February 18, 2018

Canadian Marijuana Market Security and Programs

More and more sources are becoming available for the cultivation, production, distribution and marketing of medical marijuana and cannabis in Canada.

Throughout the processes of establishing and growing your company, physical and logical security is one of the greatest concerns no doubt.

DKC Associates can help you with these high priority portfolios.

physical access items such as cameras, card readers, secure credentials and ID cards, biometrics, and more.

Logical access solutions such as multi-level network authentication.

When you need to provide ID and access cards for your employees, we have the ID card printers, supplies and accessories you need to do so.

Do you wish to make a membership card for your clients?

Perhaps a rewards program?

National access cards for your clientele and such can all be done by us, for you; or we can simply outfit you with what you need to execute your own in house programs.

Call our experienced sales and support staff today for more information on security and programs for your marijuana based businesses.

February 15, 2018

Entrust Datacard HID OMNIKEY Smart Card Encoder Product Announcement

Entrust Datacard is pleased to announce a new addition to our portfolio of smart card encoders with the HID OMNIKEY Smart Card Encoder supporting SEOS.

HID Global’s OMNIKEY® 5127CK reader board opens new market opportunities for system integrators seeking simple integration and development of readers using standard interfaces such as CCID (Circuit Card Interface Device). This built-in feature enables integrators to design finished readers without needing to install or maintain drivers, eliminating complex software lifecycle management issues in the field and accelerating introduction of finished devices in the market. These devices are commonly used in printers, copiers, vending machines and access control systems.
With the keyboard wedge functionality, users of OMNIKEY 5127CK readers can retrieve data from a card that is presented to the reader and directly input the card data into an application using keystroke emulation. This eliminates the need for customers to manually enter the card data into an application.
The OMNIKEY 5127CK reader board offers the market proven OMNIKEY reader feature set, supporting low and high frequency technology within a single device that enables credential migration projects to disburden the environment in mixed credential technology scenarios.
Key features of the OMNIKEY 5127CK reader board include support for the most common low and high frequency card technologies, including HID Prox, Indala and EM Prox, iCLASS Seos, iCLASS Elite, and other SIO-enabled credentials. It also includes an integrated management tool that enables field updates to readers for new firmware or changing configuration settings.

The new HID OMNIKEY smart card encoder is available for the following Entrust Datacard printers:

Please find below a complete list of item numbers that will be affected. 


  • CR805 Simplex Retransfer Printer, 125-Card Input Hopper, Loosely Coupled HID Omnikey Smart Card Encoder for HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE and iClass SEOS (Read-Write) (includes Debow) PN# 512643-007


  • CR805 Duplex Retransfer Printer, 125-Card Input Hopper, Loosely Coupled HID Omnikey Smart Card Encoder for HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE and iClass SEOS (Read-Write) (includes Debow) PN# 512648-016


  • CR805 Duplex Retransfer Printer, 125-Card Input Hopper, Loosely Coupled HID Omnikey Smart Card Encoder for HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE and iClass SEOS (Read-Write) (includes Debow and locks) PN# 512648-017

The new HID OMNIKEY smart card encoder is available as an upgrade kit for the following Entrust Datacard printers:

SD360 & SD460 & CD800S & CD800D UPGRADE KITS

  • Upgrade Kit, iCLASS SEOS by HID Contactless Smart Card Encoder PN# 515473-001


  • Upgrade Kit, Loosely Coupled HID Omnikey Smart Card Encoder for HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE and iClass SEOS (Read-Write)  PN# 515405-001
  • Upgrade Kit, ISO Magnetic Stripe, Loosely Coupled HID Omnikey Smart Card Encoder for HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE and iClass SEOS (Read-Write) PN# 515405-002

© 2018 Entrust Datacard Corporation. All rights reserved.

February 12, 2018

2018 Canadian Government Year End Special

This year we have the perfect items on sale for all of you in the Canadian Government that require to clean up their year end spending.

We've chosen only the best products, the ones you love and want most.

Strap Clips, Badge Reels, Lanyards, and Card Holders / Pouches.

Download the flyer below.

Contact Us with your orders, and any questions you may have.


2018 Government Year End Special Sale

Cette année, nous avons les articles parfaits en vente pour vous tous au gouvernement, pour la fin d'année fiscale.

Nous avons choisi seulement les meilleurs produits, ceux que vous aimez et souhaitez le plus.

Les pinces, cordons, badge reels, et les portes-cartes.

Télécharger le dépliant ci-dessus.

Contactez-nous avec vos commandes ou questions.


February 02, 2018

Datacard Generic Holographic Laminates Overlays Topcoats Design Review

Entrust Datacard offers several types of generic holographic laminates, topcoats, and overlays. 

These laminates can be used with your Datacard card printer, with lamination module.  These materials with work with the following Datacard card printers with lamination module:

Some materials from Datacard include the following:

Distributed Issuance: Direct-to-Card Printing — Laminates, Overlays & Topcoats
OPTIGRAM® laminates, overlays and topcoats

  • Secure Crest
  • Secure Locks
  • Geometric Curves
  • Optigram V2 – UV Protective Laminates (PIV Compliant)
  • Optigram V1
  • Genuine Authentic

OPTISELECT™ laminates, overlays and topcoats

  • Secure Globe
  • Authorized Personnel
  • First Responder
OPTIEXPRESS™ laminates
  • Compass

Distributed Issuance: Retransfer Card Printing – Laminates
OPTIGRAM® laminates

  • Datacard Certified Supplies
  • Optigram V2 – UV Protective Laminates (PIV Compliant)
  • Genuine Authentic

OPTISELECT™ laminates

  • Secure Globe

Central Issuance: Direct-to-Card and Retransfer Printing – Laminates & Topcoats
OPTIGRAM® laminates and topcoats

  • Optigram V2
  • Optigram v2 — UV Protective Laminates (PIV Compliant)
  • Secure Globe
  • Optigram Topcoat

Please refer to the new design review brochure below, which provides information on the available designs, the printers they can be used with, part numbers, and other important details.

Datacard Generic Holographic Laminates Overlays Topcoats Design Review Brochure

For any questions, pricing, and availabilty, please Contact Us.


January 26, 2018

Datacard ID Works® and IDCentre™ Software 6.5 for Windows 10

Entrust Datacard is announcing version 6.5 of ID Works® and IDCentre™ ID card and badging software is now supported on Microsoft Windows 10.

Currently, ID Works® and IDCentre have not changed from the previous version 6.5 releases. These two products have been formally approved and tested by Entrust Datacard to be installed and supported on the Microsoft Windows 10 Operating system.

The features and editions supported are listed in the Datasheets for these products.

ID Works® and IDCentre™ have now been approved to be installed on Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems.
  • All legacy features available in ID Works® and IDCentre 6.5 used on Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, is supported on Windows 10.
Known Limitations
  • ID Works and IDCentre do not currently support the Entrust Datacard CRxxx Retransfer printers.
  • SR 200/300 Retransfer printers may have problems with SmartCard Printing on any 64bit Operating system, and will require advanced SDK application development to work. Entrust Datacard may provide development for a fee.


Contact Us with any questions you may have, or for more information.

January 11, 2018

An Amazing Datacard Offer on NOW

ID Cards Canada Datacard Promotion 2018

Right now you can SAVE on the purchase of a new Datacard® ID card and Badge printer, including printing and laminating supplies.

Some printer models include the following:

Check the Flyer Below which has information and details.

Contact Us with your questions and orders.

DKC Associates Datacard Promotion Flyer


December 06, 2017

Preprinted Rainbow Lanyards

Preprinted lanyards are a great solution for customers who want the eye-catching look of custom lanyards without paying the custom price.

  • Quality Made of our soft, silky material for comfort
  • Detail Dye-sublimated rainbow pattern really stands out
  • Convenience Includes a white safety breakaway and sewn-on swivel hook

Preprinted Rainbow Lanyards DKC Associates

A variety of other preprinted lanyards are available as well, including autism awareness lanyards, visitor lanyards,  and more.

Minimum order quantity of 100 pieces

Contact Us for more information, samples, and pricing.

November 30, 2017

NEW Datacard® XPS Card Printer Driver SDK

Datacard® SD/CD/CE/CR ™ Series Card Printer Driver v7.3 Software Developers Kit

The Software Development Kit provides codes samples and documentation to software developers for developing Microsoft Windows applications that work with Datacard® SD, CD, CE and CR series card printers and the version 7.3 XPS card printer driver. Samples are provided as source code and compiled binaries for Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic, and java. Developers who need application control of printing preferences, application control of card movement, or require data from the card must use the SDK.

What’s in the SDK
This Software Developers Kit (SDK) consists of a Programmer’s Reference Guide and sample code.

The Programmer’s Reference Guide describes the functions supported by the driver Application Programming Interface (API), the rules for using the API, and the information exchanged across the API.
The Programmer’s Reference Guide is located in the doc folder.

The sample code is designed to show you the details necessary to implement the API in your application.
The sample code is located in the samples folder. Samples are provided in each of the following languages: Microsoft Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic; and Java. The samples demonstrate the following functions:
  • Print
  • Encode and read a magnetic stripe
  • Park a card to allow a pre-serialized bar code to be read, and continue the job*
  • Park a smart card and continue the job
  • Personalize a smart card using a single-wire reader
  • Obtain printer and job status
  • Cancel all jobs in the printer*
  • Emboss, indent, and top a card, and disable topping foil application
  • Laser engrave data on a card*
  • Lock and unlock a printer with locks*
  • Activate or deactivate the printer using a password*
  • Change the printer state*
  • Laminate a card using Print Ticket for job level control*
  • Read and verify the bar code on a serialized laminate overlay*
  • Read and write data to a MIFARE Classic smart card chip using a single-wire reader*
* Not available as a Java sample.

SDK New Features
  • Added support for the Entrust Datacard CL900 Desktop Laser Personalization System:
    • Laser engraving on ISO ID-1 cards.
    • Laser options display on the Driver Printer Properties > Printer Status tab.
    • A laser sample card can be printed from the Driver Printer Status tab.
  • Added support to place pre-serialized cards in a bar code reader so they can be read.
  • Added support to activate or deactivate a printer from an application.
  • Added support to change the printer state to online, offline, or suspended.
  • Added support to adjust color settings in SD260L, SD360, SD460, CD800, and CE840 Card Printers. The printers must have firmware version D3.17.4 or newer installed.
Supported Driver Version
This SDK release supports Versions 7.2 and 7.3 of the XPS Card Printer Driver for Microsoft Windows.

Supported Printers
  • Datacard® SD Series: SD160™, SD260™, SD260L™, SD360™, SD460™ Card Printers
  • Datacard® CD Series: CD800™, CD800 with CLM laminator, CD820™ Card Printers
  • Datacard® CE840™ Instant Issuance System
  • Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer
  • Entrust Datacard™ CL900™ Desktop Laser Personalization System
Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Known Limitations
  • Running the SDK Print sample with a shared printer fails if the fully qualified printer name is greater than 31 characters.
  • When the card completion parameter is set in the call to run a sample, the number of copies parameter is ignored. One card is always produced. An application must manage multiple copies outside the driver when card completion is enabled.

©2017 Entrust Datacard Corporation. All rights reserved.

For more information please Contact Us

November 29, 2017

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Secure Cloud-Enabled Card Issuance

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Secure Cloud-Enabled Card Issuance

Centralize, Optimize, and Secure your ID Card Issuance Office
  • Streamline Card Issuance - Simplifies management and delivery of cards to save money and time.
  • Seamlessly Integrate - Easily integrates with one-card and access control software, databases and card technologies.
  • Superior Data Protection - Gives administrators full system visibility and control while encrypting transmission and storage of data.

HID Global’s FARGO Connect™ is a revolutionary way to issue ID cards, campus cards, and other secure credentials — both physical and virtual.

HID FARGO Connect brings together all of the elements of a card issuance program into a centralized integrated system. By combining hardware, software, consumables, and services, the solution simplifies the operation and support of a high volume ID card issuance office while increasing control and security.

Through a secure cloud-based platform, HID FARGO Connect does away with the old paradigm of stand-alone card printers tied to dedicated PC workstations. The platform ensures security while also providing the simplicity and versatility of a web-enabled issuance solution.

Now, cards can be issued from anywhere and from any device via a web interface. Credential management becomes a centralized function that gives control and visibility to the administrator while eliminating the need for the management of software and other IT resources typically required for card issuance.

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Platform Diagram

Cloud-Based Production Features

  • Eliminates dedicated PC for printing
  • Design cards, capture data, and print anywhere from any device
  • Web-based printer maintenance and diagnostics
  • Automatic software, firmware and help screen updates
  • Interfaces with popular access control and one-card systems from providers such as CBORD and Quantum Secure
  • Includes secure high-volume and overflow printing option through HID Card Services
  • Centralizes administrator control of remote printers and keys
  • Auto-replenishment of consumables
  • CBORD CS Gold
  • CBORD Odyssey
  • Quantum Secure SAFE
  • HID® FARGO® DTC5500LMX and HDP5600 card printers
  • HID Card Services
  • HID Cards and Credentials
  • Magnetic Stripe, Prox, iCLASS, MiFARE, DESFire, Seos

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Brochure

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Datasheet

HID® FARGO® Connect™ Video

Contact Us for more information and to discuss how this remarkable solution will revolutionise your Card Issuance program

November 28, 2017

NEW Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v7.3 for Microsoft® Windows® OS

The NEW Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver Version 7.3.644 for Microsoft® Windows® operation systems

The Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support card production using an SD160, SD260, SD260L, SD360, SD460, CD800, CD820, CE840 & CR805 systems. The following operating Systems (latest service pack recommended) are supported with the XPS Card Printer Driver v7.3:

  • Windows 10, 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1, 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 R2 are not supported by this version of the Card Printer Driver and cannot be installed on these operating systems. Driver version 6.x are available for these Windows versions.

Documentation describing the installation and use of the printer and driver can be downloaded from the Manual area.

A readme file is included with this download which describes the new features and fixes.

Download from Datacard the new XPS Card Printer Driver Version 7.3.644