Schlage Partners with Vision Database Systems


Expands Solutions Using MIFARE DESFire EV1 Credential Platform

CARMEL, IN - Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, announced that it will enter into a technology partnership with Vision Database Systems (VDS), a supplier of ID issuance, management, and ID tracking solutions. VDS has recently leveraged their development capabilities to integrate their ID management program with Schlage's high security access control reader and credential products. The partnership will let VDS customers pair open architecture smart credentials and readers from Schlage with the ID issuance, management, and tracking services offered by Vision Database Systems.

"Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is pleased to announce a partnership with a veteran ID technology company like Vision Database Systems, which brings nearly 20 years of ID industry experience to the table," emphasizes John Menzel, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies director of business development. "Their ability to interface with our smart credentials with an equal level of security, utilizing various cryptographic techniques, really sets them apart from the competition. By combining our high security open architecture credentials with their system integration capabilities, we can provide solutions that are much more secure and more flexible than others on the market. This flexibility proves, once again, the importance of an open architecture system over a proprietary credential solution."

"Given our history in the ID Carding space, we are proud to be the first ID software solution with inline encoding and decoding of the non-proprietary Schlage card, which allows our customers to provide 21st Century security with an optimal ROI but, most importantly, lets our customers control the destiny of their ID card programs," declares Emil Bonaduce, president of Vision Database Systems.

Over the last 15 years, VDS has made IDMS ID carding software an open industry standard which interfaces to most popular plastic printers and works well with access control systems, library, food, and even some prominent proprietary campus software. It has been instrumental with helping over 50 of the largest colleges in the United States navigate from magnetic stripe cards to proximity cards and, now, to popular smart card technologies, while keeping investments in their infrastructures secure.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Ingersoll Rand's Security Technologies is a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive. The sector's 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. Website is www.securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a sector of Ingersoll-Rand Company plc, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, food retailing, construction and agriculture. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

About Vision Database Systems

Based in Jupiter, Florida, Vision Database Systems develops software products for ID carding and ID tracking. VDS is a leader in the ID card and tracking systems field. After success with its ID card software, RapIDcard, in the 1990s, VDS went on to develop RapIDtrack and Pocketracker, a companion PC Based and Handheld ID tracking solution for schools, universities, businesses, events and more. VDS photo ID card system software creates emergency and essential personnel ID badges and their Handheld Tracking and Biometric Authentication solutions validate an individual's identity as well as manage and track proper security credentials. VDS photo ID card and tracking systems are customizable, user friendly and scalable for use in any business. For additional information, visit www.visiondatabase.com.

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