Press Release Summary:
Gripper 30(TM) accommodates industry-standard slot-free ID/access cards of 30 mil thickness and has no metal parts to set off detectors. It uses silicon core embedded within plastic clip to hold cards with up to 5 lb of vertical force and greater than 5 lb of horizontal force. Unit is available as stand-alone product and will work with virtually every existing badge reel, lanyard, and strap clip available.
Original Press Release:
CIPI Introduces New Holder for Slot-Free ID/Access Cards
BURLINGTON, MA, January 24, 2005 - CIPI (Comprehensive Identification Products, Inc.) announced the launch of its new Gripper 30TM holder for slot-free ID/access cards through its worldwide network of ID resellers.
The Gripper 30's unique design is "card-friendly" while ensuring that the card is securely held, and is available as a lower cost alternative to competitive products. It accommodates industry-standard ID/access cards of 30 mil thickness and has no metal parts to set off detectors. The Gripper 30 uses a silicon core embedded within a plastic clip to hold cards with up to 5 lbs. of vertical force and greater than 5 lbs. of horizontal force. Cards are easily attached and displayed.
Featured in black the Gripper 30 may also be imprinted in one color for additional promotional impact and will be available for shipment in November.
"The Gripper 30 is an innovative and economical alternative to other mechanical holding devices," remarked Lee Porter, Director of Product Development. "Its ability to hold cards without the need for a slot hole means that the technology (smart chip, antennae, etc.) resident in HID and other access cards can't be damaged. It is available as a stand-alone product and will work with virtually every existing badge reel, lanyard and strap clip available - so no additional hardware is required."
CIPI announced the Gripper 30 in Dallas, Texas at ASIS 2004, the world's largest trade event dedicated to the security and ID industry, and feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Industry professionals liked its simple construction and attractive price point.
Headquartered in Burlington, MA, the company has business operations in Hong Kong, Boston, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles with manufacturing facilities in the U.S and China. CIPI sells through a network of authorized dealers located around the world, supported with comprehensive marketing programs and materials, training, and technical assistance.
CIPI produces, customizes or distributes a wide range of identification products and solutions including ID badging equipment, card printers, software, supplies and accessories of every type such as lanyards, badge reels, badge holders, strap clips, neck chains and luggage tags. With more than 3500 items in stock and the capability to custom-design and manufacture products to meet specific customer requirements, the company is the acknowledged leader in its field.
For more information, contact CIPI or visit the CIPI website: www.compid.com.
Steve Budra, Director of Marketing
Comprehensive Identification Products, Inc.