Despite woes, Axcess keeps on ticking

Sunday, December 1, 2002

CARROLLTON, Texas - Despite employees being on furlough, asset tracking and digital video product manufacturer Axcess Inc. said it continued to ship product and provide technical support.

"We're virtually at full staff," said Allan Griebenow, president and chief executive officer of Axcess, in an interview shortly before press time.

Nearly 20 people were furloughed as the company seeks additional financing. Still, Griebenow said the company continues to provide product to the market, including through an agreement with Sensormatic, a unit of Tyco International's Fire and Security Services Group, to integrate Axcess' ActiveTag with the Software House C•Cure 800/8000 access control system.

That partnership, announced in September, was a year in the making, said Greibenow. "We're making sure we don't interrupt that sales channel," he said.