The Bewator Group, one of Europe’s major suppliers of access and video control equipment, has signed an agreement providing Indala Corporation, an ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG) company, with exclusive worldwide distribution rights to sell its range of Cotag hands-free access technology to the OEM market. The agreement commenced on January 1st, 2004.
“This agreement offers us an excellent opportunity to reach global markets with our Cotag reading technology and will allow new customers to experience the benefits of hands-free products”, said Bo Kastensson, CEO of Bewator. “Bewator will continue to expand worldwide distribution of our market leading access control systems where our Cotag card and reader technology continues to be a core offering”.
Indala will stock, program, and ship products from its corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA. Customer service and technical support will be provided for these products from San Jose. “The agreement between Indala and the Bewator Group is great for everyone,” said Marc Freundlich, president of Indala. “Existing Bewator customers benefit from Indala’s extensive supply and support capabilities worldwide while new customers get a fresh look at the latest Cotag hands-free technology.”
Cotag technology includes a range of proximity and hands-free cards, tags and readers, and is among the most advanced in the world. It is based around active technology that can be automatically read at access control points. Elegantly designed and simple to install, Cotag technology products are designed to work with a wide range of security equipment such as door openers and access control systems. Industry standard outputs allow Cotag cards and readers to be used with any access control system as well as those supplied by Bewator.
Bewator will continue its focus on system sales and development, where cards and readers will continue to be integral system components and where the Cotag hands-free technology remains core. Bewator will continue to invest in these products to the mutual benefit of both Bewator and OEM customers. This agreement will not affect Bewator´s reader sales to existing customers and distributors of Entro, Granta, and 2010.
The products covered by the agreement are:
Cards: 928 Active Cards, 911 Active Keyring, and 970 Vehicle Tag
Readers: HF500, PR500, HD500-2, SP500, PM500, 5270 & 5516 Loop Reader
and the HFG500 / HFG500E Glass Readers.
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Bewator is a leading international security group that develops and markets products and systems within the area of Access Security. Bewator has some 300 employees with group headquarters in Solna, Sweden and subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, U.K., Belgium, The Netherlands and Canada. Bewator is controlled by Swedish EQT Partners, with main sponsor being Investor AB, the holding company of the Wallenberg Group, with controlling interest in leading Swedish international companies such as SAAB, Electrolux, SKF, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, ABB and AstraZeneca. www.bewator.com
Indala’s high-quality line of FlexPass® readers combines intelligent programming technology with interchangeable components, including uniform modules and a range of stylish cover designs. Indala’s product portfolio also consists of FlexPass cards, tags and OEM modules. With its unique method of programming cards and readers, Indala’s FlexSecur® security coding provides added security features to Indala’s proximity technology. Founded in 1985 and acquired by Motorola in 1993, Indala’s installed base consists of approximately 70 million cards and 1.5 million readers. Indala was acquired by ASSA ABLOY in November of 2001. The company’s headquarters is located in San Jose, California. For more information on Indala, call (408) 361-4700 or visit their website at www.indala.com.