card management system

Issue cards

with InterCard's central card management system

Encode new cards, print them individually and control the process -
all with InterCard's central card management system

Card management system


Software solution for card production

PSDCard is a professional card management system which offers a wide range of functions and userfriendly process, making the production of multi-function cards easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

In PSDCard the entire user interface (tables, masks, controls, etc.) can be adapted to suit individual requirements. PSDCard is future proof and can be extended at any time to include new functions and technologies and is easily updated.

PSDCard has been developed to meet the highest requirements, providing a simple and intelligent connection to external systems such as staff administration, access-control solutions or time tracking systems.

Personalising the cards

PSDCard provides a flexible solution so that you can encode and print all different types of card - whether you need just one single card or a large quantity at the same time. With our software you will have many more options than with the usual cardprinting software programs. With PSDCard you can not only write onto magnetic strips, but can also encode contactless and contact-based chip cards.

For every requirement

PSDCard has been developed for many different areas of application. An association, for example, will have very different needs from a university or a large company. We offer the card management system in a number of different versions so that all our customers can make use of the functions they require.

An easy way to encode the cards

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The "SchemaCreator" PSDCard tool will permit you to create encoding schemes for your contactless chip cards both quickly and easily. No knowledge of programming is required. The user is provided with an intuitive tool which operates through access and selection fields, a drag & drop-function and a graphic interface. The tool supports the current RFID technologies MIFARE®, Hitag and LEGIC.

When using PSDCard in universities, technical colleges and similar institutions the encoding scheme is based on the InterCard standard. In the case of MIFARE® DESFire, additional applications can be added using the "SchemaCreator".

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Adjustable interfaces

Based on the fully functional standard, the entire user interface - tables, masks, controls and so on - can be personalised to your requirements. And best of all, even after the personalisation process PSDCard remains fully extendable and fully updateable. So it is perfect if you also want to work with PSDCard in the long term.

Individual printing of cards

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Monitor the printing status

During the printing process you can see important key data such as, for example, the number of cards to be printed, the average number of printed cards per minute and also the estimated remaining printing time.

In addition, you can interrupt or cancel the printing process at any time via the "printing status window".

For all card printers in common use

The card printing market is served by a wide range of different suppliers and models with different specifications. PSDCard therefore provides comprehensive support for all card printers in common use. These include the models of the leading card printer manufacturers such as Evolis, HID and Zebra.

Further features:
  • Support for 1D & 2D barcodes
  • Print rendering for optimal printing quality

Taking and processing photos and integrating them into the system

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Display the live picture on your PC and take the photo

PSDCard supports webcams and various digital cameras by displaying a live picture on the monitor. The image can be viewed from your workstation and captured without having to copy or delete unnecessary photos.

PSDCard supports, for example, Canon EOS cameras with its live picture display.

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Automatic photo processing

PSDCard includes an automatic photo processing module that automatically recognises faces, cuts the pictures to size and removes "red eye". Here, too, you can use a live picture from various Canon digital cameras.

Encode all card functions in a single process

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The multifunctional chip card

With PSDCard all the interfaces for the full range of functions of a multifunctional chip card are immediately available.

Functions like access control, time tracking, vehicle fleet management, printing and copy management, payment systems for the canteen and much else can be programmed onto the chip card in a single process.

Through the central management of the data on the application server there is a considerable saving of costs: you are able to produce, manage, extend or cancel one single card.

> Read more in the section on multifunctional chip card

The advantages of multifunctional chip cards:
  • All functions on a single card
  • Central management of all data
  • Tried and tested solutions replace individual developments
  • Cost-efficient complete system

Create visitors' passes and check visit times

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Visitor management

With the PSDCard "visitor management" module an independent client is available within the PSDCard installation, through which visitors can be managed together with their own information. A history of visitor activities (comings / goings) can be monitored for each visitor data set.

The PSDCard visitor management module also offers the option of recording these visitor activities electronically, in order to relieve the user's staff of management duties. In order to record the registrations electronically, all card formats (barcode, magnetic strip, SmartCard, RFID etc.) are supported. The appropriate card reader can simply be linked up to the PSDCard visitor management module.

Import data during operation

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CommandProcessor Plugin

Thanks to the CommandProcessor Plugin integrated into the PSDCard you can import or export data during operation, and also produce multifunctional chip cards. The personal data are transferred to PSDCard by the external system in a pre-defined format. The system checks automatically at regular intervals whether new data have been transferred.

Import data in real time

The imported data sets can be used in real time for the production or updating of chip cards. Thus, for example, the data can be used directly to print a chip card or to grant or withdraw access rights.

Subsequent processing of cards

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Subsequent evaluation of cards and integration of functions

With PSDCard you can still process the chip card after it has been encoded and printed.

Additional functions can be added to the original encoding, including time tracking or a shop function. You can update existing data sets at any time, for example, in order to issue a new library number or an access code.

Reading data

The data on the chip card can be read using a card reader and the software can be used to display the information on your PC. Through the integrated rights management you can determine in advance which user has access to which data.

Load and manage data in order to personalise cards

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Connection to SAP and other external systems

With the interfaces supplied with the system, PSDCard offers the possibility of establishing a connection that is quick to install and easy to use to all external systems such as, for example, SAP.

Data from SAP can be synchronised once every night, several times per day or even immediately in a variety of ways (e.g. CSV file, database view, WEB service et al.). After the automatic import they are immediately available for further use by all users of PSDCard.

PSD data bridge

The PSD data bridge (as background service program) processes data from the various data sources automatically and makes them available for the PSDCard system and for any number of external systems (e.g. access control, time tracking). The scheduling and formats for the data transfer can be configured as required and can also be re-defined as necessary.

For all platforms and card technologies

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  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • HISinOne
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Operating systems

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Apple
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Card technologies

  • MIFARE® DESFire 2k, 4k and 8k
  • MIFARE® Ultralight
  • MIFARE® Classic 1k and 4k
  • SmartMX
  • EM
  • LEGIC prime
  • LEGIC advant
  • LEGIC CTC4096

MIFARE® is a registered brand of NXP B.V.

PSDCard Ultimate XL: Interfaces to all systems

Central management

The card management system works on a central application server. All actions are coordinated centrally and executed on this server.

In this way, clients are supplied with the data required, data imports and exports to external systems are carried out and the data exchange between the external person databases and the PSDCard database are organised.

User management

Issuing of individual user rights in accordance with internal authorisation guidelines within the organisation.

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PSDCard database

All production data sets, as well as card layouts, import and export profiles are held in the PSDCard database. In this way, the system relocates the entire data maintenance and therefore the responsibility to the application server and the PSDCard database.

Web services

Web services permit a secure data exchange with the central application server, without the necessity for the client to access the database directly.

The integrated web service module on the application server sends answers to enquiries that have been received with regard to card cancellation or unlocking, card status or production demands for a card.


With PSDCard you can use data from external systems securely. The software interfaces are compatible with current database systems like SAP, Oracle, SQL Server or HISinOne.


The card production can be transferred from one client to another client (Room-to-Room).

This offers the advantage that data import and picture recording can be carried out at pure service workplaces, while the order to print the cards can then be taken over by a client with a card printer attached.