NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) today announced the introduction of CS Gold® 4.1, the newest version of its campus card solution Working together with the State University of New York (SUNY) in Albany and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Diebold made enhancements to CS Gold 4.0 which will improve efficiency and usability and incorporate new functionality. System advancements in CS Gold 4.1 include Conference Card issuance, integration of alarm panels and digital video recorders (DVRs), new and enhanced graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and more.
Brian McCarthy, SUNY-Albany’s SUNYCard System Administrator, and Kent Pawlak, UTA’s director of Campus Card Services, are two key players in the advancement of campus card solutions. McCarthy’s and Pawlak’s vast experience in beta testing and use of innovative techniques continues to generate improvements in Diebold’s campus card systems. Their unique perspectives and creative use of standard functionality inspires system developers and users to advance the technology.
“SUNY – Albany and UTA are way ahead of the curve in terms of pushing for the progressive technology we’re providing,” said Brad Stephenson, vice president Physical Security Group at Diebold. “Without question, they have played a key role in expanding the functionality and reliability of CS Gold.”
The integration of alarm receivers and DVRs into the CS Alarm Management™ module takes advantage of Diebold’s 143 years of security experience. It gives colleges and universities the ability to turn any workstation into a alarm monitoring station. CS Alarm Management can automatically activate administratively pre-programmed responses when an alarm is triggered. The new features within the module allow for CS Gold to record events from cameras in the vicinity of the alarm.
Kent Pawlak said, “The security information coming from CS Gold has more dependable and accurate information for security officers on campus. The most beneficial features are flexibility, integration of alarms, access control and multiple-alarm monitoring.”
“This was a massive development project for Diebold,” said Doug Pritchard, account manager of Texas’ Campus Card System. “Diebold has extensive experience with this type of security integration for financial institutions, but the UTA project was the first time we have done this level of integration for higher education. The university is excited about the new system, and it is up and running successfully. We plan to use it as a product offering for other campuses.”
The release announcement of CS Gold 4.1 with expanded functionality is being coordinated to coincide with the Diebold Card Systems User Group Conference (DCSUG), November 12-16, in Los Angeles. For more information on the conference, visit www.dcsug.org.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery systems, security and services. Diebold employs more than 13,000 associates with representation in more than 88 countries worldwide and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $1.9 billion in 2002 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DBD’. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.diebold.com.