HID Receives Industry Accolade

HID FARGO Connect cuts the cord between printers and dedicated PCs for a new way to create and securely issue IDs. The cloud-based HID FARGO® Connect™ solution has won the 2017 Campus Safety Best Awards in the Access Control & Identity Management category. As the world’s first cloud-based card personalization and issuance solution, HID FARGO Connect untethers printers from dedicated computers to offer a new way to create, personalize and securely issue IDs and credentials. “HID FARGO Connect addresses a growing market demand to simplify the management and delivery of…

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Extreme Networks to Acquire Brocade

Extreme Networks, Inc., has signed an asset purchase agreement with Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. to purchase the company’s switching, routing and analytics (SRA) data center business for substantially the same terms as the previously announced agreement between Extreme and Broadcom. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days and is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. “We expect this agreement directly with Brocade to accelerate our ability to close our acquisition of the data center business,” said Ed Meyercord, President and CEO of Extreme Networks,…

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NICE Acclaimed Top Tier Vendor

Top analyst firm confirms NICE a Leader in Biometric Authentication and Fraud Detection Market. NICE has been recognized by Opus Research as one of the top tier vendors in both authentication and fraud detection using voice biometrics. The company was noted for the breadth of its contact center solutions and the depth of its integration capabilities, as well as a consistently strong execution of its strategic vision. NICE stood out among a total of 19 companies evaluated in Opus Research’s 2017 Voice Biometrics Intelliview report. Its fraud prevention solutions were…

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Scott Safety Business Sold to 3M

Johnson Controls has completed the previously announced sale of its Scott Safety business to 3M for approximately $2.0 billion. Scott Safety is a leader in high performance respiratory protection, gas and flame detection, thermal imaging and other critical products, and is expected to generate sales of approximately $575 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of approximately $160 million in fiscal 2017. Net cash proceeds from the transaction were $1.9 billion, and will be used to repay a portion of Tyco International Holding Sarl’s $4.0 billion of…

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