Bell and Howell, NBS Technologies Announce Partnership

Bell and Howell (Booth 2614)and NBS Technologies has announced a new North American partnership. Through their agreement, Bell and Howell will serve as the exclusive distributor of NBS Technologies’ Horizon and Horizon Evolution HD systems in the United States and Canada.

“This exciting partnership allows both companies to achieve our mutual goals of delivering the very best technology, expertise, and service to the market. More importantly, our customers now have access to the widest range of card personalization and secure ID solutions available today,” stated Les Stern, Bell and Howell’s President and CEO. “Our commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions is our first priority, and NBS Technologies’ excellent reputation, flexibility, and leadership in this important market makes them the perfect partner.”

“I am very excited to be partnered with Bell and Howell. With their outstanding service organization and their ‘customer-first’ attitude, we will be able to offer the best solutions and service,” said Bryan Hills, CEO of NBS Technologies. “Both companies are totally focused on providing solutions and support that exceed our customers’ needs. This additional service will be vital as the United States migrates to EMV-compliant forms of payments.”

Bell and Howell will sell and service the full line of NBS Technologies Card Personalization and Secure ID solutions, inspection systems, and software. All are engineered to NBS Technologies’ exacting standards, providing customers with the utmost ease of operation, reliability, and scalability.

The NBS Technologies Horizon and Horizon Evolution HD card systems will be offered immediately through Bell and Howell in North America.

The card system portfolio includes the following solutions:

The Horizon card personalization system is a high-volume system engineered with individual Card Personalization Elements (CPE’s) to provide flexibility and scalability to meet specific requirements. The Horizon card personalization system is designed for easy expansion throughout the product’s useful life.

The Horizon Evolution HD is designed and well suited for the most demanding high-volume central issuance applications. Customers really appreciate its expandability and adaptability as their needs change over time. The Horizon Evolution HD is perfectly designed to bridge the gap between three major markets – Financial/EMV card issuance, Telecom/GSM card issuance, and Secure government ID card issuance. The built-in flexibility of this one solution allows for seamless customization across markets.

The fastest high-quality printer on the market today, the ImageMaster S-18 monochrome thermal printer allows users to personalize cards for customers, clients, and employees with outstanding speed and reliability. Depending on card layout, the single-sided S-18 prints up to 1800 cards per hour. Designed to produce large quantities of cards reliably, consistently and without problems, ImageMaster S-18 printers are ideal for membership, loyalty and telephone card applications in bureau, gaming, and leisure environments.

The D-40 is NBS’s latest addition to the highly successful ImageMaster product line. The D-40 offers high-speed dual-sided printing with parallel card-processing capability, in a configuration that is geared for high-volume card printing. The D-40 is the fastest dual-sided high-quality printer on the market today and is capable of producing cards at speeds of up to 4,000 cards per hour (cph) single-side and 1,500 cph dual-sided. The ImageMaster D-40 monochrome thermal printer allows users to personalize cards for customers, clients, and employees, with unmatched speed and reliability.

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