Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 16, 2017

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake.

But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees who left have started up a new company, Blue Access Technologies, as a result.

What is going on and how will these changes impact both companies and the access market at large?

IPVM spoke to both Isonas and Blue Access to learn more.

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*** **** ** ******* what *** ******** ********. ****** ********* *** left **** ******* ** a *** *******,**** ****** ************, ** * ******.

**** ** ***** ** and *** **** ***** changes ****** **** ********* and *** ****** ****** at *****?

**** ***** ** **** Isonas *** **** ****** to ***** ****.

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Cofounders **** ** ****** ******

************* ******** ** ******* equity *********** ********* ****, *** ****** resulted ** * ***** shake-up ** ******* *********** and ****** ********.

** ******** **** **** companies, *** *********** ************ causing *** ***** ********* ********** '*** ** Life' *** ******* *** development ** ******' ********** software, ********* *** ******* 2015.

*** ****** ***** ******** Isonas ***** *** ** migrate ** * *** platform ********** ********** **** **** ***** an *********** ********, *** existing ********* ***** ******' 1st *** *** ********** controllers ***** **** ** purchase ***** ******** ********** with *** *** ********.

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*** *** ************* ** registrations *** *** ******** sites **** **** ** upgrade ** **** ****** Cloud, **** ****** ******* or *** ** *** integrated ******** ******** ** continue ** ******* *******. The **-**, **-**, *** IP ****** ******** **** all ******* ** *** new ******** *********.

** * ******, ******* of *** ******** ********** and ********** ** ****** chose ** ***** *** company.*** *************** ** ****** ***, while ***** **-******** *** patent *********** *********,***** *********, ******* *************** ******* ****** ******* startup ********* ****** ************.

Isonas **** ****** ***********

****** ****** *** *** platform ******** ******** *** old ****** ***** ***, including * ******/***** ***** version *** * ****** API ********* *** *** party ***********. *** ** overview, ***** ******' ***** for **** ****** *****:

New ******* '**** ****** ************'

***** ******** **** ****** started * *** ****** company **** ** * first **** ***** ******* legacy ****** ******** ********** obsoleted *** ***'* ** Isonas.

** *******, **** ****** Technologies' *** ********** ******** named****** **, ****** ** "**** ********** **** ****** reader ****** **-**, ****, RC-03, **-** *** *** IPBridge-2 *** ********-*", ** *** **** line ** ****** ******** both *** *** ***.

******** ****** ********* *** still ****** ** ****** platforms ** ****** **, although **** ****** *** heavily ************ ********* **** ********** ***** ****** *** switch. *** ***** ***** for ********* ** **** Access ** **** ******** older ****** ******** **** not **** ** ** replaced, *********** ******** $*** - $*** ** *** hardware *** ****.

Sells ****** ** ********

************, * *** ****** for **** ****** **, unlike ******, ***** **-****** approach ** ******* ****** to *** ***** *** smaller *******, ************ ***** outside *********** ********** ******** like **********.

*** ******* ********* ******** ****** **********, ******** **** *** own ****** ** *** Isonas **** ****** ********, and *** **** **** of ****** ** ***********.

Blue ****** ************ ****** ******* *** **********

*** ** *** ********* aspects ** *** ********* is **** ****** *** Blue ****** ************ ****** partners. ****** ********* **** while ******* ****** *** not ********* **** ***** do, *** **** ** permitted ***** ***** ** the *******'* *********** *********, adding **** **** ******* advertised ******* (***) ** being ********** ** **** Access ************.

******, * ***** ** the *******'* ******* ******** public ******* *** ******* to '*** ***' *** full ***** ** ****** hardware:

** ******** ** ********* Isonas, **** ****** **** also ***** *** *** line ******* *** ********** ****** ** ********, essentially ****** *** ******* an ****** ********** ** Isonas ** ****.

Blue ****** ****** ********* ****** ******

****** **** ******* * traditional ******** ****** *******, Blue ****** ***** ** they *** ************ ********* Locksmiths, *********** *****, *** general ******** ***** ****** with ***** *********.

****** ******, ***** ******* Pure ****** ** ********** dealers, ***********, *** ****** commercial *******, **** ****** is ********* '*** ***** system ******* ****** ** a *** *****' *** systems *********, *********, *** maintained ** **************** ******* typical ******** ******** *********.

*** ******* ******** *** offerings **** '**** **** Kits', ********* ******** **** lock ********, ******** **** (non-Isonas)*****-*** **** *********** *** reader* ****** ****** ********** form-factor ******** **** ****** and **** *******:

**** ****** ***** ** pricing ** ~$*** *** lock, **** ******** ******* about $** *** ***** per **** *** ***** based **********, ** ***** $70 *** **** ******* for * ***** ******* system ******* * ~$**** server ******* *******.

Isonas ********* *******'* *********

** ***** ** ******' new ********, *** ***** fundamental ****** **** ********** ***** ** ******, *********** ********* ***** own ******** ** ** available *** **** **** other ****** ********** ********, a ******** ***** *********** *********** ***** **** *** decades ** ****** ******** partners **** **+ ****** vendors.

****** ***** ** ********** in *** **** ***** **** ******* ********, *** ****** ** partner ********* ********** ****** has ******, **** '******* leading ****** ******** *** final ******' ** *** partner *********** ************* *******. The ******* ******** ** share ******** *****, ****** non-disclosure ***** *** ******* process ** *********, *** several ***** **** ** announced ** ** ****.

Future ** ****** *** **** ******

** ***** ** **** comes ****, ****** ***** us ******* *********** *** rolled ********** **** ** the *** ******** *** software *** ***** *** no ********* ****** ****** by *** *****. ******* the ******* ***********, *******, it ** **** ***** that *** *******'* *** 'open' ******** **** ********* into ****** *******, ***** that ****** ******** **** been ** *** ****** for **** * ****** without *********** ******** ** the ********** ****** *****.

*** ****** *** **** Access ************ ** **** clear. ***** **** *** market ***** **** *** hoping ** **** ** risk-averse *** **** ** accept ******, ********** * new ***** *** ********** equipment ** ********** *** novice ****** ******* ****** and *********, *** **** of ***** ******* *** more ******** ****** ************ 'safer' ******* ** ***********. Successful ****** ******** ** commercial ****** ********* ***** many *****, *** ***** the ****** ****** ** startups ******* ******** ****** *******: Kisi,**** ****** *********, **********'* ****, *** ***** ********** access ***** ** ******* with **** ****** *** organized ***********. ** *** other ****, **** ****** does ******** **** ****** expertise ***** ****** **** them.

Comments (5)

...***** ***** **-******** *** patent ******* **** *********, Roger *********, *** **** Morrison ******* ******* ****** control ******* ***** **** Access ************.

****** *****...

** *** ****** *** Blue ****** **** *** source **** *** ********* and *******, ** *** they **** ** ***** from *******?

*****’* ****** ***** ******* any *** *** ********* patents?

*** **** *** ******** weren’t ****** **** **** non-competes ** *** **** of *** ***********?

***’* ******* **** ******* is ***** **** *** way **** ** ********...

****...****** *** **** *******. I ***** **** ** take *** *********** ** add * *** **** facts *** *** ********** clarity.

** *** **** ** months ****** ******** *** hardware (**-**) *** *** software (**** ******) **** has *** ** *** expansion ** **** *** newly ********* ***********. ** is **** *** ******** of **** ****** **** ISONAS ******** **** * lengthy ********** ****** ****** well **** * **** ago. ****** **** ****, and *****, ** **** expanded *** ******* *** engineering ******. ** **** fundamental **** ********** ** access *******, ********* ******* devices, *** ****** ******* cloud **********. ****** ******** all ******* ******* *** intellectual ********.

** *** ******** **** Blue ****** ** * customer. ****** *** *** yet ********* *** ****** X1 ********, *** ** anticipate ** **** ** certified ** **** ***** for *** ******* ******** only. ***** ******* ********** failed, *** ** ********** they **** **** *** required ************* ** **** certification. *********, *** **** ISONAS ********* ******** *** our ******-********** ******** *** Open *******, ********, *** Systems, *** ***********. **** list **** **** ************ as ** *** **** over *** ********** ****** control ********* ** *** integration *******.

***** *** *****. ** value ****’* **** ** driving ************ ** *** market *** *** ******* we *** ********* ** serving.

*******,

*** *******, ***-******

** ***,

****** *** *** ******. We **** **** ******* working **** *** ** the ** *** **** to *** *** ********* we *** ** *** with *** ***** ** responsiveness.

**** *******, *****

****** *** *** ** get *** ************ ****** straight, ****'* **** *** issue *** *****. ** just *** * ********** and *** **** ** let ******* **** * days ** ****** *** data **** **** ******.....*** it *** *** ******** wrong ** ** *** users ********, ***.. ***** working ******* ** *** a **** *** ****** to ** ********.

**** *** ******** *** the ****-*** ********* **** an ***** *** ** personally. ** *** **-********** our ********** ** ****** for *** ***** ****** strategy.

***** *** *** *******.

**** ******** ***** *** import ******* *** *****. One ** *** ******* we ********* *** *** of **** ** *** legacy ** ******* ******* was * ******* *** minor ********** ** *** database **** ****. **** could ****** *********, *** clearly ******* ********** ** migration ** * *** platform. **** ****** *** eliminated ***** ******. ** encourage *********** ** ******** the ************* *** *****, low ********** ************* *** we ***** ****** ** best ******** ****** **** groups, ****** ******, ********* and *****.

** *** *********, ** assist *** *********** **** a “***** *****” ******** for ***** **********. ** often ******** ***** ** advance ** ***** *** integrator’s ********, *** *** rapid ****** ** **% per ***** ** *** and ********* ********* ****** us. ** *** ****** and ********* ********* ******* could **** ** **** as * ****. ** databases **** ************* *********, the ******* ***** ** imperfect. ** **** ******** this ******* ******* ** improving *********** *** ****** tech ******* *********. * am ***** ** *** that ** ** *** currently **** * *********** backlog.

** *** **********, ***** you *** ********. ****** reach *** ** ** directly. ** ***** ** on *** *******. (***.******.***) ISONAS ** ******* *** evolving. ** **** ** listen *** ***** ******** so ** *** ******* and ** ** **** better ******* ** *** integrators. ***** *** *** your ********.

*** *******, ***

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