Flashgate Acquires Assets of Exapik

Broadening Data Analytics Revenue Generation Capabilities

SURREY, BC – June 14th, 2018 – Flashgate Technology Inc, the leading innovator in retail analytics and digital display advertising networks, is pleased to announce the purchase of intellectual property assets from Exapik Systems Inc.

“One of Flashgate’s core revenue streams is the sale of retail analytics data in a SaaS model,” stated Greg Watkin, CEO of Flashgate. “The Flashgate systems in retail stores capture continuous data feeds and as we deploy more and more locations the data set is getting quite large. Exapik’s systems were purposefully built for managing, mining and selling large data sets. This acquisition helps us build out our data management capabilities and will benefit us in leveraging this proficiency to generate revenue from new and existing data assets.”

The art and science of increasing market influence via the use of data analytics is at the forefront of the marketing world and Exapik developed systems and processes to enable companies to monetize their data. By matching data acquisition with data knowledge requirements, Exapik created additional revenue streams for companies in a variety of data intensive industries including advertising, IoT and investment research.

Further to the acquisition of the Exapik assets, Exapik Founder Ian Paterson will take an advisory role with Flashgate by joining the Company’s Board of Advisors. Ian Paterson has developed data products and sold millions of dollars in data across industries such as advertising, manufacturing, fraud prevention, and investment research. He is a recognized thought leader on data monetization, has spoken at the Rich Data Summit and advised on corporate data strategy for firms ranging from series A venture-funded startups to Fortune 1000 companies.

About Flashgate – Flashgate is monetizing the entrance of retail stores with analytics and digital signage portals. Flashgate has developed Patented technology to combine RF and RFID product detection systems with advertising display screens and data collection technologies. The Company’s products are deployed at the front entrances of retailers across North America to deliver superior capabilities for retailers and leading product brands. Flashgate is leading the migration to a new way of doing business for the retail loss prevention, Digital Out Of Home advertising and customer data collection industries. For more information please visit www.flashgate.ca  

Flashgate Releases Flashgate Clarity

World Class EAS Detection Capability in Traditional Form Factor

SURREY, BC – May 24th, 2018 – Flashgate Technology Inc, the leading innovator in retail analytics and digital display advertising networks, is pleased to announce the release of the Flashgate Clarity. Flashgate Clarity is a traditional Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) antenna featuring next generation technology.

“The Flashgate Clarity fills a need in the market for a traditional EAS antenna which looks and works better than what is currently being offered,” stated Greg Watkin, CEO of Flashgate. “The Flashgate Clarity is complementary to our flagship Flashgate analytics and digital signage system in that it will sell in places where digital signage is not a good fit.  The Clarity utilizes the Flashgate A208 Circuit Board and leverages our manufacturing expertise within our FG Manufacturing subsidiary. The Flashgate Clarity is 100% manufactured in Canada.”

The Flashgate Clarity is made from high tensile strength clear acrylic, giving it a modern, elegant look. The product profile allows it to blend in with the lines and decor of the retail store while at the same time being a strong, capable deterrent to theft. The Flashgate Clarity utilizes the advanced detection capability of the Canadian made Flashgate A208 Circuit Board whose unique design allows it to detect RF tags and labels in the 8.2MHz, 4.7MHz, 3.25MHz, 2.0MHz 1.95MHz and 1.81MHz frequencies, the only EAS detection circuit board in the world with this capability. The Flashgate Clarity is an eco-friendly product, requiring only 200mA of power to operate. It requires a standard 120V outlet and connects via a low voltage plug negating the need for any expensive electrical work in order to be installed.

The  Flashgate Clarity is available now from Canadian EAS resellers, Provent Technologies Corporation (www.proventtechnology.com) and Newman Loss Prevention Solutions (www.lpexperts.ca) as well as American EAS reseller Securitytagswholesale.com (www.securitytagswholesale.com).

About Flashgate – Flashgate is monetizing the entrance of retail stores with analytics and digital signage portals. Flashgate has developed Patented technology to combine RF and RFID product detection systems with advertising display screens and data collection technologies. The Company’s products are deployed at the front entrances of retailers across North America to deliver superior capabilities for retailers and leading product brands. Flashgate is leading the migration to a new way of doing business for the retail loss prevention, Digital Out Of Home advertising and customer data collection industries. For more information please visit www.flashgate.ca  

Flashgate Acquires EAS Assets from DetecTag Inc.

DetecTag is a World Leader in the Development of EAS Technology

SURREY, BC – September 28th, 2017 – Flashgate Technology Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) assets of DetecTag, a leading innovator of EAS technology.

“This acquisition is very strategic for Flashgate,” stated Greg Watkin, CEO of Flashgate. “DetecTag has been one of the most prolific innovators of EAS technology in the world over the last 25 years. The DetecTag technology will complement the innovation the Flashgate team is delivering with our next generation analytics and digital signage portal systems. Certain aspects of the acquired technology will be utilized and extended in our Flashgate systems, which are currently being installed at retailers in the Pacific Northwest. The technology and the customer lists we have acquired are of the highest quality and we already have orders to be fulfilled with these new assets. The addition of this technology to our own will increase our capabilities while at the same time decrease our cost to produce our flagship Flashgate product.”

The DetecTag assets purchased include the intellectual property of the A208 EAS detection circuit board, the EASyAD antenna system and the DetecTag customer lists for previous purchasers of this technology. The A208 board operates as the core component of many manufacturers EAS systems worldwide while the EASyAD Antenna, which utilizes the A208 itself, is the principal anti-theft device at many retailers in North America, South America and Europe. The A208’s unique design allows it to operate in the 8.2MHz, 4.8MHz, 4.6Mz, 3.25MHz, 2.0MHz, 1.95MHz and 1.81MHz frequencies, the only EAS detection circuit board in the world with this capability. Flashgate will continue to sell both the A208 board and the EASyAD anti-theft antenna to retailers and distributors around the world including Flashgate’s own wholly owned EAS reseller, Provent Technologies Corporation (www.proventtechnology.ca).

About Flashgate – Flashgate is transforming the entrance of retailers into analytics and digital signage portals. Flashgate has developed Patent Pending technology to combine RF and RFID product detection systems with advertising display screens and data collection technologies. The Company’s products are deployed at the front entrances of retailers across North America to deliver superior capabilities for retailers and leading product brands. Flashgate is leading the migration to a new way of doing business for the loss prevention, Digital Out Of Home advertising and customer data collection industries. For more information please visit www.flashgate.ca  

Flashgate Acquires Assets of 3-Axis Manufacturing

3-Axis specializes in Precision CNC Manufacturing

SURREY, BC – Dec 30th, 2016 – Flashgate Technology Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the assets of 3-Axis Manufacturing, a provider of precision CNC manufacturing of a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, carbon fibre and exotic plastics. 3-Axis is located in Surrey, BC and the assets acquired include all machinery, equipment, design catalogs, customer lists and inventory.

“The acquisition of these assets gives Flashgate the ability to cost effectively and rapidly prototype new systems and designs for our core business of delivering combined next generation anti-theft, digital-out-of-home advertising and customer data analytics systems into the front entrances of retail stores,” stated Greg Watkin, CEO of Flashgate. “Additionally, these assets will allow us to deliver our production ready final products at lower cost, faster and with better quality than having them produced overseas. Producing here has the added bonus of our patent pending intellectual property not being out of our control at any point in the production cycle. Furthermore, we intend to utilize the extra production time not used by Flashgate to continue to service 3-Axis’ existing customers. This acquisition will be instantly accretive to our earnings.”

The assets of 3-Axis will be incorporated into Flashgate Technology Inc.’s wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, FG Manufacturing. Besides being responsible for the rapid prototyping of Flashgate system designs and the production of final Flashgate products, FG Manufacturing will be tasked with continuing to service existing 3-Axis customers and grow the precision CNC business.

About Flashgate – Flashgate is transforming the entrance of retailers into analytics and digital signage portals. Flashgate has developed Patent Pending technology to combine RF and RFID product detection systems with advertising display screens and data collection technologies. The Company’s products are deployed at the front entrances of retailers across North America to deliver superior capabilities for retailers and leading product brands. Flashgate is leading the migration to a new way of doing business for the loss prevention, Digital Out Of Home advertising and customer data collection industries. For more information please visit www.flashgate.ca  

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Flashgate Technology Inc shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Flashgate Acquires Provent Technologies Corporation

Provent has over 400 active EAS customers in Western Canada

SURREY, BC – Dec 19th, 2016 – Flashgate Technology Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Provent Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems to retailers in Western Canada.

“This acquisition gives us over 400 retail customers to continue to sell EAS tags and systems to while at the same time giving us a warm customer list for deployments of our new Flashgate systems,” stated Greg Watkin, CEO of Flashgate. “Provent has all of the right attributes we were looking for in an acquisition target. They have a customer centric reputation, they have a large retail customer base, they sell and service tags and systems in both the RF and AM technologies and they are based in Vancouver. We expect this acquisition to be instantly accretive to our earnings.”

Provent will be maintained as a wholly owned operating subsidiary of Flashgate Technology Inc and will relocate to the Flashgate headquarters once their existing lease expires in early 2017. Provent will continue to focus on the sales and servicing of legacy EAS products for both new and existing customers while at the same time feed leads to the Flashgate business for the deployment of next generation Flashgate EAS/Digital Out Of Home networked systems. More information on Provent can be found at www.proventtechnology.ca

About Flashgate – Flashgate is transforming the entrance of retailers into analytics and digital signage portals. Flashgate has developed Patent Pending technology to combine RF and RFID product detection systems with advertising display screens and data collection technologies. The Company’s products are deployed at the front entrances of retailers across North America to deliver superior capabilities for retailers and leading product brands. Flashgate is leading the migration to a new way of doing business for the loss prevention, Digital Out Of Home advertising and customer data collection industries. For more information please visit www.flashgate.ca  

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Flashgate Technology Inc shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.