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SICK, Inc. Announces New Sales Partner for Traffic and Transportation Industries

POSTED 07/28/2009

Comtrol Corporation to offer solutions for tolling, ITS, and in-vehicle safety

Minneapolis, Minn., – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced that it has partnered with Comtrol Corporation, a global data connectivity and automation solutions provider, to focus on the traffic and transportation industries in North America.

Located in Minneapolis, MN, Comtrol Corporation will offer the complete SICK product line, primarily focusing on SICK LMS laser measurement sensors, to customers in the traffic and transportation industries throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Solutions include using laser-based sensing technology for vehicle profile measurement and classification on toll roads, pedestrian detection, collision avoidance, lane departure, intersection and tunnel entrance control, and other applications.

“We are pleased to welcome Comtrol as a new member of our sales network and look forward to working with them,” said Monique Anderson, SICK distribution sales manager. “Comtrol has already demonstrated a high level of expertise using SICK’s innovative sensing solutions for a variety of applications, making them a good fit for the traffic and transportation markets to help customers reduce costs and improve traffic flow.”

About Comtrol Corporation
Comtrol Corporation is a worldwide leader in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded device connectivity products for a wide range of industrial and traffic/transportation applications. The company’s RocketPort multi-port serial card, DeviceMaster Ethernet device server and RocketLinx industrial grade Gigabyte Ethernet switch product lines are sold through regional, national and international distributors and by thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800-926-6876 or visit www.comtrol.com.

About SICK
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.