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Biometric access controls vendor gets Canadian distribution

DistributionSecurity & Privacy

Solution providers in Canada looking to add biometric access control solutions to their security offerings have a new vendor to choose from, with Invixium signing a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Canada.

Ingram will be the exclusive Canadian distribution partner of Invixium’s IXM line of biometric fingerprint access control products. Based in Markham, Ont. with a development lab in India, Invixium’s IXM product uses biometric fingerprint sensing technologies to enable multi-factor authentication with PINs and access cards, and can be used for both access control and time tracking. Different solutions can store up to 100,000 users and 500,000 lof entries, and connectivity options include TCP/IP, PoE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The network can be monitored and configured over the web.

“Biometrics is becoming main-stream rapidly,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO of Invixium, in a statement. “The market is primed to upgrade from traditional access control methods to biometric IP based security products and that presents a sizable opportunity to channel partners in Canada and worldwide. Our new alliance with Ingram Micro is further proof that physical security and IT are naturally converging and we are thrilled to have a distribution partner of Ingram Micro’s stature to help our channel partners seize the opportunity.”

The companies see the solutions working well with channel partners that want to deploy, sell and market to the business to business market in verticals such as government and education, and any enterprise or small and medium-sized business (SMB) where security is an important concern.

“Our new relationship with Invixium broadens our physical security portfolio and provides channel partners with a proven and flexible solution that offers their end-users an easy to use and highly secure and advanced access control system,” says Suzanne Macdonald, director of sales with Ingram Micro Canada, in a statement. “Physical security represents a fast-growing, converging market opportunity for channel partners, and is a key area of focus and specialization for Ingram Micro.”