FDI flexes Olympic access-control muscle at IFSEC 2012

By: BUSINESS FRANCE UK  30/04/2012
Keywords: Business Development, international business development, international sales

  FDI of France, a leader in the access-control market, has created a new generation of access-control systems. It is an access-control system supplied by FDI that has been installed in the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Athletes’ Village. The company will showcase its innovations in access control at IFSEC, due to take place in Birmingham (UK) between 14 and 17 May 2012.  

FDI is a subsidiary of URMET Group, whose stand the company will be on at IFSEC, the commercial- and government-security trade show, in the middle of May of this year. The trade fair will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham (England), giving FDI (Stand C70, Hall 4) the opportunity to present its access-control solutions, which are adapted to clients’ needs, as well as more secure and simpler to use than competitor systems currently on the market.  

Through a strong collaboration with the various players in the sector, FDI has succeeded in developing new systems that respond to the technological challenges of our time. The company’s success is highlighted by the fact that its access-control system has been installed, in conjunction with an URMET Ipervoice door-entry system, at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Athletes’ Village.  

Focusing on efficiency, FDI has developed a range of products based on the principle of reading and writing. Thanks to this technology, it is no longer necessary to connect the controllers physically in order to manage access controls centrally.  

With the help of the easydoorcontroller web software, developed by FDI, the user programmes his (or her) access keys directly via the internet, with an encoder connected to one of his (or her) computers. It is the keys themselves that will transmit information about access profiles and the programming of doors to the controllers. Therefore, there is no need for the installer to go on site in order to manage the proximity keys.  

Today’s (and tomorrow’s) Internet Protocol (IP) is at the heart of FDI’s technology. The use of an IP network to manage lighting, heating, air conditioning, alarms, or surveillance cameras has been strongly expanded in recent years. Convinced of the future of this technology, FDI has developed this ‘full IP’ solution.  

The IP Transit is a new generation of access systems integrating the most modern Technology Community Platforms (TCP) and IP technologies, such as Power over Ethernet (POE) or Wifi. This, in turn, saves time at the installation stage.  

An integrated web server, based on a Linux kernel, authorises multi-user management while not requiring installation on the client’s computer. The system needs only a web browser to operate. Additionally, the large range of readers, — including readers with integrated keyboards, vocal messages, LEDs and buzzers — makes it possible to respond to each client’s specific needs.  

FDI is a French-based company which has more than 20 years’ experience in the development and production of residential and industrial access-control systems. The company is ISO9001-certified and tests its products at each stage of the manufacturing process, focusing on quality throughout. FDI has become an influencing player in the sector, and now produces more than one million keys per year, controlling each project from R&D to the production stage. The R&D department employs 16 engineers.  

About FDI  

FDI has been a designer and manufacturer of access-control systems since 1989. Thanks to its technical capacities and to the expertise of its personnel, FDI is, today, a major player in the market for residential-, public- and tertiary-access control. Thanks to its range of products, FDI offers solutions adapted to each project: from single-site systems to integrated multi-site systems.  

In 2000, FDI became a subsidiary of URMET Domus Group (part of URMET Group), and the company is now based in Vendée (Western France). Supported by URMET Group’s international network, FDI is constantly developing internationally. Between 2006 and 2011, the company’s turnover increased by over 70%, from €7.4 million to €12.8million.  

Each year, FDI produces one million token or proximity keys, 70,000 remote controls and 20,000 access controllers. In order to sustain this development, notably in the UK, the company recently appointed a new commercial representative for the North of Europe.  

In 2010, FDI acquired a majority stake in Castel, which manufactures intercom systems and access-control solutions for industrial and service-industry buildings. In 2011, FDI was awarded the ISO9001 certification for quality.  

FDI will welcome visitors to its stand (Stand C70, Hall 4) at the IFSEC trade show from 14 to 17 May 2012, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham (UK).  

For further information about IFSEC, please go to: http://www.ifsec.co.uk/  

For further information about URMET Group, please go to: http://www.urmetdomus.co.uk/  

For further information about FDI MATELEC, please go to:
http://www.fdiaccess.co.uk/
http://www.fdimatelec.com/en/  

For further information, please contact :  
Quote ref. : FTPB3734 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE
Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640
[email protected] 
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Keywords: Business Development, international business development, international sales

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