Datacard Group, in secure ID and card personalization solutions, has released a new Smart Card Designer Tool for Datacard identification software.  With it, smart card issuers can configure the personalization of smart cards quickly and conveniently. The software reduces the time and costs associated with developing customized smart card applications, enabling issuers to design smart chip encoding processes just as easily as designing the layout of a card. Together with a Datacard card printer, identification software and smart card coupler, this tool provides a completely integrated solution for smart card personalization.  The tool requires no special programming experience and allows users to test their designs with the click of a button.