and CEO of CardLogix said, “We believe that joining this alliance enables CardLogix to introduce our products and services to a vital, experienced channel: more than 2,00 Fargo distribution partners. These systems integrators and resellers, in turn, gain access to sophisticated smart card application software, hardware and solutions,”. Nastri added that CardLogix is a beta test site for new Fargo products and that both companies test products for mutual compatibility.

Gary R. Holland, president and CEO of Fargo, said, “By teaming Fargo’s international network of distribution partners with the very best smart card application software developers and manufacturers, we can all become more effective smart card solution providers” CardLogix will also participate in the Fargo Technology Showcase at  CardTech/SecurTech in Las Vegas. The showcase will feature the CardLogix Printplex™ API and Coupler for desktop card personalization.

By combining the CardLogix smart card platforms with Fargo’s advanced technology in personalization, card issuers can take advantage of the CardLogix Operating systems and middleware to issue high security smart cards that function as digital identities and as keys for physical access control (PACS). Through Fargo printers each card can be exactly matched to an individual application, adding convenience and security to any transaction.

CardLogix is a leading U.S.-based provider of smart card platforms for the secure transaction of data and value. The CardLogix smart card technology platform is the basis for innovative applications throughout the world in retail point of sale, healthcare, security, finance and entertainment. For more information, see the CardLogix web site at

Fargo Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGO) Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Fargo printing systems create personalized plastic identification cards complete with digital images and text, lamination, and electronically encoded information. Personalized identification cards provide physical, information and transaction security for a wide variety of applications including retail stores, e-commerce, government installations, schools, sports and recreation facilities, clubs and associations, and correctional facilities. For more information, visit Fargo at