Viscount Systems Partners with Evolis to Provide Visitor Management Solutions
BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCMARKETS:VSYS) a developer and manufacturer of IT-based solutions for physical security systems, announced today the Company has signed an agreement to partner with Evolis, a French manufacturer of plastic card personalization solutions. Under the agreement, Evolis and Viscount have jointly developed the all-in-one Hello Visitors solution, which is ideal for instant badge personalization. With this solution, Evolis will package Viscount's Facility Friendsoftware with the Evolis Tattoo-RW rewritable card printers, rewritable cards and badge-holders. Viscount will receive a software fee for each system sold. 'Hello Visitors' is an all-in-one visitor management solution based on rewritable cards. In addition to Visitor Management it also entails making a carefully designed, personalized badge available, enabling immediate identification of visitors within company premises. The solution will be released at Cartes 2012 (cartes.com) in Paris, France from November 6-8 2012. Cartes is the world's leading smart technology event for security, identification, payment, and mobility.
"We are excited to make this agreement with one of the world's leading personalized card and printer companies," noted Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. "Our relationship with Evolis provides worldwide coverage for our new Facility Friend platform. Facility Friend can be a stand alone visitor management and photo id system and can also be an accessory for Freedom so we may also be able to leverage this relationship to expand our worldwide Freedom channel partners."
Viscount's Facility Friend is comprehensive, user-friendly software, which enables precise analysis of visitor streams. A highly intuitive dashboard makes it possible to list visitor identities, state how many visits are underway, schedule facility visits, manage unwelcome visitors and generate an evacuation report listing visitors present onsite. For optimized management of visits over time, this software package also allows a database of visitor contacts to be quickly drawn up through the use of forms. Finally, the platform creates custom templates for photo id and identification badges.
The Evolis Tattoo-RW rewritable card printer supplied with this software provides an economical and efficient response to any problems relating to visitor and employee streams. Indeed, Tattoo-RW was designed to wipe and print new data onto a single badge up to 500 times. Because of the limited timeframe in which such a badge is generally used, it is the rewritable aspect of this application which really sets it apart, making it possible to re-use each card up to 500 times.
Hello Visitors is packaged with card template software, which allows anyone to personalize badges simply by adding text, a logo, and an image or photo.
About Evolis (www.evolis.com):
Evolis (Alternext: ALTVO) designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of personalization solutions for plastic cards. These printers integrate all the options necessary for graphic, magnetic and electronic personalization (smart cards, with both contact and contactless RFID technology) of all types of cards (student cards, payment cards, travelcards, employee badges, etc.). Based in Angers (France) with subsidiaries in Miami (USA) and Singapore, and a representative office in Shanghai (China), Evolis achieved turnover of €44.4 million in 2011. Since January 1st2012, Evolis has been marketing a full range of card accessories through its subsidiary, Sogedex Accessories. The group employs 185 people, and its solutions are on sale in 125 of the world's countries.
About Viscount Systems
Viscount Systems Inc., designs unified software platforms for building security and emergency planning. Recent awards include SIA Convergence Solution of the Year 2011 and Platinum Award for Emergency Response and Gold Award for Access Control at GOVSEC 2011. Additional information on Viscount's products may be obtained on-line at http://www.viscount.com.
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