CNL set to expand U.S. operations

Physical Security Information Management software developer CNL plans to expand its operations in the U.S. as the company announced plans last week to build a new full service U.S. technical center with customer support and administrative offices in Washington, D.C.

Darren Chalmers-Stevens, who was recently named as the company’s professional services manager, will oversee setup of the new facility.

“We have already identified the right location; the next task is to recruit the most talented individuals,” Chalmers-Stevens said in a prepared statement. “In the short term, due to an increasing order book, we will provide experienced UK-based resources to support our customers and accelerate the skills transfer process. As all CNL products are developed around IT standards, this process will be straight forward.”

According to Matt Kushner, president of CNL Americas, the new Washington, D.C., office marks a “turning point” for the company. He added that their recent demonstration of IPSecurityCenter, the company’s PSIM software solution, last month at ASIS 2009 has sparked great interest among customers, as well as partners and manufacturers.