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PDC Launches New Clincher(R) Extra Wide Inmate ID Wristbands for Jail Security, Classification and Access Control

Wider ID Wristbands Are More Secure and Save Jailers Money, Time and Resources

VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - April 03, 2014) - PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today the release of its new Clincher® Extra Wide inmate ID wristband line, that features an additional ¼" width to provide a more durable seal around the inmate ID insert. Since 1976, Clincher® has been the preferred choice of inmate ID systems for security, classification, and record management at law enforcement facilities nationwide.

Three new extra wide styles have been added to the Clincher® product line including Clincher® IV Extra Wide, Clincher® V Extra Wide, and Clincher® RFID Extra Wide. The thicker wristbands, now 1-½" wide, accommodate up to a 1" inmate ID insert and are recommended to be used with PDC's new ¾" laser or inkjet printable inserts for a stronger sealing option. Laminated Clincher® wristbands securely store information on inmate ID inserts such as photos, ID numbers and bar codes. The Clincher® IV Extra Wide style features a new bold striped pattern available in black, blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow and white. For facilities in need of a higher-security option, Clincher® RFID Extra Wide includes an RFID microchip, for inmate tracking. 

"The Clincher® Extra Wide design has made banding inmates much easier and more secure. The wider area ensures the wristband is durably laminated, even if the inmate ID insert is placed slightly crooked," said Lieutenant Danielle Campfield, Jail Administrator of Baxter County Jail in Arkansas. "The tighter seal also keeps water from penetrating and delaminating the wristband over time. Our busy jailers now spend much less time re-banding inmates, saving time and money."

Clincher® inmate ID wristbands are constructed from a heavy duty, multi-laminate material with single-use locking snaps to ensure inmate data is protected and tamper evident. The bands are available in eight highly-visible colors to classify inmates by offenses, high-risk status and medical conditions. Using bar codes and RFID technology, Clincher® helps to streamline operations and improve timely procedures such as inmate transfer, head count and medication administration. The ID system also has photo ID capabilities to aid in visual verification and compatibility with video imaging systems. 

About PDC

With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristbands, lanyards and RFID solutions. The company serves the leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and animal identification industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

Since its launch in 2000, PDC's Smart Band® RFID wristband system has been used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, key fobs, lanyards and parking passes. For more information, visit www.pdcsolutions.com.

On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE: BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.

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