10/15/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Ingersoll Rand and CBORD Strengthen Ties with aptiQ Alliance Program
CARMEL, IND. – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has announced that CBORD®, leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions, is joining the aptiQ Alliance program. CBORD’s customers at colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other industries can easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated security solution. CBORD and Ingersoll Rand have a long-time relationship and the powerful integration provides levels of service, value and uptime that are unrivaled in the industry.
“Through our aptiQ Alliance Program, we develop collaborative relationships with leading companies, such as CBORD, to provide the security market with a broader range of offerings, in an effort to serve all customers better and extend the use of their aptiQ credential,” said Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Director of Technology Alliances Diane Kehlenbeck. “Members of the aptiQ Alliance Program are chosen based on their commitment to solving end user problems using our open, highly secure aptiQ smart card technology.”
“With this alliance, we are glad to work even closer with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies to provide our customers with a powerfully integrated solution,” said Cindy McCall, vice president of marketing, CBORD. “The level of service and integration we offer our customers is what makes the value of the CBORD/Ingersoll Rand relationship so great. Our unique, longstanding collaboration enables us to offer our customers a one-stop shop for security and one-card needs, maximizing service and uptime. The aptiQ Alliance helps us continue to offer the highest levels of service with the latest technologies.”
On campuses, the aptiQ smart card works in concert with CS Access™, CBORD's IP-based door access control technology tailored specifically for colleges and universities. Its powerful privilege management allows schools to track and configure door access 24/7
and even ties the software to integrated alarms management, surveillance and notification solutions for a fully integrated campus security system. Value-added, mobile-enabled CBORD solutions supported by readers from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies include the “Open MyDoor” and “MasterKey” text-for-access solutions, as well as the CBORD Mobile ID™ smartphone app for access, spending, and attendance tracking.
More information on the aptiQ Alliance is available at http://w3.securitytechnologies.com/irst/alliances/aptiq/Pages/default.aspx.
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About The CBORD Group, Inc.
CBORD serves colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, corporations, senior living facilities, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. CBORD’s products are used in campus ID card privilege control, access control, integrated security, housing services, food service, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. Founded in 1975, The CBORD Group serves more than 6,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. To learn more about CBORD, visit www.cbord.com.
CBORD operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc., a diversified growth company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.
About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.