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22 January 2013

Old Thorns Manor Hotel Select the Datacard SD260 in pink from DED to support Breast Cancer charity

More than just a hotel in Hampshire, Old Thorns Manor offers something for every visitor. A wonderful selection of stylishly decorated rooms accompanies bars and restaurants as well as a golf club, spa and health club. The Old Thorns Manor hotel has chosen the Datacard SD260 from Barcoding Solutions and DED to print all of their ID and membership cards for the golf and health club on site.

Nestled among the rolling hills of the north Hampshire countryside, the golf course at Old Thorns Manor Hotel offers fantastic views at every turn, whilst the luxury health club facility complements it perfectly offering stunning panoramic views over the classic English landscaped course. Having undergone a complete transformation in recent months, the health club at Old Thorns Manor identified a need to introduce a new ID/membership card printing system.

Something special was needed to suit the unique environment at Old Thorns Manor and on contacting Barcoding Solutions for some advice on the best plastic card printer for the job, the Datacard SD260 desktop plastic card printer from DED was recommended. Fortunately for Old Thorns Manor, a special initiative was being run by manufacturer Datacard to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer. The SD260 which was available in pink for a limited time only, enabled Old Thorns Manor to not only support a very worthy cause, but also ensure their counter tops maintained a stylish and modern look.

The Datacard SD260 is being used to print ID membership cards for both the golf and health clubs at Old Thorns Manor. Cards are being printed to include a full colour member photograph, membership information and a barcode. Thanks to the outstanding print quality on the SD260, the new printer fits into it’s surroundings perfectly.

On selecting the Datacard SD260 from Barcoding Solutions, Membership Administrator, Emma Lovett commented “we chose the SD260 because it’s small, compact, easy to use and effective“. Emma goes on to say that the support line offered by Barcoding Solutions has been “efficient and helpful in assisting with the minimal set up problems experienced.”

Founded in 1996 and based in Brighton on the South Coast of England, Barcoding Solutions work with leading manufacturers to offer bespoke software systems created in-house at the best possible price. Offering completely free and impartial advice on any barcode requirements, Barcoding Solutions are happy to discuss requirements and provide an outline specification and quotation without any obligation. Guaranteeing to save your company time and money, as well as improve efficiency with any systems installed, Barcoding Solutions are able to provide either an off the shelf solution or a tailored bespoke system to match all current software requirements of your company whilst maintaining the ability to evolve as systems and technology change.

The Datacard SD260 card printer puts value right on your desktop and is ideal for many ID card issuance and id badging applications. Produce vibrant and crisp images that are secure as well as visually impressive and experience extreme reliability alongside earth-friendly features. The Datacard SD260 offers speeds that are over 33% faster than competitive printers in the same class. There's no learning curve with the SD260 printer. The printer display panel automatically alerts users when supplies are running low. Installation and printer operations are easy to understand. The browser-based printer manager makes it easy to control printer settings. It is equipped with a 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper for easier desktop functions, with the option for single-card feed and extended 100-card output hopper.

The SD260 comes with drivers for Windows 7 / Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit) / Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) / Windows XP SP3 / Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 bit) / Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified and has a standard Ethernet and USB interface.

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