IR Security & Safety has signed a partnership agreement with Blackboard Inc. that will make IR systems interoperable through Blackboard’s Building Blocks Program™.
Under the terms of the agreement, IR Security & Safety joins Blackboard’s Building Blocks Program, which provides developer services for creating extensions to Blackboard’s enterprise software systems. The agreement will allow for an interface between the Blackboard Transaction System™ and IR products that include the Locknetics™ CM off-line Campus Lock, RSI Hand Geometry Reader, and Geoffrey software.
Blackboard is a leading provider of commerce systems to the U.S. higher education market. The agreement will enable IR to provide access, using a single student ID, through a range of IR products to campus services such as vending, food services and on-line access control.
“The RSI Hand Geometry Reader is the first use of a biometric identification product with the Blackboard Commerce Suite,” said Kathy Turany, Vice President at Blackboard. “It provides a very effective way for higher education institutions to verify identification for everything from food service charges to access control. This solution integrates the most sophisticated levels of identification with the Blackboard Commerce Suite and enables our clients to enhance their security while reducing their operating costs.”
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company’s product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite TM and the Blackboard Commerce Suite TM. Blackboard’s clients include colleges, universities, schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and staff in North America, Europe and Asia.
About IR Security & Safety:
IR Education Solutions is part of IR’s Commercial Security & Safety Sector, which includes leading brands such as Schlage locks, Von Duprin exit devices, LCN door closers, Dixie-Pacific Architectural Columns, Kryptonite portable security products, Dor-O-Matic automatic doors, Steelcraft doors, and Recognition Systems access control products. For more information about IR Security & Safety, visit our websites at www.irsecurityandsafety.com or www.schlagelock.com.
IR (Ingersoll-Rand) is a leading innovation and solutions provider for the major global markets of Security and Safety, Climate Control, Industrial Productivity, and Infrastructure. Further information on IR can be found on the corporate web site at www.irco.com.