Campus card company CBORD joins Ingersoll Rand alliance program
As a result of its participation in the alliance program, CBORD’s users will be able to incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials. CBORD’s customers include colleges, universities and health-care facilities.
“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,” says Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies director of technology alliances Diane Kehlenbeck, in a company statement. “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.”
CBORD and Ingersoll Rand shared a long-standing relationship prior to the aptiQ announcement. “With this alliance, we are glad to work even closer with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies to provide our customers with a powerfully integrated solution,” says 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.”
As an example, the aptiQ smart card works with CS Access, CBORD’s IP-based door access control technology designed for colleges and universities, allowing administrators to track and configure door access 24/7. It also ties the software to integrated alarms management, surveillance and notification solutions.