IdentiSys acquires Claritus' identification division

IdentiSys, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based integrator of identification, tracking and other security applications announced on Monday that it has acquired the identification division of Claritus Inc.

Based in Lincoln, Neb., Claritus provides identification solutions such as digital photo ID systems, embossed card personalization systems, loyalty or membership card systems, smart card/biometric applications, secure access/access control/CCTV and patient identification solutions to the corporate, government, healthcare, education, membership/loyalty, first responder and emergency management markets in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

"Adding the Identification Division of Claritus to the IdentiSys business is truly exciting. We look forward to building on their success, serving customers in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa," said Debra R. Ferril, president and COO of IdentiSys. "We welcome our new ID sales and service colleagues from Claritus and look forward to providing an expanded product portfolio, unparalleled customer service, exceptional account management, and on-site services to the ID and security marketplace."

In a statement, IdentiSys Founder and CEO Michael R. Shields said that the purchase supports the company’s growth strategy and also marks its ninth identification acquisition in the last seven years.

"Our strategy targeted expansion further west of our headquarters in Minnesota. With the addition of the Claritus ID Division, we now offer sales and on-site services in over 40 percent of the U.S., including Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia," he said.