DORMA Acquires Farpointe Data,
Leading RFID Access Innovator/Manufacturer
(Reamstown, PA, April 1, 2013) – 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 Tuesday April 1, 2014, 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.
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.”
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.
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.