CBORD joins aptiQ Alliance Program

Alliance maximizes solutions and services offered for customers


CARMEL, IND., June 11, 2013 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today 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.