N.C. (Feb. 10, 2003) PRNewswire-FirstCall-- SPX Corporation
(NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Edwards Systems Technology business
has acquired IDenticard Systems, Inc. and IDenticam Systems Canada Ltd.
Together, IDenticard and IDenticam have annual revenues of approximately
Jay Twombly, President of Edwards Systems Technology, said, "We are leveraging our leadership in fire protection systems to provide total building solutions. IDenticard's patented contactless Smart Card and Access Control technologies combined with our Synergy™ Integrated Life Safety System and the access control technology from our recent acquisition of ISS Integrated Security Solutions have provided us with the technology, expertise, and distribution channels for complete access control solutions encompassing enterprise-wide, fully integrated and stand alone applications.
"In addition to fire, security and access control, other recent acquisitions have added gas sensing technology for Indoor Air Quality (Telaire) and Nurse Call Systems (Dukane). With our increased competitive offerings, we will continue to leverage the best of these collective technologies, branding and distribution to grow our strategic platform of building systems."
IDenticard, based in Lancaster, Pa., was founded in 1970 and has grown into one of the leading producers and marketers of personal identification and access control systems in North America. IDenticard serves some 22,000 customers around the world including corporations, schools, colleges and universities; major healthcare centers and hospitals; and Federal, state and local governments.
IDenticam was established in 1986 as a distributor of IDenticard and third party personal identification products. Today, IDenticam operates out of Markham, Ontario, has approximately 4,000 customers and is the leading Canadian personal identification supplier.
Edwards Systems Technology, Inc. is a world leader in the engineering and manufacture of advanced fire detection and building life-safety systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The Internet address for Edwards Systems Technology's home page is http://www.est.net.
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