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Evolis opens up to Linux

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Evolis, which manufactures printer solutions for plastic card customizations, has opened up its line of printers to the Linux operating system, making the printers available to more users. The Linux driver is available as a free download from the Evolis Web site.

Angers, France– Evolis, the French manufacturer of solutions for plastic card customization, has announced the release of a Linux driver for its entire range of printers, thus making them available, affordable and suitable to a larger scope of users.

Linux has been gaining momentum over the past years and its strong appeal among professionals was key in convincing the Research & Development of Evolis to come out with a new printer driver that supports all versions of Linux.

Evolis steps into the Linux community by offering Linux-based solutions for plastic cards customization (smart cards, with and without contact).

This printer driver is available for the entire range of the Evolis printers: Tattoo, Pebble, Dualys, Quantum.

The Linux driver aims at large scale deployments and sets new levels of quality and interoperability for system integrators.

Existing users include the RATP - the City of Paris public transport system - which chose the Evolis printers for customizing their Navigo pass in a Linux environment. Today, more than 1.5 million of Parisians use the Navigo pass on a daily basis.

Simple and Free Implementation Evolis embraces the Linux giveaway policy and the driver can therefore be downloaded free of charge from the Evolis Web site:

About Evolis ( Evolis designs, manufactures and markets a full range of customization solutions for plastic cards. The Evolis printers include the full range of features for graphical, magnetic and electrical customization (smart card, including RFID-enabled and contactless cards) of multi-purpose cards (employee badges, student ID cards, bank cards, etc.). Headquartered in Angers, France, Evolis has a branch office in Miami (USA). The Company reported EUR 19.1 million (close to USD 24 million) in revenue for 2005. The company has 100 employees and is represented in more than 90 countries globally. [end] 

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