Swords, Ireland – April 5, 2011 –The Global Healthcare Practice of Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, has entered into a technology agreement with CNL Software, a global provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, designed for complete Integrated Situation Management.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingersoll Rand will license a private-label version of CNL's IPSecurityCenter, a software-based integration and management platform customized specifically for the healthcare market. Ingersoll Rand and CNL Software will work together to develop the customized solution that allows healthcare providers to connect and manage disparate building, security and business intelligence systems such as video surveillance, access control, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, asset management, incident reporting, enterprise resource planning, lighting and nurse call.
"With the emersion of new technologies and increased regulations – as well as the need for more transparency to results – healthcare providers are looking for solutions providers that offer innovative technologies to help them more effectively achieve their business goals," reports Laura Rygielski Preston, vice president of the Ingersoll Rand Global Healthcare Practice. "Working with CNL is a critical component in helping our customers overcome physical environment challenges in order to improve productivity and maximize financial performance."
The announcement of this agreement comes on the heels of Ingersoll Rand launching its Global Healthcare Practice, a group of industry experts operating across Ingersoll Rand's Climate Solutions and Security Technologies sectors dedicated to advancing the physical environment of healthcare facilities around the world.
"CNL's IPSecurityCenter sits at the heart of some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking security integration projects in the world," emphasizes Matthew Kushner, president, CNL Software. "This technology agreement combines CNL's industry leading software with Ingersoll Rand's expertise in the built environment to help shape the future of converged physical environments in healthcare."
"The goal of this collaboration is to provide our customers with the ability to integrate new and existing systems, automate processes and view user-selected or customized real-time data and information – providing added insights to help them improve their clinical and financial outcomes," adds Rygielski Preston.