Cardax ... securing the future

March/April 2000 Access Control & Identity Management

2000 will be a significant year for Cardax, a developer and international marketer of security systems. It hails a new era for the company on several fronts.

The anticipated staged release of the new CardaxFT security system this year will be a major milestone.

"CardaxFT has been a mammoth undertaking," says Graham Eve, Cardax CEO. "It is a totally new system, including new field hardware and software as well as the new head end computer system."

Cardax believes the CardaxFT system will be a world first. The system integrates access control, remote digital imaging, intercom communications, photo ID badging, intruder alarm functionality and alarms management. Incorporating OPC for interfacing into other OPC process applications, and the MSDE (SQL) server database, it promises to be a system with many integration possibilities.

Currently on early beta release, it will undergo extensive customer field evaluation. Graham adds, "The CardaxFT system is very exciting for us and for the market. There is still work to be done to get it to market but we are confident it will set Cardax apart."

Business relocation consolidates resources

Another significant event occurring this year is the relocation of Cardax from Marton to Hamilton, New Zealand. Hamilton-based Gallagher Group purchased Cardax in June last year. The move will consolidate all resources in one location. With the exception of the CardaxFT software development team who will be based in Palmerston North until the end of the year, most Cardax employees will move to Hamilton over the next few months.

A further key development of a different kind is the recent appointment of Paul Frecklington as Cardax Training Manager. Paul came to Cardax from Computerland (New Zealand Central region) where he was the Training Centre Manager. His appointment enables renewed focus on developing training to compliment the evolving Cardax product range.

Paul believes that the effective delivery of training is dependent on many factors. His catch phrase is 'right course, right level, right audience'. Building on previous training offered by Cardax, he is intent on raising the level of professionalism and filling in the gaps, such as end user training.

Cardax has come a long way since the roll out of its first card reader in 1981. With more than 1000 existing clients located internationally and with the strength of the Gallagher Group behind it, the future is looking bright.

For details contact Harry Flemming, Regional Manager for South Africa on tel: (011) 467 2149 or e-mail:

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