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G4S Technology and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS Partner to Provide UK Enterprise-level Integrated Biometric Security Solutions with Suprema Technology

Birmingham and Gloucestershire, UK — 30 July, 2014 –– ENTERTECH SYSTEMS and G4S Technology have announced a technology partnership that combines ENTERTECH SYSTEMS identity management and Suprema biometrics with G4S security solutions, providing a robust offering to UK customers. ENTERTECH SYSTEMS is the official operating partner for Suprema Inc. in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
G4S Technology is one of the foremost innovators and supplier within the security industry providing fully integrated Access Control, Video Management, Life Safety, Perimeter Protection and Alarm Management Systems. Providing an end to end solution, G4S Technology designs, develops, manufacturers, installs and maintains systems protecting small offices and colleagues through to complex government facilities and high security environments. Symmetry is the advanced Access Control and Video Management system from G4S Technology and is used by millions around the world on a daily basis.
“This new partner relationship fits perfectly with our own focus on excellence in technology and customer service,” says David Ella, VP of Technology and Marketing at G4S Technology. “With UK-based support from ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, our installers and customers can easily tap into the benefits of sophisticated Suprema biometrics.”
The integration of Suprema biometric devices and the ENTERTECH SYSTEMS BioConnect application with Symmetry provides more efficient, user-friendly access control for G4S customers. Instead of having to manage badge records in two different systems (one for the access control panel and another for the biometric templates), BioConnect seamlessly syncs users between the two systems. Using a simple enrollment window, they can search for a user/badge and add biometric templates.
Designed for organisations of any size and suitable for all applications, Symmetry delivers the latest technology in a proven, scalable, fully integrated system which can be managed from one easy to use software application. Unlike some other security systems, Symmetry features a wide range of advanced applications as standard including Visitor Management, Badge Production, interactive Graphical Maps as well as the most comprehensive Access Control solution with Anti-Passback and all the other features that would be expected by large organizations.
“Like us, G4S Technology understands the growing need to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs for customers through leading innovation and truly responsive customer service,” says Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “We look forward to working with them to deliver next-generation biometric access control to the UK market.”
The Suprema line of biometric devices, which includes fingerprint detection, card and PIN readers and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect application, is now available through G4S Technology. Applicable Suprema biometric readers include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini.
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G4S Technology
G4S Technology is part of G4S plc, the leading international secure outsourcing group. G4S Technology designs, manufactures, installs and maintains fully integrated building security systems, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security Government facilities. G4S Technology has been providing unified security solutions for over 30 years, delivering 30,000 systems across 80 countries, to mitigate risk and protect staff, premises and assets. For more information visit: http://www.g4stechnology.com/.
G4S is the world's leading secure outsourcing group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit: http://www.g4s.com/.
About ENTERTECH SYSTEMS partnered with Suprema
ENTERTECH SYSTEMS provides market-leading intelligent identity management solutions to systems integrators in key markets, including critical infrastructure, enterprise, education, healthcare, public sector, financial services, retail, luxury high-rise condominiums and more. Our biometrics for IP access control systems and workforce management solutions are purpose-built to overcome the three main obstacles to mainstream adoption: cost, complexity and on-boarding users. And the company’s highly responsive, results-driven technical services team works with our certified partner network to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
ENTERTECH SYSTEMS is Suprema’s official operating partner in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company offers Suprema’s family of #1-rated biometric devices (finger, face, card and PIN), next generation IP access control system, biometric algorithm and SDK, and software products. The company’s industry-first BioConnect advanced template management and mobile applications enable Suprema’s biometric readers to be easily integrated with leading global access control systems. BioConnect is available worldwide through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. For more information, visit http://www.entertechsystems.co.uk/.
Any product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to above are the property of their respective trademark holders.
For further details please contact:
Steve Greb
Managing Director for UK and Ireland
ENTERTECH SYSTEMS
Phone: 020 3743 9123
Email: info@entertechsystems.co.uk
Emily Gudgeon
G4S Technology
Tel: +44 (0)1684 850977
Email: emily.gudgeon@uk.g4s.com

Louth Company Boyne Valley Honey And AIB Launch Ireland’s First Rooftop Apiary On A Commercial Building

23 July 2014: Rooftop apiaries have become a fixture in cities such as London and Tokyo in recent years, and today Dublin welcomed the first bee colony to be housed on a commercial building.
The initiative, led by Drogheda based business Boyne Valley Honey in partnership with AIB, will see over 200,000 honeybees located on the sixth story roof of AIB Bankcentre in Ballsbridge.
The Boyne Valley Group has been a long-standing customer of AIB for 58 years. During this time, the company has grown to encompass 2,000 products and employ over 200 people in the Drogheda area. Most recently, the Bank supported Boyne Valley’s acquisition of a number of the Premier Food Groups Irish brands – Chivers, McDonnells and Erin Soups.
It is expected the bees will pollinate a myriad of flowers and trees within a five kilometre radius of the hives and produce an average of 20 jars of honey per hive by the end of the summer.
Simon Scroope, Head of AIB Corporate Banking said, “When Malachy McCloskey approached us and asked us to support Boyne Valley’s work on the sustainability of the Irish bee population we were delighted to help. The apiary illustrates our commitment to do all that we can to support our corporate banking customers, while enhancing the environment in the local area.”
Boyne Valley Group President Malachy McCloskey, a Drogheda native who founded the company in 1960, said: “We are delighted that AIB is supporting our efforts to increase the Irish Bee population. AIB Bankcentre is an ideal space as the roof is a perfect height, and the bees will be able to forage for nectar and pollinate the nearby parks and gardens of Ballsbridge.” “For us it is the continuation of the relationship that started our business over 60 years ago, when one of our customers gave us a few jars of honey. We are now passing the torch on to AIB to help continue our honey-making tradition," added Mr. McCloskey.
Boyne Valley Ireland’s largest packer of honey, works closely with the Federation of Irish Bee Keepers’ Associations (FIBKA) to increase the population of Irish bees. The installation of the Boyne Valley – AIB Apiary was overseen by beekeeper Philip McCabe, President of the European Commission of Apimondia.
Urban beekeeping has grown in popularity in recent years, partly in response to falling population levels of honeybees globally. It is estimated that bees are responsible for pollinating one third of the world’s food supply.
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About Boyne Valley
Privately owned Boyne Valley Group is best known as the producer of Boyne Valley Honey, but its range of major brands includes Panda Peanut Butter, Don Carlos Olive Oils and Spanish Foods, Harvest Fare Snacks, Lifeforce Cereals, Giovanni Di Firenze Italian Foods, Chivers Jams, Jellies and marmalades, Erin Soups, McDonnells Noodles and Curry Sauce, Homecook Range of Homebaking Products, Rob Roy Seafoods, Lakeshore Mustards and Dressings. Non Food Companies in the Group include Killeen cleaning products and refuse bags, and Irish Breeze soap and cotton wool.
About AIB Corporate Banking
AIB Corporate Banking is Ireland’s leading provider of financial services for both the foreign direct investment and Irish corporate market. Their philosophy is to work closely with their customers, sharing their industry expertise to add value at every opportunity.