Matrics Relocates HQ

Matrics, a maker of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, has relocated its corporate headquarters to Rockville, Md. The new offices are in the high growth I-270 Technology Corridor and will accommodate the company’s executive briefing center, RFID technology and engineering lab, and sales, marketing and administrative personnel.

Personalized IDs provide luster and security for Grand Crowne Leisure members. Cards are produced by a Zebra P420 standalone P420 dual-sided color printer.

Resort Goes with Membership Cards

Grand Crowne has combined special member handling with higher level security with a new, better looking membership card. Grand Crowne Leisure is a timeshare vacation club that rents out luxury condominiums at affordable prices to its members.

Upon joining, Grand Crowne members receive a personalized membership card. Individual information is printed on the card, which allows them to access an exclusive website. The club uses a Zebra P420 printer from Zebra Card Solutions of Camarillo, Calif. “We wanted an in-office method of producing a high-quality, permanent card,” said Mike Hammer, manager of product development for Grand Crowne Resorts in Branson, Mo. “We needed to be able to print cards on-the-fly, every day in our corporate office.”

Hammer added that the personalized cards lend the program credibility and prestige. He expects to print between 5,000 and 10,000 cards each year.

AirGate Opens RFID Lab

Dallas-based AirGate Technologies has opened a radio frequency identification lab in Allen, Texas. The company conducts smart label testing, label orientation and label association studies with various tag readers. The development team is made up of engineers experienced in network integration and control systems, voice-over IP, database development and major application development in Windows and Unix environments.

CSAA Certifies Siemens' Dallas Monitoring Station

The central monitoring station from Dallas-based Siemens Building Technologies Inc. has earned the Central Station Alarm Association’s designation as a “Five Diamond, 100 Percent Operator Certified Central Station,” signifying that all of the company’s emergency operators meet specific industry standard security practices and are certified by the association.

Indala Partners for Flexible Procurement

Indala of San Jose, Calif., is working with four major contact smart chip module manufacturers to participate in its FlexSmart Pilot Program, which enables Indala customers to purchase multi-technology (proximity and contact smart chip) cards in small quantities at reasonable prices. The company has struck key alliances with Axalto (formerly Schlumberger), Datakey, Gemplus, and Giesecke and Devrient.

“This is a huge win for integrators and corporate end users,” said Indala president Marc Freundlich.