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Dorma acquires RFID entry manufacturer


April 17, 2014
By Dorma Americas

productgrouppictureApril 17, 2014 – Dorma Americas has added a critical new element in its developing U.S. presence by acquiring Farpointe Data
of Sunnyvale, Calif., one of the nation’s premier innovators in radio
frequency identification (RFID) for access control. Acquired April 1, Farpointe Data enables Dorma to provide its customers
with superior, integrated designs and enhanced performance from access
readers, cards and tags. The acquisition reinforces Dorma’s reputation
as a technological trendsetter in access design, technology and
manufacturing.

April 17, 2014 – Dorma Americas has added a critical new element in its developing U.S. presence by acquiring Farpointe Data
of Sunnyvale, Calif., one of the nation’s premier innovators in radio
frequency identification (RFID) for access control. Acquired April 1, Farpointe Data enables Dorma to provide its customers
with superior, integrated designs and enhanced performance from access
readers, cards and tags. The acquisition reinforces Dorma’s reputation
as a technological trendsetter in access design, technology and
manufacturing.

Advanced RFID technology is a Farpointe hallmark. From the company’s
low-power technologies to its innovative approach to reader and
credential security, Farpointe’s history is marked by aggressive
investment and successful development. The company’s products, designed
for quick and easy installation, have demonstrated years of reliable,
trouble-free service.

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These products meet or exceed the requirements of a broad range of
applications, including physical and logical access, secure identity and
vehicle identification. Among many categories of end users are
airports, hospitals, universities, tech installations and government
facilities.

Farpointe’s products are widely available from an actively growing
global network of OEM system manufacturers and international
distributors.

“It would be hard to imagine a better-realized combination than Dorma
and Farpointe Data,” commented Dorma AME AREA president Wil VandeWiel.
“The corporate cultures are a good fit. Customer and channel synergies
were apparent from the start. It’s clear that the expanded product
portfolio that Farpointe brings will be an immense competitive asset for
Dorma.”

“The team at Dorma clearly demonstrates the ability to couple growth
with careful attention to market channels, all the while adding value to
their customers,” adds Scott Lindley, president of Farpointe Data. “We
are very excited to be partnered with Dorma, and are confident they are
the right company to support Farpointe’s next level of growth.”

About Farpointe
Since 2003, Farpointe Data, a Silicon Valley company, has been a leader
in the design and manufacture of radio frequency identification (RFID)
products. Today these advanced products span the frequency spectrum,
each including a host of unique proprietary features. These products
include the 125-kHz Pyramid Series Proximity line of proximity
readers, cards and tags, the 13.56 MHz Delta contactless
smartcard readers, cards and tags, as well as the 433-MHz Ranger line
of long-range transmitters and receivers. Farpointe’s exacting RFID
designs, superior manufacturing, competitive pricing and excellent
performance have earned the trust of partners and access control system
manufacturers, and achieved recognition as the industry’s leading
manufacturer of readers, cards and tags.

About DORMA
Dorma is a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and
services that enable better buildings. A full range of products and
services provides safety and security as well as convenience and
comfort. Dorma features a design oriented portfolio of architectural
door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications,
door automation systems including Crane Revolving Door, and operable
wall systems featuring Modernfold. Strategic partnership with Canadian
technology innovator RCI extends Dorma’s portfolio of electromechanical
access control products and systems, and strengthens the presence of
both firms in the North American market. Dorma is an international
market leader with innovative and inspiring design and technologies for
access solutions and services.

For more information
dorma.com
farpointedata.com


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