e-DATA, Provider of Access Control Solutions, Acquired by Kaba Group

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Kaba's global presence enhances e-DATA's ability to deliver access control / time and attendance solutions and support to customers of every size worldwide. The combination of the companies will provide a portfolio of solutions and unmatched levels of service across many vertical markets, including retail, healthcare, banking and government.

e-DATA Corp of Dallas announced that it has been acquired by the Kaba Group. e-DATA is a leading manufacturer of Web-based appliances for access control and time and attendance, including integrated fingerprint biometrics.
 
Kaba's global presence will enhance e-DATA's ability to deliver solutions and support to customers of every size throughout the world. The combination of the two companies will provide a portfolio of solutions and unmatched levels of service across many vertical markets, including retail, healthcare, banking and government. Kaba, with more than 9,000 employees worldwide and a 140-year history, is known for its high quality standards, superior products and excellent service.
 
"We are very pleased to have e-DATA as part of the Kaba Group," said Frank Belflower, Executive Vice President/COO of Kaba. "The stable, simple yet robust access control plus time & attendance system fits well with our Kaba North American product portfolio."
 
Kaba plans to continue e-DATA product development and use Kaba technologies and products to further enhance customer-centric solutions. e-DATA, which will be exhibiting at the Electronic Security Expo (Booth #429, June 8-9, Charlotte, N.C.) and National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Expo (Booth #401, June 13-14, Dallas), has well-established business links with local and international integration partners.
 
As part of the Kaba Group, e-DATA will be expanding its operations, e-DATA President/CTO John Carter said. In the Dallas area, e-DATA's headquarters will relocate to Frisco, Texas -- among the top 10 of America's fastest-growing suburbs, according to "Forbes" magazine.
 
The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. 
 
About Kaba
Kaba is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation. With its Total Access strategy, the Kaba Group specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization and convenience at building and information access points. Kaba is also the world market's No. 1 provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys and high security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors and automatic doors. For more information, please visit http://www.kaba.com.
 
About e-DATA
e-DATA (with offices in Dallas and Stuttgart, Germany) manufactures IP-based, embedded physical access control and time & attendance systems. e-DATA products include integrated fingerprint biometrics, and support cards and alarm panel control. e-DATA's open architecture, scalable solutions are perfect for any application, and the company's Linux/Java framework has been used worldwide since 1999. For more information, please visit http://www.e-data.com.

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