Industry Roundup: Partnerships, Awards and Philanthropy


• Assa Abloy, Walluf, Germany, manufacturer and supplier of identification components, has acquired the rights to all of the patents filed by David Finn before March 12, 2002. This includes a large number of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder technology patents.

• Advance Transformer, Rosemont, Ill., in commemoration of its 60th anniversary, has contributed $60,000 to the International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust, to be administered in the form of two $5,000 student scholarships annually for each of the next six years.

• Hoffman, Anoka, Minn., maker of enclosures and accessories, has partnered with ECT International, Brookfield, Wis., to expand the latter’s electrical design software, promis*e. The partnership is said to simplify the process and reduce the time required to manage, design and draw electrical systems projects.

• Honeywell Access Control Systems, Syosset, N.Y., has signed an agreement with HID Corp., Irvine, Calif., that expands their partnership to provide access control card and reader products to the security industry. As part of the agreement, HID will supply Honeywell with contactless access control card and reader products. In other Honeywell news, the company received a Best Product award from the Security Industry Association, for its LobbyWorks Suite, a visitor management and tracking system

• Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., received a product of year award in April at this year’s LightFair New Product Showcase, for the world’s smallest halogen reflector lamp.

• PowerCold, Largo, Fla., is expanding its international operations and has signed new sales and distribution agreements for its line of evaporative condensers. The company will be marketing its product throughout southeast Asia, Latin America, Mexico and Canada.

• Siemens Energy & Automation, Bluffton, S.C., has joined forces with Equity/EDN, Concord, Ohio, to take advantage of Equity/EDN’s comprehensive marketing programs, networking opportunities and promotional activities. Equity offers a variety of opportunities and promotions to help companies succeed in the electrical distribution industry.

• Spectronics, Westbury, N.Y., celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The company invented fluorescent leak detection in 1955 and is a leading manufacturer of UV inspection lamps and fluorescent dyes used to locate leaks in all size air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

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