HID and CASI-RUSCO Announce Partnership Agreement

Irvine, CA (February 11, 2000) HID Corporation announced a partnership agreement with CASI-RUSCO, the prominent Florida-based security products manufacturer. Under the terms of the agreement, CASI-RUSCO will offer HID's proximity access control product line with its systems. Previously, CASI-RUSCO had only offered HID's Wiegand cards and readers to its business partners.

"Our strategy has been to partner with OEMs to create a reliable industry standard for access control cards and readers," said Joe Grillo, Executive Vice President, HID. "This agreement, with a recognized world leader in the access control industry, reinforces HID's position as the industry standard."

"The partnership reflects CASI-RUSCO's changing position in the market from offering only a proprietary system to one that also incorporates industry standards," explained Glen Greer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at CASI-RUSCO. "HID's market leadership made it the obvious choice. Prox by HIDTM technology enables us to offer a wider range of products to our Business Partners that in turn enables them to provide their customers with better solutions."
CASI-RUSCO is one of the largest access control companies in the world. Its leading-edge technology allows users to integrate access control solutions with HVAC, alarms and other automated facility management systems into a centralized security management station. Today CASI-RUSCO is recognized as a leader in innovative electronic access control and security management systems, which are designed to respond to the constantly changing needs of today?s corporate customers.
For more information on CASI-RUSCO, contact Glen Greer, Executive Vice President and COO, 791 Park of Commerce Blvd, Boca Raton, FL (561) 998-6210. Web site: www.info@CASI-RUSCO.com