Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Fargo Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1974 as a provider of identity card issuance systems. The company’s portfolio included the designing, development, manufacturing, and distribution of secure card printers, encoders, scanners, and accessories, related software, and other materials. Over the years, the company sold more than 120,000 systems to customers in the US and 80 other countries around the world. Their products were designed for applications in industries including DMV, universities, schools, government, business, national IDs, and others. In 2006, the company was acquired by HID Global and currently provides card printers under Fargo’s name.