Nortech signs up Databac as exclusive distributor for Spain & Portugal

British card reader manufacturer Nortech Control Systems has appointed ID specialist Databac as the exclusive distributor of its proximity and smart card readers in the Iberian peninsula. From its office in Barcelona, Databac will leverage its local resources to promote the readers throughout Spain and Portugal.
Nortech manufactures proximity readers and smart card readers capable of reading a wide range of 125KHz and 13.56MHz proximity cards and tokens. Its range of proximity card readers can read many formats, including EM4100, EM4102, Hitag1 and Hitag2, Paxton and PAC. Its range of smart card readers supports Mifare and LEGIC as well as reading serial numbers for most smart card types.

Their compatibility with most access control systems makes Nortech readers ideal for new and existing installations. They also enable the use of existing cards and tokens in new access control applications. For added security, Nortech’s readers support 13.56MHz smart card technologies that provide increased security and are designed for read/write applications.

Databac managing director Charles Balcomb says: “We have always been impressed with the capabilities of Nortech’s range of readers. They perfectly complement our own range of contact and contactless cards and are a valuable addition to our ID product portfolio.”

“Nortech readers have seen considerable success in the UK,” said Stephen J Blackler, managing director of Nortech Control Systems. “With its extensive experience in card technologies, combined with a well-established Spanish sales office, Databac is ideally placed to increase our penetration in the region.”

Databac is a licensed manufacturer of LEGIC cards and produces contact and contactless cards with EM, Hitag, Mifare, DESfire and a host of other technologies.

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About Nortech Control Systems
Nortech Control Systems Limited is an independent British manufacturer that specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative personnel and vehicle access solutions. It has been providing solutions to the security industry for over 20 years. Visit for more information.

About Databac Group
Databac Group is an ISO-certified provider of specialist solutions for identification. Established in 1970, it manufactures state-of-the-art ID cards incorporating contactless and contact chip, proximity (RF), magnetic stripe, Watermark Magnetics, Wiegand Wire, barcode and other technologies. The company also develops and supplies solutions for biometric access control, time and attendance, loyalty, membership, vending, card printing, event registration and visitor management. Databac offers card accessories such as badge holders, lanyards, clips, yoyos and vehicle ID passes. It partners with leading OEMs to provide plastic card printers and consumables, readers and logical access equipment. A professional bureau service is available for card personalisation. Databac services an international client base from its offices in the UK and Spain. Visit for more information.

For further information
Mariam Khan
Databac European press office
Summit Media Services
Tel: +34 93 265 4463

Photo caption: Databac will distribute Nortech’s card readers throughout Spain and Portugal.
NB-More photos available on request.