IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Expands Into Safety and Security Market With Their Recent Acquisition of Wtek

    LUSTENAU, Austria and DALLAS, TX, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - SOLUTIONS recent
acquisition of a Wtek, a global leader in providing active RFID solutions in
the workplace, sets the stage for IDENTEC SOLUTIONS entry into the growing
sector of worker safety and security.
    Worker safety and security has long been an ongoing and vital concern for
a number of industries. Identifying the location of employees in time
sensitive situations can often mean the difference between life and death. By
utilizing active RFID, emergency response and deployment in time critical
situations is vastly enhanced, thereby offering the employer and employee a
greater assurance of overall safety and security.
    Headquartered in Kristiansand, Norway, Wtek is widely regarded for its
highly scalable RFID solutions in the tunnel engineering, oil, gas & mining as
well as offshore development industries. By utilizing both Wtek's proprietary
Watcher(c) Application software and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS patented Intelligent
Long Range (ILR) Technology, Wtek has been able to provide their customers
with an extremely reliable and decidedly effective solution well suited to the
harshest of environments - and one that ultimately succeeds where competing
RFID solutions fail. Ensuring the highest degree of visibility and
accountability, Wtek has redefined the meaning of "access control," "security"
and "evacuation planning" in the workplace. Wtek's Watcher(c) Application
features advanced software modules for people tracking, visualization on maps,
as well as reporting in real-time.
    The acquisition furthers IDENTEC SOLUTIONS overall strategy to provide
the most technologically advanced active RFID solutions in the global market.
Wtek's technology easily complements IDENTEC SOLUTIONS already comprehensive
portfolio to again offer customers in this burgeoning market the most ideal,
reliable and effective industry specific solution.
    "IDENTEC SOLUTIONS and Wtek both recognized the potential of working more
closely together," states Gerhard Schedler, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' Chief Executive
Officer. "The combination of our award winning active RFID technology with
Wtek's cutting edge proprietary software and market expertise provide the
ideal platform in which to position IDENTEC SOLUTIONS at the forefront of this
increasingly important market."
    The acquisition provides IDENTEC SOLUTIONS the opportunity to offer its
customers a complete solution. And with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS global reach, Wtek's
technology will be able to enter markets previously unavailable.
    "Wtek is looking forward to entering the North American and Asian markets
for intelligent long range wireless communication. We will continue to provide
highly scalable, stable and forward thinking solutions for companies that need
to ensure the well being of their employees, " states Frank Wehus, CEO of Wtek
AS. "Together we can offer a single face to our customers while providing the
best available work safety solutions."
    With its acquisition of Wtek Norway, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS continues to
enhance its global presence in the active RFID solutions market. With strong
market presence already in North and South America, Europe and most recently
Asia, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS continues to dominate the international active RFID

    About Wtek

    Wtek is a leading, industry specific, safety consultant and development
firm located in Kristiansand, Norway. Their WATCHERSERIES safety solution has
been setting the standard within the RFID safety solution industry since 2002.
    With in-depth knowledge and years of experience with usages of active
RFID in harsh environments, Wtek is a world leading company that has overcome
the challenges of making RFID work in some of the most difficult environments
throughout the world.
    With a module based solution and an open system architecture, the
WatcherSYSTEM(TM) is easy to adopt and integrate into already existing
infrastructure, as well as to adopt changes in the future. For more
information see


    Award winning active RFID solution provider, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is the
global leader in wireless tracking and tracing solutions that include
intelligent long-range active RFID technology. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' technology
and products are utilized by some of the world's largest companies to
facilitate and better manage critical processes or to help track valuable
assets in a completely reliable and secure manner. The Intelligent Long
Range(R) (ILR(R)) active RFID System can identify, locate, track and
communicate with assets at a distance of up to 500 meters to deliver superior
supply chain real-time visibility in dynamic, demanding environments.

    IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' expertise and experience is used by systems
integrators and end customers worldwide in the automotive, transportation and
logistics, and aerospace and defense industries. As an industry leader,
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS has provided asset management solutions and support for a
variety of organizations, including an impressive roster of Fortune 500
clients such as Volkswagen, Deutsche Post and General Electric. IDENTEC
SOLUTIONS is privately-held and is headquartered in Lustenau, Austria. The
company's U.S. headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, with customer service
centers in Hong Kong, Germany and Norway. For more information please visit

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