EDM Inc. RFID and Magnetic Stripe Ticketing for the Parking Industry
Electronic Data Magnetics (EDM) is a manufacturer of technically advanced print products that are used in a variety of markets including airlines, mass transit agencies, toll roads and parking.
Over the years EDM has incorporated many procedures, philosophies and test equipment in an effort to achieve state-of-the-art production capabilities. These acquisitions enabled EDM to provide customers with the service and products that they demand and deserve. All this is coupled with EDM’s research and development department, which is invaluable for the penetration of new markets and providing answers to complex issues.
Magnetic stripe technology for car park systems
Magnetic stripe technology has been used for years to control and monitor traffic and parking. Magnetic stripe tickets and debit card systems allow car park operators to know how many vehicles are in their car park, when they arrived, when they left and, most importantly, the duration of their stay. These systems help car park owners to process large amounts of information accurately and efficiently.
Custom magnetic stripe tickets for parking systems
EDM produces a variety of magnetic stripe tickets and routinely print magnetic stripe ticket products with four-colour process printing, encoding and security features. We service both large and small companies with annual requirements ranging from 50,000 into the hundreds of millions.
Custom magnetic stripe tickets can be produced in various materials such as paper, direct thermal paper, polyester, direct thermal polyester, synthetic and synthetic direct thermal are a few of the options. The types of magnetic stripe tickets we manufacture include:
Custom magnetic stripe cards
EDM serves major US equipment suppliers Cubic Transportation Systems and GFI Genfare, the leading equipment suppliers to the US transit industry. We have also worked with ACS, Scheidt & Bachmann, Indra and ERG through our various customers.
EDM is accustomed to shifts in demand and schedule with our existing customer base and can print a high quantity of cards depending on the customer’s requirements. We have materials stocked in ready to accommodate our customers’ demands for specific materials and product types.
EDM can imprint a sequential serial number onto the cards or match the encoded serial number as required by our customer. EDM can accurately package your cards in bundles of 25, 50 or 100 pieces. The company can design and print our cards to your specification. Our design specification includes:
- Simple text to complex four color process
- Halftones and gradient screens
- Print features such as signature panels, security features and UV varnish
Radio frequency identification cards (RFID)
EDM has been known in the transit industry for providing high quality custom RFID smart tickets for over 25 years. As the transit industry changes, EDM also changes with it. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or ‘smart cards’ are becoming common within our industry. The contactless cards allow for greater ease entering and exiting turnstiles. They are easily loaded with monetary value.
EDM is at the forefront of this technology providing our customers with both limited use and permanent smart card technology. EDM is currently the only domestic approved supplier to cubic transportation systems authorised to provide the limited use cubic smart card. We continue to develop efficient manufacturing processes so that EDM can provide the highest quality RFID smart cards to our customers. We welcome your questions and look forward to doing business with you:
- Roll, fold or pre-cut
- 100% verification
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