Pelco sells access control business to new company Infinias

In late January, Pelco announced that it was exiting the access control business and shutting down an Indianapolis facility which supported its Intelli-M electronic access control product line. That move left many customers and resellers wondering who would purchase the assets of the Intelli-M product series. Now that question has been answered.

Pelco announced late Friday evening that the Intelli-M electronic access control business unit is being sold to a company known as Infinias, which would handle all sales and support – including warranty – for the Intelli-M product line. The acquisition is expected to take place around March 16, 2009.

Infinias will be headed by Wayne Jared, Pelco’s current vice president of EAC engineering. Jared will serve as president and CEO of the new Infinias company, which will also see a number of the Pelco’s electronic access control unit team come aboard as part of the new launch. In that list is also John DiNapoli, who will serve as Infinias' vice president of marketing. DiNapoli was originally with Integral Technologies (which was acquired by Pelco's parent company Tour Andover Controls (TAC)and then merged with Pelco) as director of product management before that company was merged into Pelco. DiNapoli had previously worked with Software House as well. Wayne Jared also worked with Integral Technologies as director of software development.

The Infinias product line includes the eIDC, a door controller enabled with power over Ethernet, and Supervisor Plus, a software solution for access control which can also integrate intrusion detection/alarms, badging processes and even video surveillance. The company says it plans to launch a new product as part of Intelli-M during the ISC West tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Pelco said it will be working to transition the Intelli-M line to Infinias. Pelco President and CEO Dean Meyer said the move was part of a focusing which needed to be done.

“Pelco decided that the best way to serve our customers is to stay focused on our core video products,” said Meyer.

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