Observint Acquires IP Access Control Company
Observint Technologies, Austin, Texas, expanded its portfolio of integrated systems products and technologies with the acquisition of Infinias, a supplier of network-based access control hardware and software solutions. The acquisition complements Observint’s offering of professional video and audio surveillance systems products marketed under the LG, DIGIOP and 3S brands, and enables the delivery of networked integrated security solutions at virtually every level of application.
“Infinias will immediately benefit from access to Observint’s vast resources and expertise while further accelerating our growth in the professional security and IP markets, as well as numerous vertical markets,” said Wayne Jared, president, Infinias and chief technology officer, Observint Technologies. “Our entire team is energized as we look to take the Infinias brand to new levels of performance, interoperability and prominence in the marketplace.”
Infinias will retain product development, technical resources and customer facing functions such as sales and support inIndianapolis. Marketing, finance and operations functions will be managed from Observint’s global headquarters in Austin, Texas. An infusion of resources from Observint and its parent company the Carlyle Group will accelerate Infinias’ development of innovative access control solutions that integrate with Observint’s extensive offering of open platform video and audio surveillance solutions.
“Infinias is a perfect fit for Observint’s solutions portfolio and dynamic business model,” said Brian Wood, president and chief executive officer, Observint Technologies. “Unlike other companies that look to restructure acquisitions to mirror their corporate culture, we will not be making significant changes to Infinias’ operations. Infinias will focus on product innovation for both stand-alone implementation and integration with Observint’s expansive technology offering. The addition of Infinias better positions Observint to deliver best in class system solutions that deliver an outstanding performance and value proposition.”
Infinias' IP-based access control solutions have been installed on more than 40,000 doors in schools, hospitals, municipalities and industrial facilities throughout the world. Its wide range of technologies ranges from high performance controllers to browser-based control software.