Company profile

SOVTE was founded in 1990 (1st October) and it is based in Prague, Czechia.

It is one of the leading suppliers of HID GLOBAL technology for printing, encoding, engraving and lamination of secure ID cards. Together with HID´s readers & writers provides Secure Card Identity Solutions for secure/authorized access to computers and objects/buildings. Sovte developed the first solution with HDPii Financial Printer for instant issuing of EMV cards in banks and other financial Institutions and introduced already on Invex exhibition in Brno in 2008.

Last two years we installed the fifth new LASER ENGRAVER HDP8500LEV2 personalization system for producing of ultra-high security level credential at the government and state authority. Sovte has gained a lot of good experience and highly qualified service knowledge with this new and very high level equipment.

SOVTE is a market leader in the supply of printing technologies including FARGO printers/encoders, laminators and laser engraver for identity systems, providing complete technology for issuing identification cards including smart cards, laser engraved cards, Prox and magnetic cards and with its own software applications provides complete processing systems. The company offers own applications for Crescendo PKI and Mifare DESFire EV1, 8k multi-technologic cards. Sovte has already sold and their customers are using more than 40.000 CRESCENDO cards and more than 50.000 dual Prox/Mifare DESFire cards and others.

SOVTE provides authorized services of all provided products and systems, in the supply of graphically and electronically personalized smart contact and contactless HID Global cards for secure logical access and physical input technology.

Is the main Distributor and Import Supplier of Secure Issuance products for Czech & Slovak Republics. In 2007 has obtained certificate ISO 9001:2009. Sovte operates as INTEGRATOR of sophisticated ID solutions and projects with FARGO printers/encoders & OMNIKEY readers and HID´s smart chip contact and contactless cards, readers for logical and physical access and Asure ID software or CardPresso which extends with its own applications.


History of SOVTE:
1990 – the company was founded 
1993 – authorized distributor FARGO
1999 - authorized distributor PRIMERA, split off  FARGO, equipment for printing over CD, labels, page printers
2007 – obtained  certifikate ISO 9001
2008 – authorized distributor of HID Global
2010 – Genuine ADVANTAGE HID CHANNEL PARTNER, Authorized reseller HID on the Desktop
2013 ( 9.7.) - HID Advantage Partner Program: Secure Issuance (EMEA), Partner Typ: Distributor Partner, Partner Tier: Platinum
2013 (7.11.) - HID Advantage Partner Program: Physical Access Control (PACS), Partner Type: Distributor Partner, Partner Tier: Gold
2013 (2.12.) - HID Advantage Partner Program: Identity Assurance (IA), Partner Type: Distributor Partner, Partner Tier: Gold
2017 (28.5) - Partner Tier Level of Gold pro HID GLOBAL: Global Channel Program 

2019   -  EMEA provider of PRIMERA products - Primera Technology Europe extends portfolio by the printers OKI and the both offers under             mark DTM Print , Sovte remains Partner for Primera/DTM Print products 

2020 (23. 3.) PLATINUM PARTNER DTM Print GmbH