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Boon Edam Inc.

Expanding Enterprise Sales Group to Match Expanding Security Entrance Sales

Lillington, NC, 7 February 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today the expansion of the Enterprise Customer Group, a sales and service team originally launched in 2013 to help large national and global companies address the risks of physical breach at their facilities. The company has added four more people to the Group, now 11 in total, to deliver an exclusive level of entrance solution consulting, logistics planning and customer service at every stage of the sales process.“We’ve seen tremendous growth in enterprise security entrance sales in the past five years, to the point it’s a major market for us,” says Mark Borto, President and CEO of Boon Edam Inc. “These customers require entrance solutions to be standardized and deployed globally, which takes a dedicated, cohesive effort across 20 subsidiaries and scores of distributors. We’ve built a successful team and processes that keep large companies coming back and we’re now poised to keep up with this segment of our business for the next few years.” Greg Schreiber to Head the Enterprise Organization Greg Schreiber, the Senior Vice President of Sales, will now focus on leading the Enterprise Customer Group along with Mark Perkins, the current Vice President of Enterprise Security Accounts. Greg grew the Boon Edam sales team from six to 28 since 2007, reaching record-breaking revenue numbers in the last six years. He looks forward to growing this segment of the business further.   Pierre Bourgeix - New Consulting Manager Pierre Bourgeix is joining the enterprise group as a Consulting Manager. Pierre will work to support enterprise sales through development of partnership solutions to create scalable, integrated security entrance solutions for the enterprise customer. Joe Seagriff - New Business Development Manager Joe Seagriff, previously a Business Development Manager for the western region, now joins the Enterprise Group to support projects with global footprints to provide a seamless experience for the customer. Dana Cashion - New Inside Sales Representative Dana Cashion moves from her current role to an Inside Sales Representative for Enterprise Accounts, joining existing representative, Ashley Lockhart. The expanded team checks orders for accuracy and manages projects from purchase order to shipment – all to ensure enterprise customers receive constant, transparent communication about their unfolding projects.For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Turnstiles in Lobby at Georgia Southern University's RAC (Recreation Center)

Georgia Southern Ensures Swift, Secure Access at Recreation Center with Turnstiles and Iris ID IrisAccess Solution

Lillington, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Georgia Southern University’s state-of-the-art Recreation Activity Center (RAC) has deployed an integrated pedestrian access solution so only members can access the facility. A Boon Edam Trilock 60 tripod turnstile is integrated with Iris ID IrisAccess solution to enable swift user verification and access with a minimum of effort for students, faculty and staff. The RAC at Georgia Southern serves as the center of campus life, welcoming over 5,000 students each day. Originally opened in 1998 with 80,000 square feet, the facility was expanded in 2006 to its present size of 215,000 square feet. The expansion achieved LEED certification, the first building to do so at Georgia Southern, which reflected the university’s culture of sustainability. Among the many amenities at the RAC are an aquatics center with a 25 meter swimming pool, eight indoor basketball courts, group fitness studios, a rock climbing wall and an 18,000 square foot fitness center. Controlling Access with Integrated Technologies The newly renovated RAC deployed Boon Edam waist high turnstiles and gates as a means to control access for the increased number of visitors each day under staff supervision. In 2006, the turnstiles were paired with fingerprint scanning technology to confirm the identity of each member. But in 2014, when the Iris ID IrisAccess solution was paired with tripod turnstiles at two dining centers on campus, the RAC facility managers decided to investigate integrating an eye scanner with their current access control software.   “With each passing year, the size of the database would grow, leading to an increase in the time it would take to verify each member. The process slowed, taking five to 12 seconds to grant access, causing unwanted delays for our users,” said Jason Schmidt, facility coordinator at the RAC. “When students used the iris scanners in the dining halls, it took no more than 2 seconds to process their entry. Once we realized that Iris ID was the superior method for access control, we decided to upgrade our system to better meet the needs of our members.” Currently, as members enter the RAC in the main lobby, they can choose from two different access points: they can scan their iris at the iCAM7000S Series mounted on the turnstile, or swipe their ID at the main desk and proceed through a gate.  Boon Edam Trilock Side Gates are used on the other side of the main desk for dedicated egress. “The arrangement of a turnstile paired with the iris scanner technology is extremely fast and we’re encouraging our members to use it,” said Schmidt. “Once they purchase a membership and are entered into our database, the system grants them access to the facility and it is pretty seamless.”    Video of Georgia Southern University Ensures Swift, Secure Access at Recreation Center    Future Expansion The RAC is planning to renovate in the near future to have a total of 4 turnstiles integrated with the Iris ID IrisAccess solution. “The Iris ID and Boon Edam partnership goes back to early 2000 when the two technologies were integrated at Schipol airport in Amsterdam,” said Mohammed Murad, vice president for Iris ID. “We’re very excited to continue delivering integrated technology solutions to our customers.” “We are always concerned with who is coming in and prefer to have as many turnstiles as possible to automate the process and reduce the burden on our staff. Everyone who is registered for the iris scanner likes it; we’re looking forward to the next stage when we can have multiple entrance lanes, bringing everything up to speed,” concludes Schmidt.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please ContactSara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.comAbout Royal Boon EdamWith 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 Iris ID Systems Inc.Iris ID Systems Inc. has pioneered iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. IrisAccess®, now in its sixth generation, authenticates the identities of millions of people in thousands of locations on six continents. More organizations rely on IrisAccess identity authentication than all other iris recognition products combined. Iris ID’s expertise and Advanced Identity Authentication helps add security, convenience, privacy and productivity to any enterprise operation. For more information, www.irisid.com.

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Partnering with BIMsmith to Provide BIM Content to Building Designers

Lillington, NC, 10 January, 2018 – Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for its products through an exciting partnership with BIMsmith®, a building product data platform that offers a suite of free cloud tools for architects and designers.By offering expertly crafted BIM content that integrates seamlessly with leading North American design program Autodesk Revit, Boon Edam closes an important efficiency gap for architects and designers, allowing them to insert robust digital models of Boon Edam products into their designs quickly and easily.Through a partnership with the building industry experts at BIMsmith, Boon Edam’s revolving doors and secure barrier solutions can now be found by architects on BIMsmith Market, a comprehensive cloud library of product data including BIM files, specifications, AutoCAD files, and data sheets from building product manufacturers. With these files now easily accessible, architects and designers can integrate Boon Edam products into their projects without costly interruptions in their workflow.“As experts in optimizing the flow of people through spaces, we at Boon Edam place a high value on efficiency,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing at Boon Edam Inc., USA. “We’re very pleased to have our BIM files available on a platform that is integrated with a popular design tool like Autodesk Revit; now designers can easily select and insert a Boon Edam entrance into a building design with a few clicks of a mouse. Having our products available within a designer’s workflow will always be a top priority for us.”  “The name Boon Edam brings with it a long history of engineering and design excellence,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith. “We are thrilled that thousands of building industry pros can now access Boon Edam’s products through our tools.”Browse and download Boon Edam’s products for free on BIMsmith Market at: https://market.bimsmith.com/boonedam. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT  845-494-2162E schaput@lrgmarketing.com  About BIMsmith BIMsmith®, the leading cloud-based building product discovery and selection platform, cultivates global business-to-business relationships between building industry professionals and building product manufacturers. Through direct integration of real product data into the BIM workflow, BIMsmith continues to shape the future of building science technology, placing its clients at the forefront of BIM innovation while addressing the true needs of industry professionals. Learn more about BIMsmith at https://www.bimsmith.com. 

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Winglock Swing access gate for disabled entry alongside optical turnstiles

Top 50 Product Recognition from retrofit Magazine

Lillington, North Carolina, 13 December, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the inclusion of the Winglock Swing pedestrian access gate in retrofit magazine’s Top 50 Products special. The fifth-annual Top 50 Products, which will appear in retrofit’s January-February 2018 issue, celebrates the products that received the most reader inquiries from the magazine’s September-October 2016 through July-August 2017 issues.“We consider retrofit a source book for our readers to find innovative solutions and products for their own retrofit projects,” says Publisher John Riester. “The Top 50 Products special in our January-February issue is a great resource to our readers about the products their peers thought were most interesting within the pages of retrofit.”Boon Edam’s Winglock Swing is a sleek and intuitive glass pedestrian access gate designed for ease of use by people entering into secure buildings, usually in a supervised lobby location. The gate integrates with most access control systems; when a user is authorized an indicator light on the gate’s pedestal changes from red to green to signal the authorization was accepted. The single swinging panel of the gate opens wide enough to allow for access by wheelchairs and delivery carts. The Winglock Swing can be installed as a standalone unit, or alongside Boon Edam’s Speedlane Lifeline optical turnstile series. “We continue to experience strong demand for our Lifeline optical turnstiles, due to their slim and refined look,” says Boon Edam’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Greg Schreiber. “The Winglock Swing is a great option with a similar appearance we can offer customers that want a wide lane to accommodate the disabled, visitors with children or large deliveries on dollies into a secure environment. It’s been a great success and we’re honored to be included in retrofit’s Top 50 Products.” To learn more about retrofit and subscribe, visit www.retrofitmagazine.com.For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam Training Hits the Road and is Coming to a City Near You

Announcing Robust 2018 Product Training Schedule

Lillington, North Carolina, 29 November, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced an expanded  product training schedule for 2018 that includes all scheduled Factory trainings, Roadshow trainings throughout the USA and Canada, and webinars. Technical training events are free of charge to Boon Edam partners and integrators and typically include two or three days of intensive product instruction and hands-on exercises that address the most common installation and maintenance issues in the field. The full 2018 schedule can be seen here: http://content.boonedam.us/2018-training-schedule Product “Roadshow” Training Comes to Customers Roadshow Trainings bring in-depth product education direct to the partner’s region. Each session focuses on the installation, service, maintenance and overall care of manual and automatic revolving doors, including the most-in demand product, the Tourlock security revolving door.What’s unique about the Roadshow training is that a specially-engineered, full-size revolving door, with both automatic and manual parts, is shipped to each training location, often a hotel. Here, participants work together to assemble the door and experience multiple hands-on training sessions. Due to growing demand after the Roadshow’s 2016 inaugural year, Boon Edam has expanded the schedule to 10 locations in 2018. This year, Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Minneapolis, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, and Houston will all host a Roadshow training. There will also be two specialized training opportunities in the company’s technical training centers located in San Jose and New York. Each two-day event includes one session of Revolving Door Training (TQM, Crystal TQ, Boon Assist TQ, TQA, Tourlock security revolving door), followed by a day of training on the most popular optical turnstiles, the Lifeline Series. Four Intensive Trainings at the Boon Edam Factory Intensive, one- to two-day Factory trainings are held four times a year (three in the spring and one in the fall) at Boon Edam Inc.’s headquarters in Lillington, NC. Participants will have both classroom and hands-on access to the widest range of Boon Edam products. In addition, the spring and fall factory trainings will follow an in-house, AAADM A156.27 certification course on public use revolving doors.Zac Ellett, Technical Training Resources Manager, has been the driving force behind the Training Roadshows and the overall expansion of the company’s training programs. As the sessions are free of charge, the only costs attendees incur are travel and hotel, except the AAADM certification (which requires a fee). Boon Edam’s Technical Training Program mission is to enable its valued partners to build positive, long-term relationships with end user customers and operate more independently through the transfer of technical knowledge.“Technical training has been a proven win/win/win for us, the partner, and the end user customer. Our goal is to deliver a wide array of low-cost options for technical training, so we can empower our partners to delight their customers,” said Ellett. “The response so far to our Roadshow training has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are committed to supporting our partners in new Roadshow locations in 2018.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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BoonAssist Revolving Door at Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario Enjoys More Space and Comfort with BoonAssist TQ Revolving Door Entrance

Lillington, North Carolina, 15 November 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has recently completed a major renovation project featuring a new South entrance with a Boon Edam manually revolving door called the BoonAssist TQ. Located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city of 6.5 million, the AGO is one of the largest art museums in North America. The AGO’s collection of close to 95,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art to European masterpieces; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists; with a photography collection that tracks the impact of the medium and with focused collections in Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art. A major expansion designed by Frank Gehry in 2008 with lead support from the family of Ken Thomson makes the AGO a highly-photographed architectural landmark. The AGO has been undergoing improvements and renovations for a number of years and the most recent project was an ambitious one. In a joint effort with the City of Toronto and the local community, the AGO worked to revitalize Grange Park, a 4.5 acre green space located behind the Gallery. Where there was only an emergency exit into the park before, the AGO and its architect, Harari Pontarini, devised a plan to tear out the existing interior stairwell and room and the double doors to create a new space with a 6 ½ foot diameter, 4-wing BoonAssist TQ revolving door that opens the Gallery to the park. “We definitely had some space constraints in creating this new entrance,” explained Warren Wilson, Manager of Facilities Services. “There was no room for a vestibule, so we decided on a revolving door configuration, and the Boon Edam entrance was recommended by our architects.” Boon Edam’s BoonAssist TQ is a manual revolving door that has three distinct features: a “push and go” power assist drive that reduces user effort by up to 50%, automatic positioning of the door wings at the end posts upon completion of rotation, and speed control that prevents rotation faster than 12 rpm to help ensure safe operation.   Wilson explained that the park is one of the few green spaces surrounding the AGO and space is at a premium. “We’re very conscious of our effect on the neighborhood and the fact that we could locate the entire door inside the building with its opening attached to the exterior wall minimized the impact on the surrounding area. I also really like the ‘smart’ feature of the door—after use it positions itself to close the opening to the outside automatically.” From Grange Park, one enters the South entrance through the BoonAssist door and travels 11 feet to a downward staircase that connects the entrance directly to the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre. The space adjacent to the door also features prominently displayed artwork. “The South entrance is now our fourth entrance to the gallery, but it’s unique in that it offers an additional art space while opening us to the park, offering our staff and visitors a new way to interact with this beautiful new green space.”    For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 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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