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Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement for Specifiers

Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement to Customize Product Resources for North American Specifiers

Lillington, North Carolina, 09 August, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, and ARCOM, the leader in building specifications, are pleased to announce that Boon Edam’s product data and customized specifications for the Americas are available through ARCOM’s software platforms to architects, engineers, and design professionals. ARCOM and Boon Edam have worked together to create customized versions of industry-trusted, MasterSpec® sections to accurately specify Boon Edam’s unique products. Along with these specification sections, Boon Edam’s product catalogs and data sheets are easily accessible to specifiers when working on their projects. The following products will be available on September 1st on the ARCOM platform: BoonAssist TQ and BoonAssist Crystal (all glass) manual revolving doors with power assist, speed control, and automatic positioning TQA, Tournex and Duotour automatic revolving doors Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door (with bullet resistant glass package option) Circlelock security mantrap portal (with bullet resistant glass package option) The last two doors are high security door products that work in conjunction with access control systems to prevent tailgating and/or piggybacking into secure areas of buildings. “Boon Edam is pleased to make its product data available to the extensive ARCOM community," said Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam Marketing Manager. "We were also attracted to ARCOM’s huge benefit of a single platform where hundreds of manufacturers participate by offering 3rd-party, vetted specifications consistent to one standard. Designers can pull together a complete and sound building specification very quickly, and we wanted to be a part of that. We are excited to participate in this innovative platform and look forward to helping designers with any questions concerning the best fit for a particular building or application, which is our specialty.”  ARCOM and Boon Edam are confident this relationship will benefit all design professionals as they specify and select products.  For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net About Royal Boon Edam With work environments becoming increasingly global and dynamic, the smart, safe entry has become the center of activity in and around many buildings. Royal Boon Edam is a global market leader in reliable entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with 140 years of experience in engineering quality, we have gained extensive expertise in managing the transit of people through office buildings, airports, healthcare facilities, hotels and many other types of buildings. We are focused on providing an optimal, sustainable experience for our clients and their clients. By working together with you, our client, we help determine the exact requirements for the entry point in and around your building. Follow Boon Edam Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog and read the latest news at www.boonedam.us/news. About ARCOM ARCOM, the specification experts, exclusively publishes MasterSpec®, a product of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), reaching over 60,000 design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText® for use by engineers for infrastructure projects, including water and wastewater utilities and equipment. ARCOM provides extensive product and manufacturer information through cloud-based specification resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform. ARCOM's innovative software specification tools and resources dramatically simplify specification creation, research, and project management. Follow ARCOM on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Eco Banos in Chile with Tripod Turnstiles for Traffic Flow

Turnstiles Part of Security Upgrade for Eco Baños in Chile’s Capital City

Lillington, North Carolina, 26 July 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced its participation in a renovation project that was carried out at four branches of Eco Baños (a public restroom service) in the center of Santiago de Chile. The four Eco Baños branches, located in high pedestrian traffic areas, are hygienic services that have been operating for twelve years in the Chilean capital. They were built pursuing the highest standards of technology and accessibility. However, the entry system at each of these busy locations did not have enough capacity to support a high flow of users. About 2,000 people use of this service every hour during Monday through Friday. According to Rafael Pastene, general manager at Administradora de Servicios Higiénicos SA, the company that operates Eco Baños, the renovation project consisted of improving the security and throughput at each facility. For each location, they replaced the original access system with a new solution that optimizes the rapid transit of users, introduced new and improved control options and security measures, and made possible the integration of an agile collection system to avoid long queues and jams at the entrance. A total of eight Boon Edam Trilock 60 turnstiles were installed, two for each facility, one for the men's restroom and one for the women's. Álvaro Abarca, general manager of Acceder, the company in charge of system integration, explained that these are medium-height tripod safety barriers that allow effective control of for high numbers of pedestrians. “The turnstiles comply with all international standards and protocols for personal safety and can be integrated with other systems such as fire detection." After one year of operation of the new access system, Pastene does not hesitate to express his satisfaction regarding the performance of the installed equipment. He commented that, "the process of collection and transit of users must be as quick as possible without neglecting control and security. The installed system meets such requirements. Otherwise it would be impossible for us to provide good service.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Crystal TQ Glass Revolving Doors at Stockholm Central Station

Revolving Doors Fill Stockholm Central Station with Light While Complementing Historic Architecture

Lillington, North Carolina, 22 June, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Stockholm Central Station in Sweden has installed a Boon Edam entrance solution as part of a renovation project for the terminal. Originally designed in 1871, Stockholm Central Station has a long, proud history, and the building itself features magnificent artworks and architecture. The building is historically listed and as such, officials have an obligation to protect its architectural features in any upgrades or renovations that are undertaken. The current generation of commuters is very discerning in their public transport needs. They place a high emphasis on using a facility which is efficient, sustainable, and easily accessible, but one that is aesthetically pleasing too. A dignified, impressive entrance is key to a comfortable customer experience and is proven to leave a lasting impression on the visitor. "The goal was to let people experience the whole atmosphere of this historic building, from floor to ceiling. We also wanted to have the old and the new come together in a natural way," said AIX Architectural Conservator Johan Rittsél. The station owners, Jernhusen, and the architects, AIX, have been collaborating together for 15 years to restore Stockholm Central Station to its former glory, while creating a contemporary authenticity. This entry solution needed to be true to the authentic beauty and atmosphere of the original space while still meeting the modern demands placed on traffic flow and energy savings. Stockholm Central Station has installed a set of three Boon Edam all glass, 3-winged Crystal Tourniket automatic revolving doors, along with integrated heaters. Each door can accomodate 1,740 persons per minute in both directions in addition to being able to manage sustainable climate-control. The Crystal Tourniket doors also include collapsible door wings, which create an easy escape route in the event of an emergency, ideal for such a large public area. After considering rebuilding or replacing the original 2-winged revolving doors or installing an airlock solution with sliding doors, the decision makers chose to install three, full glass, 3-winged revolving doors. This entrance selection complemented the classic architecture of the original entrance hall while letting in as much daylight as possible. "Boon Edam was very focused on finding the right door solution for us, even taking us on research tours so we could try out different door solutions. Perhaps the most important thing was that we did not try to copy anything, instead we used our research to create the perfect solution for our specific circumstances," said Anne Teresiak, an architect with AIX. One of the primary challenges designers faced was concealing the entrance’s technical  aspects so as not to interfere with the overall user experience and impression of the entrance. The motors were built into the floor, the control boxes were designed to be situated at a lower level in the building, and the vertical heaters were integrated into the centerline of the doors. After the installation of the Boon Edam revolving doors, a champagne bar was opened in the entrance hall, and current plans also call for a new café, finalizing the complete restoration process. Anne Teresiak continued, "It felt great to see how the light came through the glass doors and the facade windows. It was like the room had become complete again." Peter Appelgren, representing the station owners, Jernhusen, said, "The revolving doors are now an integrated part of the entrance hall. We've managed to capture the ambience of the old, while still making sure we meet the modern demands of energy savings as well as maintaining high-volume traffic flow."    Video of Stockholm Centralstations Entréhall har återfått sin historiska atmosfär    For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Boon Edam Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now Made in the USA

Popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now “Made in the USA”

Lillington, North Carolina, 24 May 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that a completely new production line for its Lifeline Optical Turnstiles is now operational at the company’s Lillington, NC factory. These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially “Made in the USA.” Until now, the Lifeline Series has been built exclusively in Holland. Today, orders for new Lifeline turnstiles can be filled directly from the USA factory for customers in the Americas. “When the Lifeline Series was originally launched in 2014, the demand in the Americas was exceptionally strong,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO of Commerical Operations at Boon Edam, Inc., a subsidiary of the global company. “We had so many inquiries back then it was hard to manage delivery expectations. One of the hardest factors was the long lead time because they were made and shipped from Holland. We knew early on that we needed to build a production line at our USA factory to deliver the product within our customer’s timeframe. Other benefits include being able to directly manage product quality and respond quickly to any need for spare parts.” Planning and design for a new Lifeline turnstile production line started in the summer of 2016. One of each type of the Lifeline turnstiles was ordered from Holland to enable local engineers in Lillington to analyze the construction. Boon Edam’s Supply Chain management was involved in sourcing local materials and vendors to stock inventory and determine which components would be manufactured in-house.   There are three distinct types of Lifeline optical turnstile: Open (barrier-free and smallest footprint), Slide, and Swing. The Open and Swing models will now be built in the United States, with some exceptions for custom painted parts. The Lifeline Series is a unique turnstile in the marketplace due to its high-end aesthetic design and distinctive LED cueing feature when users approach for entry. Special lighting indicates where users should hold their RFID card for authorization and running lights indicate the correct lane to pass through.  “The response to the Lifeline has been immense,” said Borto, “we are experiencing heavy demand for these turnstiles for Class A office buildings in large cities and the headquarters buildings of Fortune 1000 companies in the USA and around the world. Having them roll off the production line here in Lillington is a huge step in fulfilling demand and delivery expectations for our most successful product launch in over a decade.”  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Banorte Financial Group Standardizes on Turnstiles and Gates for Building Access Control

Lillington, North Carolina, 10 May 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the Mexican financial group, Banorte, has standardized on Boon Edam’s Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles and Winglock access gates at its new headquarters in Monterrey, the Koi Tower, and a major location in Mexico City. The turnstiles and gates were installed to ensure only authorized access to the interior of its facilities to protect employees, visitors, and customers, and to relieve pressure on security guards and reception staff who must constantly monitor the flow of people into and out of the buildings. Securing the Tallest Building in Mexico At 918 feet, the Koi Tower (completed in 2017) is now the tallest building in Mexico and the third tallest building in Latin America. It was developed by Internacional de Inversiones (IDEI) and designed by HOK and V&FO. This combined residential and office building is applying for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its sustainability characteristics. The building also features three Boon Edam TQA automatic revolving doors at its main entrance. Epigmenio Treto Martínez, Manager of Security and Intelligence at Banorte, explained, “The security turnstiles and gates were installed in two, ‘high-flow,’ personnel towers, mainly occupied by employees in administrative roles, but also featuring reception areas to recieve customer and visitor traffic." In total, 14 Swinglane lanes and 5 access gates are installed in both of the buildings. At the Koi Tower in Monterrey, there are 6 turnstile lanes and 2 Winglocks at the main entrances and two more arrays of Swinglanes and Winglocks at side entrances. The Mexico City building has 3 turnstile lanes and one Winglock gate. In addition, the turnstiles are integrated into the access control system. "At Banorte, we have the vision to maintain state-of-the-art technology in all aspects:  integration, automation, and intelligence within the protection and security systems that make up our platforms," added Martinez. Aesthetically Pleasing for Class A Office Buildings Boon Edam’s Swinglane 900 optical turnstile features two, slim profile cabinets, notable for their large plates of clear glass, making them aesthetically desirable for Class A office buildings. There is a minimal amount of stainless steel to hold the electronics and sensors that are used to detect the user passage. The single, swinging barrier is also constructed of solid glass. The Winglock 900 access gate is one post of stainless steel with a single, swinging glass gate to accommodate disabled access and larger deliveries. "We were looking for high-security engineering aligned with the functional design of our spaces, as well as integration and correlation with other security features in the buildings. In this case, Boon Edam succeeded in breaking the paradigm that ‘architecture does not necessarily align with security,’” said Martinez. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Boon Edam Security Entrances at La Perla Ferris Wheel

Turnstiles Ensure Effective Entry Control for South America’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Lillington, North Carolina, 19 April, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the gigantic ferris wheel, known as La Perla, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has installed a combination of Boon Edam turnstiles to facilitate secure entry and egress for all visitors to the new attraction. La Perla soars 57 meters above the city--equal to an 18-story building—and boasts 36 cabins that can hold a total of 216 people. The ferris wheel turns at a maximum speed of 10 kilometers per hour for a total ride time of approximately 12 minutes and 24 seconds. La Perla has become one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Guayaquil. But more than just a tourist attraction, La Perla was designed as an “observation wheel”, giving all its riders access to amazing views of the Malecón 2000, known for its historic monuments, gardens, and vistas of the Guayas River. Turnstiles ensure secure ingress and egress Given the magnitude and importance of this project for the city of Guayaquil, two major concerns were security and access control. The entrance to the ferris wheel is divided into two lanes, each with a Boon Edam Trilock 75 CA (“collapsing arm”) tripod turnstile for the entry and then a single full height Turnlock 100 turnstile at the exit. This Boon Edam security entry solution was put to the test from the ferris wheel’s first go-around. The night of October 26, 2016 was declared a premier and Guayaquil’s mayor was determined that all the city’s inhabitants could have a free ride. The lines for the ride were so long that they reached the pier, located on the north side of the Malecón.  “Trilock 75 tripod turnstiles have the capacity to lower their arms in special situations or in case of an emergency, with the use of a panic button. On the other hand, the main objective of the full height Turnlock 100 at the exit is to stop people from trying to enter illegally, which is prevented by its mechanical function,” explained Carlos Guerrero, Sales Manager for Only Control S.A., the company in charge of equipment installation. “It was a highly publicized event, all eyes were on La Perla, so our staff had to work overtime and over the weekend before the premier to ensure that the system would be ready,” Mr. Guerrero added. The added value of integrated access control The turnstiles are integrated into La Perla’s ticket booth via a barcode and QR code reader access control solution, so that ticket holders are admitted or denied entry based on the validity of their tickets. “This equipment offers a solution that does not require human intervention to control access to the attraction, because the system itself validates the tickets. Now, the security personnel can focus their attention on the flow of visitors and not get distracted by who does or does not enter. With this system, the client can be sure that only valid ticket holders can gain access,” an Only-Control executive explained. Since its inauguration in October, over 75,000 people, including tourists and local visitors, have used the La Perla each month. Because it is an outdoor application, located next to a river, the fact that the turnstiles are made of non-corroding stainless steel becomes very important. Also, “the system is fast and efficient and that helps us serve a high volume of people in a short time,” said Mr. Guerrero.   For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net  

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