Tyco Security Products buys Innometriks
WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products yesterday announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Innometriks and 2DogsStudios, developers of high assurance readers, software and mobile solutions for FIPS-201 (Federal Information Processing Standard) smart card credentials.
“The combination of Tyco Security Products and Innometriks creates an offering that is fast, open, modular and cost effective,” Jason Ouellette, Product Line director, Access Control, Tyco Security Products, said in a prepared statement. “The benefits of this acquisition not only extend to the government market, but also to commercial customers who require high assurance access control systems.”
This acquisition strengthens Tyco Security Products’ position in the federal market by adding the Innometriks team’s solution integrated directly into Tyco Security Products’ Software House C•CURE 9000 access control and security management ecosystem, as well as enabling the ability to integrate with systems from other manufacturers. This is achieved with an open architecture that moves government credential authentication directly into the physical access panel, and leveraging OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol) capable readers. These combined technologies will become part of Tyco Security Products’ access control solution portfolio.
“We are very excited to be joining the Tyco family,” John Cassise, CEO of Innometriks, Inc., said in a prepared statement. “Tyco Security Products’ leadership position in the access control market allows us access to expanded financial resources and channel reach. This will accelerate the momentum we’ve been building over the past three years, and brings full value to the investment the government has made in smart card based credentials.”
Based in Oceanside, Calif., the Innometriks team provides a solution for FICAM (Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management) with an open standards approach that brings benefits to the U.S. Federal government. Founded eight years ago, the company is also known for its fingerprint biometric readers and deep integration into physical access systems.