GATINEAU, Quebec â€“ Synercard, developer of the critically acclaimed Asure ID suite of photo ID and ID card application control software and member of HID Global, a leading supplier and manufacturer in the access control industry, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Lipi Data Systems Ltd., one of Indiaâ€™s five largest computer peripherals companies. Lipi Data Systems provides a variety of printing systems and smart card solutions to the vast and rapidly expanding access control, identification and security markets in India.
This agreement makes Lipi Data Systems the first company in India to distribute Synercardâ€™s products and integrate them into the companyâ€™s smart card and printer solutions. As a Synercard partner, Lipi Data Systems can now offer its customers a complete solution package that can be tailored to meet their specific needs which range from basic ID systems to integrated smart card applications.
â€œSynercardâ€™s software for smart cards is one of the best solutions available,â€ said Lalit Agarwal, smart card printer business manager, Lipi Data Systems Ltd. â€œWith Asure IDâ€™s ease of integration into the printers we offer plus the productâ€™s extensive encoding capabilities, it was the obvious choice for us.â€
With this new partnership, Synercardâ€™s trusted software solutions will, for the first time, be available in India through Lipi Data Systemsâ€™ network of 97 support locations and 3 manufacturing facilities that are spread throughout the country.
â€œLipi Data Systemsâ€™ immense structure of offices covering all 35 states of India provides incredible exposure for Synercardâ€™s products,â€ said Bruce Bianco, president, Synercard. â€œLipi is the perfect partner for us to launch our products in this enormous market and we are looking forward to working together with the Lipi team to meet the growing security needs of organizations in India.â€
Additionally, Agarwal asserts that Synercard could not have picked a better time to enter the market. India, with its population of nearly 800 million, has one of the five fastest growing economies in the world. And while the access control and identification industry is not new to India, it has exploded during the past two years, growing at 30-35 per cent in 2004 and continuing at that rate to the present. This is largely due to heightened security requirements during an era of terrorism and tension and the tremendous government infrastructure growth that is currently taking place in India, particularly in the areas of healthcare, transportation and education.
Synercard provides intuitive, fully interoperable photo ID and ID card application control software solutions, which enable organizations of any size to create, manage and verify an individual's identity. With over 10,000 customers, Synercard products are sold through an international distribution channel. Synercard is part of HID Global, a leading supplier and manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless Smart Card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; photo ID and ID application control software; and electronic cylinders. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global operates international offices that support more than 100 countries and is a member of ASSA ABLOY Global Technologies Division. For more information, visit the Synercardâ€™s web site at www.synercard.com.