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IPICO Sports Creates European Distribution and Service Center with Strategic Partner MatSport

February 03, 2012
IPICO Sports Creates European Distribution and Service Center with Strategic Partner MatSport


Peoria, Illinois, USA – March 2nd, 2012— IPICO Sports announced the formation of a strategic partnership with MATSPORT as its exclusive distributor in France and Switzerland, and as the official IPICO Sports European Service and Support Center.

IPICO Sports President and CEO Gordon Westwater said, ―We recognize the leadership and technical expertise of MATSPORT, and we are very pleased to be working with them, both as a distributor of our products in the important European sector, but also in special services that MATSPORT will be able to offer our customers as our official European Service and Support Center. As an acknowledged industry leader with the highest possible professional standards, and with MATSPORT’s im­pressive portfolio, we continue to demonstrate our partnership with the best in class in the active sports market.‖

MATSPORT CEO Philippe Collet remarked that the partnership ―is a perfect fit between our two companies. This relationship allows MATSPORT to offer our customers innovative solutions and support, as well as IPICO’s world class technology. We have worked closely with IPICO Sports during the last few years, and we look forward to the successful introduction of their solutions into the active sports market.‖

About MATSPORT ( ) Led by Olympian Philippe Collet, MATSPORT has built its expertise for over 19 years in the sports of cycling, mountain biking and running. MATSPORT has been the provider of the timing for French Athletics Federation since 1996, the Tour de France since 1998, the French Cycling Federation since 2000 and many other federations, organizers and institutions. As a market leader in timing, MATSPORT’s spe­cialization has led to the development and distribution of a range of professional quality products for sport and athletes. In addition to IT management and timing of national and international level events, MATSPORT is the exclusive French distributor and European Service Center for Lynx System Developers and a distributor of MicroGate products.

About IPICO Sports ( ) IPICO Sports’ next-generation IP-X™ RFID Air-interface Communication Protocol was developed to overcome the limitations faced by conventional Reader-Talk-First (RTF) protocols such as motion, distance, crowds and demanding environmental conditions. This patented Dual Frequency technology eliminates signal loss and tag read collision, working especially well with objects and environments high in liquid, carbon and electronic content, such as the human body. Since an initial market introduction in March 2007, IPICO Sports systems are now used in over 50 countries, and continue to develop and grow a loyal following throughout the globe.

About IPICO Inc. ( ) IPICO Inc. is an RFID solution supplier with operations in Canada, USA, South Africa and Asia. IPICO produces smart labels, tags and readers based on the IP-X™ RFID Air-interface Communication Protocol. IPICO products excel at various read ranges, fast multi-read anti-collision and high thru-beam read-speeds of dynamic tag populations, and allow for multi-reader rollout. Designed to meet multiple regulatory requirements, IPICO’s products are used to optimize the management of products, equipment, people, animals and processes within the logistics and other value chains worldwide, including its leading sports timing solutions. IPICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trilon Bancorp Inc. (―Trilon‖), an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

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