Datacard Group has announced that its technology will be used to issue secure ID credentials to Glendale, Arizona first responders in preparation for Super Bowl XLII.
“The value of this accountability and credential solution was immediately proven when we put it to use at the 37thTostitos Fiesta Bowl,” said Assistant Fire Chief Tom Shannon, who is in charge of the department’s overall Super Bowl planning. “With more than 350 first responders already badged and another 150 set to be issued, we are well prepared for Super Bowl XLII.” Shannon went on to state.
DatacardCP80 card printers with IDCentre Silver identification software and Photo Pointe solution were used to create the credentials. The cards include a high resolution color photo and a bar code that stores the first responder’s vital information, including certifications and skill levels.
Using emergency incident software from Salamander Technologies, the bar code is scanned and tagged when assignments are given. This allows the Glendale Fire Department to manage the location and assignment of first responders within the 1.7 million square foot University of Phoenix Stadium.